Yesterday, Sunday, the Sudanese government decided to deploy large numbers of forces in South Darfur, after 15 people were killed and dozens were wounded in a tribal conflict over water in the region.
The official Sudanese News Agency (SPA) quoted the governor of South Darfur as saying that Sudan will deploy “large numbers” of forces in the state after the killing of 15 in tribal violence recently.
This state is part of the restive Darfur region in the west of the country, which has suffered from a bitter conflict that erupted in 2003.
Two local leaders reported that a struggle over a source of water between the Masalit and Fallata tribes in the Gereida region resulted in the killing of two Fallata.
One of the leaders said that Fellata responded by killing 13 Masalit and wounding 34 others.
Gereida is 97 km south of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state.
Earlier, the governor of the state, Musa Mahdi, visited the Gereida region, and examined the events in the region, accompanied by the State Security Committee.
Mahdi said that the security committee met and issued decisions, the most important of which was the deployment of military forces in large numbers to arrest those involved and collect weapons, in addition to forming an investigation committee that began its work.