Armed elements loot and burn Abyei town in Sudan

Abyei man on the ground

Abyei man on the ground

Thousands of people in Sudan have fled the disputed oil-rich town of Abyei where armed elements have reportedly embarked on a rampage of burning and looting.

 The Abyei region is contested by North and South Sudan.

 A delegation of the Security Council, which is visiting Sudan, has expressed concern about the escalating of violence in Abyei where security forces from both sides have exchanged heavy and small arms fire.

 To find out more about what's happening in Abyei, Derrick Mbatha spoke with Kouider Zerrouk, the spokesman for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) who's in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

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