GoSS hints that SPLA may intervene to protect Abyei people

Media Monitoring Report, 18 February 2008

Government of Southern Sudan hinted that SPLA might intervene to retaliate to any attack targeting the people of Abyei after the Meseriya gave them an ultimatum, till Saturday, to hand over the administration of the area to the a new administration set up by Mohamed Omer Al-Ansari who has told AlSahafi that he would arrive in Khartoum today aboard special plane for consultations with security authorities, he declined to reveal.

GoSS Presidency Minister Luka Biong, said yesterday that SPLM/A and GoSS are responsible for the safety of any citizen in Abyei, whether Meseriya or Dink Nygok, adding that GoSS would react to any attack on any Abyei ethnic group, and accused what he described as ‘NCP elements’ of seeking to escalate the situation in the area.


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