16 Sudanese killed by Ethiopian gangs in El-Gadaref state: minister

Former chief of staff of the Sudanese army and current interior minister Esmat Abdel-Rahman (SUNA)

Former chief of staff of the Sudanese army and current interior minister Esmat Abdel-Rahman (SUNA)

KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) – Around 16 Sudanese people have been killed in an attack by Ethiopian armed groups on the joint border, a Sudanese official said on Wednesday.

Repeated clashes have been erupted on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border between the ’’Shifta’’ Ethiopian armed groups and the local Sudanese farmers during the recent weeks.

Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to settle their border disputes last year, but the agreement has not been implemented.

Also the two countries agreed to deploy joint border patrols to combat the outlaws, human trafficking and the other criminals on the common borders.

Sudanese minister of interior Abdel-Rahman Wednesday said that at least 16 Sudanese farmers have been killed and other 12 people injured in clashes with some Ethiopian armed groups in the border state of El-Gadaref.

Abdel Rahman told the Sudanese parliament in a hearing session on Tuesday that the Ethiopian armed groups have attacked the Sudanese border forces and the farmers in the areas of ’’Fashaga’’, ’’Algalabat’’, ’’Giraisha’’ and Sanda in El-Gadaref.

’’At least 16 Sudanese civilians have been killed, 12 injured, 7 abducted and near to 300 cattle were raided in the past period by the repeated Ethiopian attacks,’’ said the minister .

The Sudanese lawmakers urged the minister to deploy military and police forces to protect the Sudanese territories and the farmers.

The National Assembly speaker Ibrahim Ahmed Omer has further requested the Sudanese ministry of interior to deploy more reinforcements on the border with Ethiopia and South Sudan.

The Sudanese farmers on the border areas have repeatedly claimed that the Ethiopian armed groups seek to seize their fertile lands.

The Sudanese parliamentarian member for El-Gadaref town Ismail Ahmed Musa last week accused the Ethiopian armed groups of seizing 794 Kilometres of the Sudanese farm lands in the eastern Sudan state.

5 Responses to 16 Sudanese killed by Ethiopian gangs in El-Gadaref state: minister

  1. tolcha October 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    “Yewondi Qolleti Yallew endezih yigelaal, yegnaw yee wondi qolleti gini wede OMN yaalekissaal!”
    ” Dhirria Akkanati Offiraa Halleltti, kennya Kognaan 2-3 yoo Somaalidhaan dorsifaamani garra OMN it boyyanii. Kaanatuu Bilissa off bassaree yaa jaara!”
    “Heroes kill its enemy like this, while our heroes cry and whine to OMN day and night when they are wipped their ass by low life Somalis!”

    • Nigussie Getachew October 31, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

      Kefafay. We know you now. We know your aim…to disable PAFD….better you stop. I call Ayyantuu to block this the so called tolcha.

      • tolcha October 31, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

        ”Aramba enna Qobboo”.
        ”Fiyelle Wedezeya, Qizmizim Wedezih”
        No Comprehension, probably dementic!

      • SHM November 1, 2015 at 12:13 am #

        This man is funny he think we dont him…..is he fooling himself or what?

  2. Mario October 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Sudan Tribune wrote, “The Sudanese farmers on the border areas have repeatedly claimed that the Ethiopian armed groups seek to seize their fertile lands”.

    This is an absolute lie and fabrication. Any Ethiopian, armed or not is trying to take back what was theirs, but grabbed by Sudanese farmers under the deal reached by woyanes/TPLF and Sudanese government a while ago. Those who fight back are Ethiopian farmers who were expelled by force from their ancestral farmlands. It is as simple as that.

    Woyanes/TPLF have been doing similar deals in all regions who happen to have borders with neighboring countries and intra-ethic group conflicts to cause similar chaos. People in any ethnic group who oppose such arrangements are labeled as “gangs”, “Shiftas”, “armed groups”, “terrorists”, etc to denigrate and discredit their legitimate fight.

    Sudanese government is fighting the “Ethiopian gangs”, because it does not want to lose land given to it by woyanes for the favor it did woyanes/TPLF during their armed struggle. To keep that arrangement alive, the two regimes always cooperate to subdue any opposition at any cost. That is the truth on the ground.

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