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Sunday, 22 October 2017
 

Children, Students…Meet Catastrophic Fate!

Extremism, Terrorism…Threat to Generations
Sudan has lost young men and women to terrorism over the recent past.  The bitter consequences of university students joining ISIS resulted in leaving many children orphan as their believed to have been killed while fighting along the Islamic State.
Recently, four children with Sudanese origins whose parents are believed to have been killed fighting for Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte last year were handed over to the Sudanese consul for return to their country.
In June, eight children were handed over to the Sudanese authorities and returned to Sudan. Eleven other Sudanese women and children are still in Misrata.
Sudanese youth killed while fight for the Islamic state were mostly from medical colleges. Despite accurate statistics about Sudanese students fighting for the Islamic state are unavailable, but many believe that as many as 70 university students have so far joined the ISIS. 
Observers argue that trans-border crimes such as human and drugs trafficking, terrorism and extremisms, and arms traffickers have become attractive to many destitute individuals, who consider such game as the quickest way to wealth and prosperity. 
Sudan anti-terrorism efforts contained partnerships with relevant regional and international partners.  The First Vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh was quoted as saying that the government's resolve to combat terrorism is driven by noble humanity objectives. He called for clear evidence and approach to dealing with terrorism in addition coordination with all concerned parties. 
He noted that the workshop on terrorism comes within the framework of the concept of promoting common security and necessity to combat terrorism in favor international security, peace and peaceful coexistence, citing Sudan's efforts to tolerance and national dialogue to establish equal citizenship.
Terrorism as a global phenomena calls for concerting efforts by regional, national and international institutions, as accentuated by the UN Development Program (UNDP).