Not less than 65 persons have been killed in a tribal war between Hausa and Birta in the Blue Nile State in Sudan.
The latest update on the death toll in the days of bloody clash in Sudan is confirmed by the Province health minister, according to AJazeera news media.
It was gathered that the tribal war started after the Birta tribe rejected a Hausa request to create a civil authority to supervise access to land.
Someone who spoke from the Birta tribe said the Birta people only responded to the violation of its lands by the Hausa.
Local media reported that the violent began last week when a farmer was killed, leading to reprisal attacks.
The tribal war has led to massive streets protest in the country’s capital, Khartoum, demanding an end to the military government which the Sudan people believed is responsible for the tribal war.
Reuters reported few minutes ago, that, Security forces fired tear gas as Sudanese protesters marched in the capital Khartoum on Sunday against the country’s military leadership, holding it responsible for an outbreak of violence in Blue Nile State.
“The fighting between the Hausa and Birta ethnic groups in the southern province has also injured about 150 others, Gamal Nasser al-Sayed said on Sunday.
“Al-Sayed urged authorities in the capital of Khartoum to help airlift 15 seriously injured, as hospitals in the Blue Nile lack advanced equipment and life-saving medicine”, according to Associated Press.
According to AJazeera, authorities have deployed the military and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces — or RSF — to bring stability to the region. “They also imposed a nightly curfew from Saturday night and banned gatherings in the towns of Roseires and Al-Damazin, the state capital, where the clashes took place.
“Blue Nile Governor Ahmed al-Omda had on Friday issued an order prohibiting any gatherings or marches for one month”.