Heglig Battle Incapacitated SPLA, Sent Strong Message: Nafie
Khartoum – The battle of Heglig incapacitated the South Sudan’s army known as (SPLA) and sent a strong message to traitors, outlaws and western countries that the people of Sudan would never compromise their land, Presidential Assistant, Nafie Ali Nafie, has said.
Addressing a mobilization of the Battaheen tribe members who came to Khartoum aboard a long convoy of vehicles to express their backing to the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) to repulse aggression against the country, Nafie said the Battaheen tribe gathering is a message to those who underestimate the might of the Sudanese people.
“There will be no room between us for traitors and agents. Those who do not support SAF are not part of us” Nafie told the tribe members yesterday who gathered in front of the Defence Ministry premises at the Army HQs.
He praised the support of the tribe to the army, saying it is the same stance with all the Sudanese people.
Chief of the Battaheen tribe, Khalid Mohamed Siddiq, said the tribe would continue to support the army, saying large number of tribe youths would be recruited in SAF. “We will urge our youths to get recruited in the army in defence of the motherland. We have come to express our support to SAF, other organized forces, Mujahideen and the Popular Defence Forces (PDF)” he said.
The Presidential Assistant received a pledge from tribe members that they would continue supporting the army.
By Al-Sammani Awadallah, 12/05/2012