Home | News    Sunday 17 July 2016

Defector officer returns to North Darfur after nearly three years

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Militia officer Musab al-Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud with two army and poice officers in El Kuma area of North Darfur on July 16, 2016 (ST Photo)

July 17, 2016 ((EL-FASHER) - The governor of North Darfur state Abdel-Wahid Youssef announced on Saturday the return of a Border Guards militia officer Musab al-Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud, who defected in October 2013, with his troops and weapons.

The defected group members were discharged from the service upon their movement to Mellit area during an attack by the rebels in October 2013.

First Lieutenant Mahmoud who defected with his 700 militiamen, is now integrated in the Rabid Support Forces (RSF).

Addressing the RSF in El Kuma area of North Darfur, the governor pledged to put an end to any injustice against the government forces, in accordance with the military disciplines.

The governor has welcomed the return of the first lieutenant Mahmoud, urging everybody to show respect to their leadership and to the body to which they belong.

The commander of the sixth infantry division Major General Ashraf Al-Rifa’ai has meanwhile announced the end of differences with the renegade group, and praised them for their cooperation.

Al-Rifa’ai also appreciated the role of the mediators who managed to solve the crisis, saying that “it is easy to defect, but it is difficult to join peace”.

He further affirmed that Mahmoud has become safe after his return, stating that “we welcome him inside the army”.

“We would like to tell Ziyadia and Berti that Mahmoud is not keener than us to protect you”, he added.

Mahmoud and his soldiers deserted their military unit in South Kordofan and returned to Mallit to protect the tribes of Berti and Ziyadia after rebel attacks on the area.

To punish their bad conduct, the military command ordered the formation of a court-martial. But the lieutenant defected with his troops.

In his speech, Mahmoud extended his apology to the armed forces and the citizens for whatever he did.

“This is a new page and a break with the past. The country cannot afford conflict anymore”, he added.

He announced that the vehicles and the military equipment in their possession are now at the disposal of the military command, and called on the rebels to join peace.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Reflections on the SPLM-Ns 2017-10-18 20:15:33 By Mohamed Yassin It is sad, weird and ugly that some comrades reduced the vision of the SPLM to the SPLM-N standing for North, as a compromise. Its adaptation, it was bitterly adopted in an (...)

Do we have leaders in South Sudan or murderers? 2017-10-15 04:13:20 By Peter Gai Manyuon According to different scholars globally, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. More so, scholars have also identified a variety of (...)

Accountability, National Dialogue, and Elections: Which one of them comes first? 2017-10-12 21:51:17 By Dr Lako Jada Kwajok Conflicts or wars are the offspring of failures to have constructive dialogues in resolving problems between parties. The parties could range from countries, groups of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 October 7, 2017 A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth of Greater Bor in diaspora (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.