On 8th January 2021, a commercial truck driver (Mr. Ibrahim Suliman Kandagi) was traveling from Altugula gold mine to Abu-Jibaiha. His truck broke down at Gardood Toro and the passengers disembarked and used other moving vehicles. The truck driver was left alone because his assistant had gone to bring the needed spare parts to fix the truck. Suddenly, a group of four armed people with masks came and beat up the driver with sticks, took his smart phone and money from him. Later on after fixing the truck, the driver moved to Kologi town and reported/ filed the case against anonymous at Kologi police. But there has been no effort made to arrest the perpetrators.
On 16th December 2020, seven (7) armed soldiers some dressed in Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) uniform and others in Rapid Support Force (RSF) uniform with face-masks attacked farmers in Bogaya village. The farmers were attacked while they were at their farms. As a result of the attack, two farmers were injured. The names of the injured farmers are;
1. Mr. Daoud Austa Nimir (40 years old), his left arm seriously injured with multiple fractures. He was given first aid at Dilling hospital and later transferred to Khartoum hospital.
2. Mr. Ibrahim Bashir Melaise (42 years old), was injured in the right leg.
On 20thDecember 2020, a commercial truck was traveling from Abu-Jibaiha to Eljadeid gold mining area in Gadeir locality, the truck was attacked by eight armed people covering their faces with masks at a place close to Um-Elsheikh village near Kologi/ Kalogi town. The attackers shot and killed the driver (Mr. Osman Mohammed Elhassan) and robbed under gunpoint the passengers of their valuable belongings (like money and smart phones). The case was reported at Kologi town police but there is no effort that has been made to arrest the perpetrators.
On 3rd Dec 2020, Peace Activist Group (PAG) organized a public address in Gambaraya village where they were talking about peace process. Suddenly, a group of armed soldiers some dressed in Sudan armed force (SAF) uniform and others in Rapid Support Force (RSF) uniform raided the gathering. The soldiers came on eleven vehicles mounted with machine guns, they shot bullets in the air, arrested twelve people including an underage and took them to Al-Abbasiya military base where they had been confined for two days. During detention, they were intimidated and verbally insulted by calling them “NYAKAT” (it is a local word used by those in authority against Nuba people referring to them as rebels). They were also interrogated on accusations of being affiliated to SPLM-N. They were released on 5th Dec 2020 after being threatened and warned not to organize or participate in such gatherings anymore. Otherwise, they will be arrested and tortured
On 6 th December 2020, more than twenty passengers traveling on a truck from Haiban to Khartoum were blocked by Sudan Armed Force/ Military Intelligence at Al-Abbasiya town and forced to drive to the military base in town. All passengers were detained and their truck was packed at the military base. On the evening of 7th December 2020, the women and children were released after spending a night in a cell. The men stayed under detention with little amount of food and poor conditions. The reason behind their arrest is unknown and no case against them was filed
On 24th November 2020 late evening hours, Mr. Bukhary Ahmed Bukhary (28 years old), Mr. Abduelkareim Haroun (27 years old) and Mr. Abdalla Jarab (25 years old) were traveling from their Home town of Abu-Kershola to El-Obeid town using a private car. Their car ran out of fuel after reaching at Abu-Ghurr village. As they were still parked beside the road, four armed men with facial masks and dressed in civilian clothes appeared to them and forcefully robbed their phones and money. They robbed them under gun point as they beat them with sticks. Thereafter, the robbers disappeared. The three people (victims) were rescued by other travelers who took them to El-Obeid police and then hospital.
On 22nd November 2020, more than twenty passengers on a commercial vehicle travelling from Abu-Jibaiha to Talodi were robbed of their money and smart phones under gun point at a place called Gardood Torro. They were robbed by four armed people dressing Rabid Support Force (RSF) uniform. Immediately, the victims reported the robbery case at Gardood Torro military intelligence (MI) office and filed the case at Talodi police office on 23rd November 2020 but no further investigation was carried out.
On 15th September 2020, the military prison officials informed the accusing lawyers that, the eleventh (11th) accused person (Mr. Bardab Mohammed Osman Abakar) of Al-Sanadra case has been arrested. He had earlier escaped from the military prison on April 2018 and now he was finally arrested by the military police which handed him over to Kober prison where his fellows (co-accused) are held after being sentenced to death penalty. However, their case is in the process of appealing.
FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE Household food stocks remain low across the Two Areas.
Rains disrupt response in the Two Areas, while food prices remain high WFP distributes food to 1,218 households in Komo Ganza, Blue Nile WFP scales up feeding for 90 schools in South Kordofan
On18th August 2020, Mr. Baraka Yassin Dahab was driving his commercial vehicle from Kalogi to Abu-Jibaiha town. As he approached Abu-Jibaiha, three armed men dressed in Rapid Support Force (RSF) uniform shot at the vehicle aiming at the driver. One bullet injured Mr. Baraka on his left thigh but he did not stop driving up to a point he considered safe. The passengers that he was driving carried out the first aid measures and took him to Abu-Jibaiha hospital where he received treatment. The case was reported at Abu-Jibaiha police against anonymous.