Blue Nile Deputy Governor Affirms Quelling Rebellion in Angasena Mountains
Khartoum - The Deputy Governor of the Blue Nile State Dr. Adam Abakar Ismail has said security is stable in all states and that all localities of the state are free of the rebels and fifth column of South Sudan army (SPLA), adding that the armed forces and other regular forces are doing well in tense regions, pointing out that the armed forces were able to enter the town of Bao, an addition to the list of victories the army has achieved.
Ismail told Sudan Vision that the state would implement a plan in coming days to quash rebels hiding in border areas with South Sudan by focusing on combing the regions of Angasena Mountains. He said that the plan would be implemented before the rainy seasons to fight all forms of rebellion so that farmers in the region are assured of non-existence of any rebels in the Blue Nile.
Dr. Ismail said all insecurity incidents are now confined to the regions of Angasena adjacent to South Sudan, stating all citizens who were forced to flee their homes to Ethiopia have now returned to the state voluntarily and announced their readiness for farming during next autumn. He added that the Ministry of Agriculture in the state has set up an ambitious plans to make the agricultural season a success. Ismail said the previous season was a success and expected this season to be more successful. He revealed that citizens who returned from South Sudan have reported dire living conditions there.
By Haram Hashim Ali, 04/05/2012