Deputy Governor Visits Sudanese Attack Victims At Wau Military Hospital

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

The officials contributed food items to the women and children admitted at the hospital.

Earlier this month, the Sudanese army attacked the position of the SPLA forces in Kitkit area in Raga county leaving more 32 people dead and wounding several others.

Most of those wounded are innocent women and children ranging from 8 months to one year olds with wounds on their bodies.

“This is very unacceptable to see such teenagers’ innocent children being the victims of the Sudan army forces attack. We are really not happy, we urge our mediation partners, the African Union led by Thabo Mbeki to account the Sudanese government for such loses,” Yel said.

He urged the Sudanese government to respect and implement the cooperation agreements signed in September and stop both ground and air aggressions on South Sudanese territory.

“The state ministry of health in collaboration with the military hospital in Wau will make sure that all the wounded victims will receive full medical treatment,” said the Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Clerto.

The state government recently condemned the attack at Kit Kit area in Raga County where 32 people were killed.

The government said that it considers that attack a serious violation of September 27 2012 agreement signed in Addis Ababa by Sudan and South Sudan governments.

The state government appealed to the international community to urge the Khartoum government to respect and commit to its international and regional obligations on treaties and protocols, specifically the 27 September 2012 agreements.

Sudan and South Sudan last week accused each other of incursions into disputed border areas, in a new setback to plans to secure their volatile boundary and resume cross-border oil flows.

The neighbours agreed to end hostilities in September and to resume oil exports from South Sudan via Sudan after coming close to war in April 2012.

Sudan’s army in turn said in a statement that South Sudanese soldiers had laid a large number of landmines in Mile 14, after which clashes broke out between citizens and armed groups belonging to the South’s army.

Sudan has repeatedly denied South Sudan’s claims of launching air strikes.

Mile 14 runs parallel to the south bank of the River Kiir, known as Bahr al Arab in the north. The United Nations mission in South Sudan says Kiir Adem lies north of the 1956 border and south of the Kiir river.

South Sudan had initially planned to resume exports by year-end after shutting down its output of 350,000 barrels a day in January after failing to agree on an export fee with Sudan.

Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir met at a summit in Ethiopia to discuss how to set up the demilitarised border zone they agreed upon at a meeting in September.

Both presidents said they wanted to implement the September 2012 deals.

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