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July 6, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Gunmen killed the speaker of Sudan’s South Kordofan State parliament Ibrahim Blendiah on Friday while he was inspecting agricultural projects in the troubled state on Friday.

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Speaker of South Kordofan Legislative Assembly Ibrahim Blendiah

Blendiah was ambushed in Kuttn, a village located at 37 km south of Dilling. Seven people accompanying him were also killed including Faisal Bashir, secretary general of the state’s strategic planning council, Ali Mattar, former commissioner of Shaikan town, an individual called Abdel Rahaman Kabsour, a cameraman and three drivers.

Sudanese authorities accused the rebel Sudan people’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) of murdering Blendiah, but the rebel group denied in a short statement any link with the incident.

The corpses of the eight victims will be buried today in the state capital Kadugli in presence of a high ranking personality, which sources say might be the vice-president al-Haj Adam Youssef.

Belndiah was a former SPLM-N member who defected from the rebel group and joined the ruling National Congress Party.

The SPLM-N and the Sudanese military have been fighting since June 2011 when the army attempted to disarm the SPLM-N fighters who refused saying the security arrangements provided for in the disarmament process should only take place after popular consultations were complete.

South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where the SPLM-N is also fighting the government, were granted special status under the 2005 peace deal that allowed South Sudan to seceded a year ago.

They two sides refused to hold talks on the basis of a framework agreement they signed on 28 June 2011. The NCP later rejected the deal.

The UN Security Council demands that line with a roadmap designed by the African Union the differences between the two SPLM parties in South and north Sudan and the Sudanese government by resolved by 2 August.

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  • 7 July 2012 07:34, by George Bol

    Filling stomach with rubbish is worse. Too bad this speaker died in his birthplace while betraying his own people for dirty money. NCP will finish greedy people one by one by alluring them with fake positions and money and latter murder them indirectly. NCP murder this speaker so they have space for their reduction of their assembly in NCP. Too bad!

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  • 7 July 2012 07:41, by Peter Marko

    I wish this thug criminal governor, Ahammed Haroun, and bitch called Affaf Towar were among the dead. They have killed so many innocent lives.

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    • 7 July 2012 10:49, by Runrach

      The killing of Mr. Belndiah was politically a job well done, while on humanity ground; it is a tragedy to his family members but his fellows Nubian on uniforms doesn’t give damn shit about his death since he their comerades.

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  • 7 July 2012 07:44, by Dinkawarrior

    Those traitors must die because they abusing the rights of their people. Look the ways they name themselves with such a shameful names, where is your orginal names of Darfur?

    Guys you need to think twice about the future of your people then your pockets, your identity and your culture are the most important things in human lives.

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    • 7 July 2012 07:59, by Aaban

      We never touch him they killed him to covered up their wrongdoing because he was quoted saying that he will go back to the bush if the Khartoum refused to talk with our SRF movement,

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      • 7 July 2012 10:23, by Dumodit

        You’re right to smile in death of those black African-Arab adapted culture. The real Sudanese are finishing themselves in such way. If they have right senses, then never associated with traitors leaders in NCP government.
        I felt regrete to lost these people it would be a jubilee for Sudanese if it was Basher Omar killed by Gunman not Blendiah.
        Others should learn from them

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  • 7 July 2012 07:51, by kinagonago

    The ghost of his own people he and his masters Arabs killed has called him. God’s angels will question him (Ibrahim Blendiah) why they murdered innocent people. "Blood is thicker than water."

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  • 7 July 2012 08:01, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "Belndiah was a former SPLM-N member who defected from the rebel group and joined the ruling National Congress Party."

    Any betrayer of the people of Nuba Mountains will die the same way. These people suffer long enough and whoever implicates him/herself in to their suffering will bear the wrath of Allah or God, and will never escape it. Have a good hell.

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    • 7 July 2012 10:10, by mohammed ali

      Belendiah is a true son of Sudan who didn’t want to follow the Traitor Al Hilou. He is just like other true sons of Sudan like Thabita Butrus and Daniel Kudi who don’t want to follow Traitor Al Hilou.General Telphone Koko is also true son of Sudan arrested by the SPLA thieves, he should be released from jail in Juba.Those criminals who assacinated Belendiah will brought to justices very soon.

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      • 7 July 2012 11:46, by Aarai Baka

        To Ali

        looks like your dream wouldnt come to your wishes or want as of now man. look like the speaker was the really traitor of current crisis of South Kordofan, other than that, Let him RIP.

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      • 7 July 2012 19:55, by Elijah B. Elkan

        Mr. Ali,

        Sir, Bashir/Khartoum is good in Killing it’s citizens. Mr. Belendaih and the rest were assassinated by your government. Bashir has killing 2.5 millions southerns. Also he killed 1 million Darfurians. Now he’s killing Blue Nile, Kordufan citizens. Next he be will killing student in Khartoum, stay tune!. Bashir is the world’s most wanted criminal dead or alive, preferably dead!.

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  • 7 July 2012 08:27, by sudan african

    These idiot deserved to die anyway, because their stupidity had killed so many innocent people in Southern Kordufan. Look at the set up by the NCP to kill this people and try to blame the rebels. The real question a real person with a head would ask is what is a speaker of the state doing inspecting agriculture projects? where is the minister of agriculture? Look how stupid these people are.

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  • 7 July 2012 08:36, by Madina Tonj

    Clearly this is the best lesson for those who join National criminal guilty party of Omar al Bashir. Daniel Kudi and others Formers SPLA/SPLM of N who took bribes from Khartoum regime while, Nuban people are dying under same regime will some day follow this guy. Nuban who are inside must find those SPLA/SPLM N defect to bad government and let them follow these traitors to hell. Please get them

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  • 7 July 2012 08:56, by Majongdit

    With defectors it is always the same story: who killed them is always a puzzle.

    I think he fell on an NCP trap as he tried to defect back to the SPLM-N.

    He should not have defected to NCP in the first place. Tomorrow they will stand on his grave and give strong speeches...just playing with minds of the people.

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    • 8 July 2012 04:33, by mohamed mahgoub

      The same fade like many before always the the same story about amysterious accedence happened to those poor defecters or some fake peace ageement signers ( karbino,Ton ,even Minawy but they missed ) any way he got what he deserve I don’t think he had that impotance for SPLA to stage his assination why not the big fish.

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  • 7 July 2012 09:00, by Snipper

    This is a lesson to those who stabbed people at the back during difficult times!

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    • 7 July 2012 09:07, by Robot

      This was a planned assassination, look, there is no report of who killed him, it is only said that the speaker was suspected to want to return to his former.... they are stranded on how to put this lie. NCP had enough lessons that our African brothers should learn from.....

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      • 7 July 2012 09:52, by Nibs

        Good riddance,whether it is premeditated murder or divine retribution,it is justice to children and women of nuba.trators death is ussually mysterious.

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  • 7 July 2012 09:58, by Nubian King

    Well done to you Blendiah,
    You enjoyed the deaths of your own Nuba people during your life. Tabitha, Kodi, Khamis Basha and the rest, your brutal deaths on the way. Start preparing your wills before you die a dog like your comrade, Blendiah.Arabs masterminded your death and the Nuba enjoyed it because you’re a traitor, stomach-driven and do not know what you’re doing to your people. Bravo Gunmen!

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    • 7 July 2012 14:45, by sudani ana

      So called Nubian king, only a murderous criminal like you and your SPLM/A masters would celebrate the killing of innocent politicians and their drivers. These men had families and children, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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      • 7 July 2012 20:28, by sudan african

        Sudani Ana, all those people who were killed by your criminal government khartoum from blue nile, darfur states and southern kordufan they all have families that look after them and that does not bother your pop Humar Al Bashir from killing them. It only bother you when your slave like these idiot are being killed. Just wait Humar Al Bashir is coming after you, he doesn’t care who dies in his hand

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  • 7 July 2012 15:08, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear SPLM-N
    Well done
    killing of traitor who used to ran in and out always .that’s a fate of those criminals
    SPLM-N Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee go a head

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