Earlier this month, Sudanese permanent representative to the UN, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman, ruled out the withdrawal of the forces deployed in Belila and Difra
oil fields of Abyei.
However, Sudanese permanent representative to the UN, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman, ruled out the withdrawal of the oil force deployed in Belila and Difra
The PCA ruling was accepted by the Parties but its implementation was hampered by a security stand off when SAF occupied the northern area of Abyei and the oilfield of Difra
, and the area became no-go for the civil Abyei administration.
Others are in Kej also named Difra
in Arabic and at Bongo.
Yes, I have just been told by Amir Ahmed Dudu now that armed Dinka Ngok supported by the SPLA camouflaged [as] police in Dira, Goli, Todach, Difra
and in the surrounding areas have since last week started putting unnecessary check points and stopping herders from taking their cattle further south".
The UN official said that they have reports from a patrol force that a large crowd of armed men with assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and machetes, amassed north of Abyei town in Difra
He, however, accepted that seven automatic Kalashnikov rifles were taken from members of the UNMIS in Difra
town on 14 January, but have been returned.
They have increased deployment in Nyamba, Difra
, and Heglig and in all other areas around oil fields in the area.
They have recently finished deployment of over four battalions with brand new tanks at the extreme north of Abyei in Difra