ADDIS ABEBA – The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) expressed its concern on the escalation of the conflict in the country.
The regional block, in a statement issued on Thursday, underscored the need to preserve the peace and stability of the Sudan.
Oppositions say at least 100 people were killed by a paramilitary unit during protests while government officials claim that the number was at most 46.
the statement says “IGAD regrets the loss of lives and expresses its concern on the escalation of the conflict,” its statement reads”.
“It further would like to underscore the need to preserve the peace and stability of the Sudan and calls on all Sudanese stakeholders to exercise maximum restraint and ease the increasing tension.
“IGAD further calls on the Sudanese stakeholders to return to the negotiation table and work in good faith and in the spirit of compromise.
“IGAD reaffirms its continued engagement on the situation in the Sudan, in coordination with the African Union and it stands in support and solidarity with the Sudan and its people as they strive to overcome current challenges,” it concludes.