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Situation under control after gunfire: Sudan's PM

Published : 15 Jan 2020, 00:05

  DF-Xinhua Report

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. File Photo Xinhua.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the situation is under control after Tuesday's gunfire around buildings of the General Intelligence Service (GIS).

"We reassure the citizens that the incidents that took place today are under control and will not stop our work," said Hamdok on his Twitter account.

He further noted that Tuesday's incidents would not make the government to backtrack from implementing the objectives of the "revolution."

"We reaffirm our confidence in the armed forces and other regular forces and their ability to control the situation," he said.

Earlier on Tuesday gunfire took place at Kafouri area in Bahry, Suba area and the Operations Authority headquarters.

In August 2019, the former Transitional Military Council dissolved the intelligence organization's Operations Authority where about 13,000 people worked.

They were asked whether to join the army or the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) or be discharged and get end-of-service rewards, and the majority opted for the latter.

Members of the disbanded units refused to hand over their weapons to the armed forces until they get the rewards.