The new minister initiated a series of visits to states affected by violence, starting with North Kordofan. Will he succeed in his role in securing people from fear while the rest of the government components accomplish the task of feeding them from hunger?
The Minister of Interior, LTG Ezzedine al-Sheikh, arrived in al-Obied to assess the security situation.
It’s the minister’s first visit outside Khartoum, following the cabinet declaration last week.
The minister’s delegation includes a number of officials, as well as security and military figures.
North Kordofan imposed a state of emergency and a curfew, after protests accompanied with looting and vandalism.
It is decided that the minister will hold meetings with the state government to stand on the overall security and service conditions, in addition to inspecting the places that have been affected by the recent sabotage events that have occurred in the various cities of the state.
The state closed schools, fearing for the lives of students and to prevent them from being used in political agendas.
According to the schedule of the visit, the delegation will visit the districts of Umm Rawaba and Rahad, which witnessed incidents and acts of vandalism.
Looting, destruction and fires took place in al-Obeid, Umm Rawaba, Rahad, which is believed to be organized.
The government accuses the former regime’s elements of being behind the violent protests in a number of Sudanese cities recently.
Violent protests began in the eastern city of Gedaref, where the main market was looted.
After al-Obeid fires, violence erupted in al Fashir in protest against the frequent disputes between farmers and herders.
A number of government headquarters and the commodity stock exchange in the al Fashir were burned.
The violent protests reached al Geneina, while the most violent scenes were in Ad- Daein in East Darfur state.
The authorities imposed a state of emergency in all the cities Darfur; Gezira State joined the cities, fearing the violence scenario.
In an attempt to end the incidents, the Public Prosecution Office issued arrest warrants against a number of the perpetrators of the former regime.
On the other hand, the cities of Khartoum, Port Sudan, and Kassala witnessed protests against the high prices, but they were peaceful protests.
Sudan suffers from a severe economic crisis, and a scarcity of foreign currency in the public treasury, which has resulted in the phenomenon of bread and fuel lines.
A new government was sworn in last Wednesday, in light of economic, political and security challenges.
The security services are accused of slowing down and lack of response to many of the abuses that have taken place.
However, the new Minister of Interior confirmed that security and imposing the rule of law will be his highest priority.