On Saturday, Sudan’s police chief and his deputy were dismissed from the post by Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
According to a cabinet statement, Lieutenant-General Khaled Mahdi Ibrahim Al-Emam and his deputy Al-Sadiq Ali Ibrahim were removed from their posts.
Lieutenant-General Anan Hamed Mohammed Omar was appointed as Sudan’s new police chief and Major General Muddathir Abd al-Rahman Nasr al-Din as his deputy, as mentioned in the same statement.
The move comes as Hamdok was reinstated as the country’s prime minister after signing an agreement with the military that put an end to a weeks-long crisis that threatened to undermine Sudan’s political transition.
The dismissals also come as several protesters were killed in protests against last month’s military takeover.
Last week, Al-Emam denied reports that police forces had opened fire on protesters during demonstrations against the military.
Sudan was being run by a sovereign council of military and civilian officials prior to the military takeover on October 25, which was overseeing the country’s transition period until elections in 2023.