Five school children ranging from ages 14 to 16 were killed after security forces broke into a student protest against the military rule in the Sudanese city of El-Odeid on Monday, July 29.
The Military Forces fired live ammunition into the crowd as the teenagers peacefully rallied against fuel and bread shortages in the capital of North Kordofan State.
The Forces of Freedom and Change coalition of opposition groups condemn the military and parliamentary forces for opening fire on the high school pupils and hereby call for a nationwide protest against the evil act.
The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA), the group that launched initial protests against now-ousted president Omar Al-Bashir said: ” We call on our people to take to the streets to denounce the El-Odeid massacre to demand the perpetrators brought to justice”.
The acting governor of North Kordofan, Mohammed Khidr Mohammed Hamid said he cannot confirm who opened fire between the protesters and the Security forces but an investigation is going on to ascertain the truth.
The Sudan Military council are yet to give a formal statement with respect to the new development.