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1 killed, 3 injured as S. Sudanese clash over girl in Port-Sudan

Author: Alhadi Hawari | Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

At least one person has been killed and three others injured after fighting erupted among South Sudanese refugees in Port-Sudan early this week, a local chief has said.

Several others are reportedly missing, according to traditional chief William Gatpan.

He says the fighting occurred between two communities of Koch and Mayom from Unity states.

This is after they disagreed over the marriage of a pregnant girl belonging to one of the communities.

Chief Gatpan says the Sudanese Red Sea State police intervened and kicked both communities out of the town and arrested some of them.

At the time of the intervention, a 54-year-old man was already killed, and three others got injured.

Chief Gatpan told Eye Radio from Port-Sudan on Wednesday that the fighting was among the community from Unity State.

“We have a lot of problems here and even one person has been killed and three others injured, and they are in hospital, it’s a fight between the Nuer community alone over a girl who was impregnated,” said Gatpan.

“The girl is from Koch County of Unity State and the person who did that is from Mayom County,

“Now all of us are in the bush just to a mountain here in Port-Sudan and we were kicked out from Port-Sudan town by the [Sudanese] government.”

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