Abuja, May 11, 2023 (NAN) The Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mohamed Abdelmannan, has reiterated the country’s commitment to end the terrorist attack by the rebel Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Abdelmannan made this known in Abuja at a news conference organised by the embassy on the current situation in Sudan.
The envoy decried the flagrant violation of truce by the RSF, but reassured that the Sudanese Government would employ strategic measures to ensure safety and protection of all foreign communities.
According to him, the country would honour its obligation under the international laws and Vienna conventions, to protect all premises and staff of diplomatic missions.
“The government of Sudan strongly condemns these terrorist and criminal attacks, and urges the international community, the UN, AU, Arab League, OIC, and human rights organisations to take similar actions.
“By designating the insurgent RSF as a terrorist organisation and holding them accountable before the national and international justice mechanism, for violation of the international and humanitarian law.
“In this regard, we reiterate the firm commitment of Sudan and its competent authorities to take all measures to guarantee safety and protection of all foreign communities and diplomatic representation in Sudan,“he said.
He said the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) was in control and had increasingly rounded the rebelled RSF as outlaw militia.
On failure by warring factions to adhere to truce and ceasefire, the envoy said Sudan government accepted and upheld the agreement, the RSF never observed the truce.
He described the RSF as para-military forces, adding that the forces were not professional and did not observe truces, rather they loot unsuspecting civilians.
“A responsible and professional army will observe truce for humanitarian opportunities for people to access help.
“Repair and rehabilitation of the damages will be carried out after ceasefire and after the war has stopped, the country, particularly the capital, Khartoum needs to be rehabilitated.
“The civilians there need to be provided with medical assistance, because the RSF evacuated all the patients from the hospitals and took the place as a military place for treating their injuries.”
He said that moves were made to integrate the RSF into the SAF to bring about a unified army, but the plans failed because the RSF refused to support the good cause.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on April 15, conflict broke out across Sudan, mainly in the capital, Khartoum and the Darfur region, between rival factions of the country’s military government.
NAN also reports that on April 15, RSF leader, Mohamed Dagalo and Sudan de facto leader, Abdel Al- Burhan claimed to be in control of key government sites, including the general military headquarters among others.