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Sudan, South Sudan agree on joint security plan in Abyei


 People gather around a house burnt by Misseriya gunmen in Komol of Abyei area on 22 January 2020 (ST photo)January 25, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan and South Sudan agreed on how to deal with the security issues in the border disputed area of Abyei, said the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesman on Friday.

Over thirty people were killed as a result of a revenge attack by the Misseriya tribesmen on 22 January.

The attack triggered tensions in the area and rumours spread on the social media about an attack by the South Sudanese army to control the area.

Amer Mohamed al-Hassan, SAF Spokesman, late on Friday dismissed rumours circulating on the social media about the alleged attack by the South Sudanese army on Abyei.

"We confirm the inaccuracy of what has been circulated. Also, conditions in Abyei town have returned to normal and the problem has been settled through peaceful coexistence committees in Abyei," al-Hassan said.

"On the political level, the defence ministers of the two countries met in Juba and agreed on a plan to solve the problem between the parties in Abyei," he stressed.

The spokesman did not elaborate on the agreement reached between the top military officials in the two countries.

Following a meeting on Thursday with President Kiir, a leading member of the Sovereign Council in Sudan Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, "Hemetti" told reporters that the two countries agreed to establish a joint mechanism to protect civilians and to dispatch forces to be deployed near Abyei for this purpose.

Sudanese Defence Minister Jamal Omer Ibrahim was in Juba when the attack occurred in Abyei as he was participating in the discussions over the security arrangements with the SPLM-N Agar. The same for Hemetti.

Also, President Kiir was keen to minimize the impact of the attack on improving bilateral relations between Khartoum and Juba.

"What happened in Abyei recently reflects the mentality of the former regime in Sudan," he said, stressing that will not affect the relationship of the two countries.

The former head of Abyei Oversight Committee from the Sudanese side said he resigned from his position after the formation of the transitional government because he is a member of former ruling National Congress Party of the ousted president al-Bashir.

"My situation has become anomalous," he said in a statement to Al-Siha newspaper on Saturday he preferred to resign to preserve the interests of his tribe in Abyei.

He said the attack was triggered by the rustling of cattle belonging to Misseriya, adding that the pastoralists in a first time went to the area asking to give them back the stolen cattle but they had been killed.

The Sudanese government had accused UNISFA of negligence and not protecting civilians.


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  • 26 January 2020 08:27, by Landlord

    Cattle issue will finish Dinka. The lucky part is that you are many just like sea sand.If the abbreviation (Dinka) is requested for meaning, it would appear Devil’s intention naked and known affects.Education,Religion, environment, civilization and other societies don’t impact on them at all. We need to study your hormones and genes if they are humans or cattles.

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    • 26 January 2020 22:43, by Mayendit

      Landlord or whatever your hidden name maybe.
      Some Equatorians alcoholic addicted are making noise about Dinkas but I have to tell you. We the men of the men are not going anywhere put it in your mind for now.I saw on the Facebook Nuers people and Equatorians have been celebrating to those Dinkas got killed by Arabs nomadic Misseriya tribes but keep dancing on Dinka and we will work on that. A

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  • 26 January 2020 22:53, by Mayendit

    The exiles on both sides Equatorians people and Nuers people are making rhetoric when in reality, they’re worst people in South Sudan. I have not seen people who can not appreciate the Liberators. All smalls towns and biggest cuties were liberated by Dinkas people in the SPLA and SPLM without Nuers people and Equatorians fearful people a shame on you people.

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    • 27 January 2020 18:43, by jubaone

      You worthless jienge scumbag. Appreciate you jienges for liberating what? Foolish jienges of Apuk, Juwiir, Thony killed themselves over the weekend over a piece of land, recently over 60 jienges killed themselves over Cuet-Akuet island along the Nile. Now these fucking jienges think they can come to Equatoria and grab lands at will. Idiots. We will"grill" and feed your carcasses to dogs.

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  • 27 January 2020 00:12, by lino

    The Nine Ngok Dinka shouldn’t accept Joint Military between Sudan and South in Abyei only for 2 conditions:
    1- Settle the Final Status of the Area.
    2- The joint Forces should operate outside the box- Huge Ruling Boarder.

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