Tension Rising In Southern Kordofan Just Days After Elections

10 May, 2011 (Sudan News Radio)

The SPLM in Southern Kordofan has said tension is rising in the region as a result of a buildup of SAF troops since last week.

The secretary of information and the SPLM spokesperson in southern Kordofan Mohamedin Ibrahim spoke to SRS on Tuesday from Kadugli.

[Mohamedin Adam] “The security situation is not stable because the Sudan government has continued to deploy a large number of their forces back and now there is fear among the people in the area. Now if you are entering into southern Kordofan, you feel like you are entering into an army barracks, but not a town. It’s now three days since the Sudan army closed all the borders between south Sudan and southern Kordofan.”

The SPLM says SAF should withdraw all their forces from the area as the residents’ fear a retributive attack by the SAF should the announcement of the elections results disfavor the interest of the sudan government.

Our efforts to reach SAF for comments were unsuccessful.


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