Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses Sudanese police leaders in Khartoum, Sudan, on Dec. 30, 2018. Omar al-Bashir on Sunday said the government will not tolerate sabotage or damage to personal or property security. (Photo: Xinhua)
KHARTOUM, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday said the government will not tolerate sabotage or damage to personal or property security.
He made the remarks when addressing leaders of the Sudanese police in capital Khartoum.
"We will not neglect the security of the homeland, of the citizens, or of the public and private properties as this is our duty (to protect them)," he said.
Bashir further said the police forces are doing great at their duty.
Last Thursday, Sudanese government announced that 19 people have been killed during the popular protests which the country has been witnessing over the past week, noting that 187 members of the regular forces and 219 civilians were wounded.
Since Dec. 19, various areas in Sudan, including Khartoum, have been witnessing popular protests over the deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes of basic commodities.