Today, Friday, the Sudanese coup government began implementing directives from its deputy chairman to deal with tribal conflicts in the Darfur region with military resolve.
The authorities in South Darfur, western Sudan, revealed that a “military aircraft” had landed at the areas where tribal conflicts erupted south of the state capital, Nyala.
The State Security Committee held a long meeting in Nyala on Friday, after which the arrival of military aircraft was announced.
The renewed conflict between the Rizeigat and Fallata tribes took place middle of the week in the state’s southern regions, leading to dozens of deaths and injuries.
State authorities were forced to send military forces to stop the two sides from going at each other.
The renewed conflict led to the suspension of a reconciliation conference between the Fallata and Ta’isha, which was destined for the end of last week.
After today’s meeting, the South Darfur Security Committee said that directives were issued to the military forces to deal decisively with any gatherings in the areas of tribal conflict.
It specificallt warned against any gathering in the areas of “Mandowa, Majangari, Al-Qantour, Marmos, Al-Joghana and the areas of East Al-Tawil.”
The Deputy Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, the leader of the Rapid Support Militia, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo “Hemedti”, issued directives this morning to the government of South Darfur and the State Security Committee, to resolve the tribal attacks, militarily, and “strike with an iron fist against anyone who violates the law.”
According to a press statement, Hemedti directed the commissioned governor of South Darfur, Hamid Mohamed Al-Tijani Hanun, and the state security committee, “to disperse and prevent any tribal gatherings by military force and to implement the emergency law immediately to resolve the tribal conflicts in South Darfur.”