Pts. Oca 20th, 2020

Sudan appoints new intel chief after clashes in capital

– Lt. Gen. Gamal Abdul Magid appointed intelligence chief after Abu Bakr Demblab resigned

By Mohammed Amin

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA) – Sudan’s spy chief on Thursday resigned a couple of days after clashes between mutiny security units and the national army in the capital Khartoum.

Mohamed Alfaki, the spokesman for the country’s sovereign council, said in a briefing that the council has accepted the resignation of Abu Bakr Demblab and appointed Lt. Gen. Gamal Abdul Magid new intelligence chief.

Meanwhile, in a press release, Sudan’s General Intelligence Service said the clashes had occurred over the amount of financial compensation for retired security personnel.

“About 5,800 of the agency’s roughly 11,700 staff have chosen to retire since Dec. 28 and are collecting financial compensation,” the release added.