SUDO UK CONDEMNS THE KILLING, ABDUCTION AND DISPLACEMENT OF CIVILIANS IN ANGONGA AND CALLS ON REBEL MOVEMENT TO AVOID MIXING WITH CIVILIAN POPULATION
On Friday 28/2/2014 the Janjweed Militias returning from South Kordofan, in vehicles accompanied by members mounted on horses and camels attacked Angonga area, South of Nyala on the way to Gereida. Angonga have been a theater for fighting between rebel groups SLA/ Mini Minawi and the government army and allied militias for the past three years. SLA/ Mini Minnawi withdrew from Angonga in the past few weeks. The Janjaweed militia attacked the area mass killing civilians, burning the 35 villages to ashes, destroying shops looting properties and displacing 5,000 civilians to Kalma camp, 3,000 to Alsalam camp and around 11,000 civilians are surrounded by the militia and they are unable to move to a safe location, and around 3,000 civilians are unaccounted for, Confirmed information says that around 35 civilians were killed and 20 girls were abducted.
Some of those who were confirmed killed:
To the GOVERNMENT
SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Janjaweed and all other militias.
SUDO UK calls on the Government to ensure that its army and police actively protect the local population throughout the country.
To the REBELS
SUDO UK calls on the REBEL MOVEMENTS to ensure that its forces does not enter civilian areas and do not put civilian population in danger by making their camps near villages and civilian settlements, throughout the country.
SUDO UKcalls on UNAMID to take strong action in order to fulfil its mandate, including its obligation to