A police car was carrying a number of police personnel in a South Khartoum popular district when some “outlaws” attacked the police vehicle and stoned the police personnel onboard it. A policeman, Najm Al-Deen Mohammad Ali Al-Zain died while he was on his way to hospital. Others were injured. At the slain police funeral, the police spokesman Gen. Dr. Hashim Ali Abdul Raheem gave more appalling details about the crime. The police car was on its way from a training program, heading for the municipality police HQ. The police personnel were unarmed. They were not carrying anti-riots equipment. They found the road blocked with barricades. The car stopped. Suddenly a number of “hooligans” came out of the blue! They started stoning the police personnel. Serious injuries were inflicted on the group. It was clear that the act was “premeditated” and it was a plan to kill the policeman. “It was an ambush”, the police general said firmly. The police general went further than that. He gave a more serious explanation to what happened. He described the incident as an act of “revolutionary warfare”! When a police general says such a thing, his words should be “taken seriously”. Revolutionary war means only one thing. That is out war against the whole society. The incident could not be isolated from the recent incidents that took place in Sudan. During the riots, there were reports that the killings of the protesters were committed by a “third party”! The killing of the policeman gives “credibility” to those reports. The doctor who was killed in Burri during the riots was said to have been killed by a “girl” and he was shot “from behind”. It was also said that weapon used in the killing of the doctor was not used by any security establishment in Sudan. The bullet itself was not used by police. So the duty of the security authorities is to “hunt down” all the elements of this third party and bring them to court. All the secrets concerning this issue should be revealed and disclosed to the public so that the people could calm down and be sure that the blood of their beloved ones did not go without price. This should not be taken as any other crime against a policeman who was killed in a clash with a bunch of common criminals. This is a serious crime against the whole system. It should be tackled with the utmost degree of seriousness.
Abdul Rahman AL-Zuma
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