Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk has said the government is renewing its confidence in the army, as a limited protest movement broke out on Tuesday, in the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service headquarter, in Khartoum.
Hamduk added that the situation is under control, asserting the army’s ability to handle the situation.
Meanwhile, the Sudanese authorities closed the country’s airspace as a precautionary measure after firing bullets in the air.
The initial reports indicated that some employees of the national intelligence agency protested because of their dissatisfaction with the dues that were paid to them for retirement.
Within the framework of restructuring the intelligence agency, it referred many soldiers to retirement, but a group of them objected to their financial reward and the after-service benefits, protesting in the headquarter of the Sudanese Intelligence and Security Service.
The head of the national Culture and Media Council, Faisal Saleh, confirmed in a statement that the incident was a “limited protest movement,” saying that the armed forces and uniformed services were dealing with the situation and worked to secure the streets.
Saleh explained that “there were no casualties,” and the authorities are trying to persuade the “rebel” units to surrender themselves and their weapons, demanding the citizen to “move away from the sites and leave it to the uniformed services to secure the situation.”