According to news articles, Security and Defense Council directed the armed groups, signatory of the Juba peace agreement, to stop the recruitment of new fighters and to withdraw their armed elements in Khartoum.
Further, the committee directed evacuating Greater Khartoum from the manifestations of armed presence.
That directive came on the wake of the recent criminal actions and armed clashes by the elements of the Armed Struggle Movements.
We commend the decisions of the Security and Defence and consider it as a wise step and will contribute in restoring security to some extent.
But even before the arrival of the Armed Struggle Movements troops to Khartoum, the insecurity in Greater Khartoum was on the rise by the outlaws who use motorbikes in grabbing the mobile phones besides night robberies after threatening the inhabitants with knifes and choppers.
It is true that the rise of crimes is due to the local, regional and international complications represented by wars and the internal conflicts a matter that resulted to security instability; but this necessitates from the governments to carry out its duties in protecting the people and to bring about control in all parts of its territories.
People in Greater Khartoum, in particular, are raising concerns over the growing insecurity incidences as it totally undermines the spirit of peaceful transitioning
The concerns come in the wake of recent killing of civilians by armed men in the suburbs of Khartoum state.
It is a clear act of group of individuals turning against peaceful settlements between the transitional government and the Armed Struggle Groups., a matter that necessitates swift moves from the concerned authorities to deal seriously towards the issue and arrest all suspects and monitoring people of criminal record especially those residing in the outskirts of Greater Khartoum., besides imposing harsh punishments against those criminals.