Sudan: Suspected outlaws torch, loot East Darfur governor's residence

Khartoum, Sudan ( PANA) - Security forces in East Darfur State of western Sudan are pursuing a group of outlaws who on Monday night attacked, torched and looted the state Governor's residence in Dhayein town, over 700 km west of Khartoum, government sources confirmed Tuesday.

North Darfur State Governor Abdul Wahid Yusuf said the outlaws also killed guards while East Darfur Governor Anas Omar was on his way to El Fashir, capital of North Darfur, to attend a conference on collection of weapons from civilians.

According to the state-run SUNA news agency, Yusuf said that security forces have taken control of the situation and would bring the culprits to justice.

The central government has not yet reacted to the incident which, reports said, was the first of its kind since the outbreak of unrest in Darfur Region 13 years ago.

Governor Yusuf also said that the armed forces have taken control of the situation in Jebel Mara region to address the aftermath of recent fighting, including the return of displaced persons to their home villages before the rainy season starts.

He explained that they were acting in cooperation with the governmental Humanitarian Aid Commission.

-0- PANA MO/AR 18April2016

19 april 2016 17:09:27

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