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Sudan’s Defence Minister Vow to Enter South Sudan if Juba Doesn’t turn Sudanese Rebels in

Paramilitary Police officers patrolling an area (PHOTO: XINHUA)

Khartoum – Sudan’s defence minister fired a warning shot at Juba on Saturday calling for an immediate expulsion of Sudanese rebels from South Sudan territory or else. “Sudan will go inside South Sudan and look for them,” the defense minister said.

According to state owned Sudan Media Centre (SMC), Awad Ibn Olif said that his government run out of patient and “and will do what’s necessary to protect the Sudanese People.”

“Agreements with the government in Juba are not implemented. we have seen attacks after attacks landed from South Sudan borders by the rebels. We also have concrete evidences that the government in Juba is arming and training them. We have the duty to protect our people,” Awad said.

Sudanese defense minister’s remarks echo what his president said during the week. President Bashir was reported to have given South Sudan government until december this year to implement countries or border security or he will act. It’s unclear what action he was aiming to take.

President Bashir is wanted by ICC for crimes against humanity and genocide related charges in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

The “Darfur Genocide” refers to the current mass slaughter and rape of Darfuri men, women, and children in Western Sudan. The killings began in 2003 and continue still today, as the first genocide in the 21st century.

The Upper Nile Times

Ali Sadig Farah: A Political correspondent for The Upper Nile Times based in Khartoum, Sudan