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  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 6:07 PM
    Last Update : Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6:11 AM

Army Trains Hundreds of Young People in Port Sudan

(AWP) - The city of Port Sudan, in the Red Sea State, held a ceremony celebrating the graduation of hundreds of young men and women who received military training by the armed forces, so that they could protect their neighborhoods against any possible attacks by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The training took place in special camps in the eastern Sudanese city over several weeks, and covered the use of all types of firearms, as part of a program called ‘Armed Popular Resistance Vigilantes.’

Mostafa Mohamed Nour, Governor of the Red Sea, said the graduates of the training camps would join the effort to secure and guard their own residential sections, and maintain security and order there.

“Now our sons, daughters, uncles and women will guard their own neighborhoods. Tonight, all neighborhoods will see how they will be protected by these young people,”he added.
Nour affirmed that the Red Sea state would remain safe, stable and immune to invasion by the RSF.

The young people performed a military parade and various activities such as military formations and battle simulations, including attacks inside residential districts, with all types of light and medium weapons.

The events were attended by a host of local political leaders, military commanders and citizens.
Abida Beshir, a military trainee, said she had joined the training program so she could learn how to use weapons.

“I wanted to learn how to defend myself against the kinds of violations that have taken place in Khartoum, particularly against the women,” she added.

Zaynab Mahmoud, another female military trainee, said although she was sick, old, suffered from a slipped disc, and had had surgeries, she was motivated to be in the program.

“I joined the program along with my two daughters, sister, son and husband so that what happened in Khartoum and Wad Madani would not be repeated here in the Red Sea state,” she noted.