Muawad Mustafa Rashid
According to news articles, some 11 police officers and non-commissioned officers were killed while carrying out their national duty in protecting their communities from the spread of drugs and harmful toxins, after they were exposed to a treacherous attack from drug gangs in the jungles of Al-Radoum Reserve, Sngo area in South Darfur State.
Prime Minister, Dr. Abdallah Hamdok mourned the martyrs and extended condolences to their families, friends, and the Sudanese people in general for this great affliction; but unfortunately, most of the social media outlets published the news as a news article without the deserved coverage and condemnation or at least expressing appreciation to the police authorities for their continuous sacrifices.
It is regrettable the negligence of the media to the killing of those heroes as if they were not belonging to us.
They are martyrs like those who were murdered near the army’s headquarters on 29terh Ramadan, but the latter found full coverage, and several reports were published while the police martyrs did not find the deserved coverage and reaction.
The principles are indivisible and the Sudanese blood is the same being in Khartoum or Darfur.
We believe that that the anti-drugs police authorizes are far away from the political wrangling and at the same time are playing a great role in protecting our beloved country from the drug trade.
Comparing the reaction towards the two incidents reminds us of the famous quote in Animal Farm story that (All Animals Are Equal, But Some Animals Are More equal than Other Animals).
Let us hope that our media deal equally with its coverage of the events afar from the political agenda.
Thumbs up to our police forces who spare no effort in fulfilling their sacred duty to boost the rule of law.
It is high time for the transitional government to work out an emergency plan to support the police authorities by providing all the required facilities to allow it to perform its duties professionally.