Armed gunmen in RSF uniform rob WFP trucks in Darfur

The refugee commission in Sudan said that armed gunmen on motorbikes dressed in Rapid Support Forces uniforms have managed to seize five trucks belonging to the World Food Program.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The commission’s spokesperson, Adam Rijjal, the trucks contained foodstuff headed from al-Fasher to the Sertoni camps in North Darfur.

Rijjal said that the truck drivers and their assistants were also held at gunpoint, robbed off their belongings, and then assaulted with the butt ends of the assault rifles the gunmen were carrying.

The spokesperson denounced the “continuing” armed robberies committed by militias against civilians in Darfur, which he described as a “threat to the region’s security.”

In December of 2020, the UNAMID, a joint force deployed by the UN to Darfur, announced its complete withdrawal from the region following a decree issued by the UN Security’s Council.

Sudanese people had hoped the Juba Peace Agreement signed between the armed struggle movements and the transitional government on October 2020 would usher peace into the region, but were dismayed by the security situation becoming worse than it had ever been.

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