Ahmad Adam Ahmad

Ahmad Adam Ahmad, the high ranking member of the NCP who was murdered in Kadugli, seems to have an interesting past. He comes up briefly in the following excerpt from an enclosure to a letter of Mr. Haile Woldensae, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea, concerning an aborted assassination plot by the National Islamic Front (NIF) regime of the Sudan on Mr. Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea.

The fragment is interesting for various reasons.

UN Security Council
7 July 1997

Enclosure II
Confession by Captain Nasreddin Babikir Aba al-Khairat, a member of the General Security Services of the
ruling National Islamic Front (NIF) regime in Khartoum, entrusted with the mission to assassinate President Isaias Afwerki

Question: What is your full name?
Nasreddin Babikir Aba al-Khairat Bosh.

Question: Your age?
32 years.

Question: Your occupation?
Captain in the General Security Services.

Question: Your previous occupation?
Adjutant in the People's Armed Forces.

Question: Where were you born?
I was born in the Governorate of Zalinji in 1965.

Question: Could you give us a brief account of your education?
I was born and grew up in Zalinji and completed my primary and middle schooling there, continuing until the second year of the secondary level, when I left school. I then left Zalinji, my birthplace, for Khartoum; that was in 1981. In 1982 I joined the Sudanese armed forces, to be exact the frontier forces in Khartoum, remaining and working in the capital until 1984, until I was transferred to the Upper Nile Governorate where I stayed until 1989. I worked in Malakal, Kober, Shikaw, Nasir, Bor and Ayot. In the Malakal countryside I was in the Gassera district. Then I went to western Sudan to Nyala, and stayed there until 1991. That was the year in which my uncle was assassinated. My family wanted me to take his place because he had been the support of the household. In accordance with the wishes of the family, I retired from the armed forces and was pensioned off in 1991.

Question: When you retired from the army, what was your military rank?
Adjutant; I was involved in support duties and I established a large military camp in the area for the peoples defence forces.

Question: Where?
In the area of Dahab Sharu. I started my activities in the camp and in July 1991 instructions came from the Governor, Abu Fatimah Abdullah, as well as from al-Tayyib Sikha and al-Tayyib Ibrahim Muhammad Khair, the commanders, and other administration officers in the area, and I was put in charge of two companies to carry out military operations in the Nuba Mountains, where our forces went early in July 1991. When we reached the area of Kadugli, we went to Taloshi where the rebels were. During our second day on the move I was wounded in the right cheek and was transferred to Khartoum for treatment where I was visited by members of my family, and by al-Tayyib Ibrahim Muhammad Khair, the Governor Abu Fatimah Abdullah and other members of the leadership.

Question: How long did you stay in hospital?
About eighteen days, after which I had three days' convalescence before I was summoned to the Security Service headquarters.

Question: Who was it that summoned you?
They came to me with my uncle, Amir al-Dalnaqawy Basisy, and we went to headquarters where al-Tayyib Ibrahim Muhammad Khair, Abdullah Abu Fatimah, Salah Bosh, Dr. Nafi Ali Nafi, and Dr. Ghazi Salah al-Din were present. All of them praised my activities in setting up the people's defence camp. My forces
carried on their operations, and continued, together with the armed forces, to fight the rebels. They therefore thought it appropriate that I should be with them in the Security Service. They told me that, and I accepted their suggestion and went to the Inderaba camp, west of Omdurman.

Question: When was that?
It was on 10 August 1991 that I went to Inderaba and met the forces in training. I continued my training there and graduated on 1 January 1992.

Question: Who was at the Inderaba camp at that time? Were they all Sudanese or
were there foreigners among them?
Our forces comprised 38 mujahidin, 18 of them were Sudanese and the other 20 were foreigners, including Egyptians, Algerians, Palestinians, Iranians and Eritreans.

Question: Will you tell us the names of some of the foreigners?
Among the Egyptians I remember Mustafa Hamza, who was one of those who carried out the attempted assassination of President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak in Adis Ababa, and Ali Mustafa and Tariq Mohamedein who came from King Faisal Street in Giza. Among the Palestinians, I remember Misira Suleiman, Islam Salamah and Hasan Arif. Among the Algerians I remember Mahsan Salih, Rabi' Hasan and Habib Rabih. The Chadeans included Muhammad Ali, Izz al-Din Husein, Adam Abd al-Hadi and Ahmad Shia. And the Iranians included Salah al-Din al-Husein and Abd al-Ilah (I do not recall his father's name). The Eritreans included Abd al-Salam who is now head of the Security Service of the Eritrean mujahidin.

Question: Do you remember the name of his father?
My goodness, he is a very, very good friend of mine. Once we arrived here at the village and visited their house in Qadarif close to the secondary school in the district called Karary. In addition to Abd al-Salam there was Bayyin who lives in Kassala and also Isma'il.

Question: The Sudanese who were with you, were all of them officers?
Yes, all of them were officers.

Question: Have you mentioned their names to us?
My intake consisted of Captain Mahir al-Tayyib Ahmed - who took part in that operation with me - Captain ... all of them are captains ... al-Tijari Omar, Omar Sa'd, Mu'awiya al-Baghid, Yasir Ja'far, Anwar Ishak, Abu al-Qasim Hasan, Khalid Abu Bakr, Yusef Husein, Wad al-Amda, Usama al-Turabi, Taha Muhammad Taha, Ahmad Adam Ahmad, al-Amin Yusef and al-Haj Iysa Sharif.

Question: Is Usama al-Turabi the son of Hasan al-Turabi?
Yes, he is the son of Sheikh Hassan al-Turabi but he was released during the torture resistance training.

Full text of this UN document: S/1997/517


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