An armed group broke into the pumping station of the southern field of Hasawna water system on Monday and intimidated and robbed the workers at the station.

The Man-made River Authority (MMRA) explained in a statement on Facebook that the armed group threatened the engineers and technicians at the station and stole their phones and other private holdings before fleeing the site to an unknown destination.

The MMRA appealed to all relevant authorities to provide protection for the system's fields, in order to maintain the flowing of water and avoid a water outages disaster, especially with the continuing acts of theft and sabotage of the system's components.