“Abyei to bleed,” Twitter leads Sudan after killing more than 32 people

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An armed attack on the village of Klum in the disputed area of ​​Abyei between Sudan and Juba, after the secession of South Sudan, killed 32 people, which angered the pioneers of communication sites in Sudan.

Twitter users in Sudan described the attack as “a lawlessness.”

The US State Department condemned the incident, as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, published a tweet expressing his condolences to the families of the victims and condemning the attack.

Sudanese singers also expressed their anger and grief by marking # Abyei – bleeding, stressing the importance of imposing security control on conflict areas in various parts of Sudan where weapons are common.

It is reported that the oil-rich Abyei obtained a special status in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between Sudan and South Sudan on September 25, 2003.

The “Abyei” is a bridge between the north and south of Sudan, and in the north are the Arab Misseriya tribes, while in the south there are the African Dinka tribes.

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The Sudanese government condemned attacks on unarmed civilians and reprisals from any side, and warned of escalation and tribal incitement as it would only lead to more tension and violence.

For its part, the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNICEF) reported the killing of at least 32 people, including women and children, and the injury of dozens, as a result of an attack by armed Misseriya tribesmen on the Dinka tribe in the village of Coulomb, northwest of Abyei town, on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Farhan Haq, deputy UN spokesman, said at the daily press conference that peacekeepers had arrested five people after the attack, while the mission was continuing to patrol the area and investigate the incident.

The Southern Sudan (Abyei Administration) condemned the attack in the strongest terms, and called on the forces of UNICEF (the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei) to take the necessary measures to protect citizens from possible attacks, and to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice immediately. “

The UNICEF force was established in June 2011, and is charged with monitoring tension between Sudan and South Sudan, and is permitted to use force to protect civilians and humanitarian workers in Abyei.



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