Sudan detains 100 South Sudanese following fighting between Nuer sections in Khartoum

Members of Sudan’s security forces (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

May 10th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Sudan’s  security forces are detaining over one hundred South Sudanese after fighting between Nuer community sections killed 15 people, sources told the Nyamilepedia on Friday.

This week, fighting between Bul and Leek sections of the Nuer community in the Sudanese capital Khartoum led to the killing of around 15 people.

The Nyamilepedia has learned that the death toll continues to rise as some have reportedly succumbed to their wounds this afternoon and yesterday evening.

Speaking to the Nyamilepedia from the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Friday, one source said Sudan’s paramilitary militia group, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), has arrested 120 people over the communal fighting.

“As many as 120 people have been arrested by the Rapid Support Forces yesterday and the detention and arrests are still ongoing,” the source said on Friday.

The fighting first occurred in Kalakla and later on in Omdurman’s Iskan, a Khartoum suburb known to the Nuer community as ‘Tamanin.’

The fighting – sources said last week – began as brawl between rival gangs locally known as ‘niggas’ and later on instigated the intervention of everyone after innocent people who were not involved were targeted.”

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