Sudanese police receive counter Muslim Brotherhood training

Sudanese police forces are  reportedly receiving training in Egypt that emphasizes on combating the Muslim Brotherhood in Khartoum.

Khartoum: Agencies

According to Al-Monitor, the Sudanese police forces are receiving training to help combat Muslim Brotherhood plans in light of protests that erupted in the country.

This is in regards to protests that erupted in February throughout Darfur and Kordofan which the Sudanese transitional government accused Brotherhood entities and proponents of the deposed regime of igniting.

The Al-Monitor report quoted a SUNA reporting dating back to August 23 which had confirmed the presence of 150 Sudanese officers sent to Egypt to receive advanced training for “criminal investigation, VIP guarding, and internal security operations”.

The Al-Monitor reporting also concluded that the authorities in Sudan fear the Muslim Brotherhood tampering with the Sudanese police after a group of police officers threatened to go on strike during a speech given by the Minister of Interior, Ezzeldin el-Sheikh.

The report quoted the Governor of North Darfur – one of the areas of Darfur that had witnessed protests – Nimr Abdel Rahman, as having said that the Muslim Brotherhood “still enjoys influence in Darfur and across the country”.

An earlier report by Al-Monitor dating back to December 2020 reported that both Egypt and Sudan have sought to join forces in combating Muslim Brotherhood and other extremist groups and ideas through both security and religious steps.

One of those steps was a joint training course for both Sudanese and Egyptian imams on how to confront extremist ideas.

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