Sudan Carrying Out Ground And Air Attacks On South Sudan
A Press Release
Since Monday 13th February 2012, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has been attacking SPLA positions inside the Republic of South Sudan by air and ground forces in Jaw (Unity State) and Kofra Kingi (Western Bhar el Ghazal state). The NCP government in Khartoum is committing this heinous crime while having signed a non-aggression agreement with SPLM Chief Negotiator, Cde Pagan Amum, in Ethiopia.
Why does the Sudan government sign a non-aggression agreement with SPLM and then wages war on the Republic of South Sudan?
The NCP leaders are pathological liars. Their main modus operandi is always deceit, mislead and misinform the public and international community. They have no faith in agreements they make with anybody – SPLM, regional or national and political institutions. At the time the Sudan government delegation was travelling to Ethiopia, the SAF was just preparing to attack the Republic of South Sudan. The objective being to frustrate the discussions so that they continue stealing the oil. In fact, the NCP ordered the oil companies to open the pipelines even after the Republic of South Sudan had ordered the closure.
Before the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) the NCP government was the sole beneficiary of the oil in Sudan. During the CPA, the NCP dishonoured the wealth sharing formula by taking both the ministry of finance and that of petroleum. This was to steal the oil unchecked and thus Southern Sudan by then was just getting only 20% instead of the agreed 50% of the oil share.
Now that South Sudan is an independent nation, the NCP continued its theft of oil. The republic of South Sudan caught the NCP red handed. All the deceitful avenues of theft have been exposed. The NCP will not again get money to hire mercenaries and Janjaweed to fight in Southern Kordofan, Southern Blue Nile and the Republic of South Sudan.
The NCP has refused to implement the CPA protocols popular consultations for Southern Kordofan and Southrn Blue Nile, and self-determination for Abyei, and chooses to wage war against the people of these regions. The NCP thus needs the oil money to pay for arms and mercenaries to fight in these areas.
The NCP is also having a day dream to reverse the independence of South Sudan and to colonize it again so as to plunder resources. The NCP is investing on the willing South Sudanese fight as soldiers and politicians of fortune on behalf of the NCP.
The NCP government is not ready to make an agreement with the Republic of South Sudan because it does not want anything legal as they will be made to return the stolen oil money and also pay for damages incurred as a result of the NCP’s subversive and deceitful activities that led to the closure of the oil pipelines.
This information is important for people of South Sudan and the internationalcommunity to know because the NCP is busy declaring and waging war against the Republic of South Sudan, Abyei, Southern Kordofan, Southern Blue Nile and Darfur on the basis outlined above.
Bol Makueng, SPLM Secretary for Information, Culture and Communication