Report from the Blue Nile Province
I have just landed in Ingassana. Here in the SPLA Province beyond the northern border I am supposedly the only reporting foreigner. I came here to compare the situation in the Nuba Mountains.
I drove on a motor bike all yesterday and last night to catch a 6 a.m. flight. All the way I haven’t heard one Nuba who would still talk about peace efforts and registration for open voting and the so-called Public Consultation from the 2005 peace agreement. They were all calling only for war.
During the night the SPLA posted copies of GoS command around Kaudi, ordering to distribute weapons to Arabic Bagara people.
Right before we took off on a plane they hit us with the news of a new mother who reportedly has had her baby cut out of her belly by Myseria people.
Tomo Kriznar, Kormuk, Ingassana, Blue Nile Province, January 20th, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
This is Jakob Kodi. Jakob is his Christian name and Kodi is his Nubian name given to him in the Nuba Mountains. He was born into a Mesalit family in a village near Niyala, Darfur. He came to the Nuba Mountains with his cousin and his father in 2006. Jakob is deaf. Jakob is looking but he cannot see. What he has seen was clearly too much for him. In May 2006, after the Janjaweeds had attacked his village, Karkar, killed most of its residents, burned down all the huts and loaded their millet onto a truck, Jakob watched how they cut a embryo from his mother’s belly while she was alive and throwing it into the air and shooting until...