KHARTOUM – The Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, General Abdelfattah al Burhan, has dismissed the country’s head of military and general intelligence service and named senior officers of the Sudanese army’s replacement.
Sources with direct knowledge of the changes in the Sudanese security sector told Sudans Post that Burhan appointed Major-General Mohamed Ahmed Saber as the head of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) military intelligence.
Al Burhan who is also the commander in chief of the Sudanese army also appointed Major-General Ahmed Ibrahim Fadl as the Director-General of the General Intelligence Services, previously National Intelligence Services.
There were no reasons given by the sources as to why al Burhan made the changes.
Earlier in the day, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok dismissed police chiefs after more than 40 people were killed in a crackdown on protests following last month’s military coup.
Military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized power and detained Hamdok on October 25, but after international condemnation and mass protests he reinstated the premier in a November 21 deal.
Medics say at least 42 people were killed as security forces sought to crush weeks of anti-coup demonstrations, with protests continuing even after Hamdok’s release from house arrest and return to his post last week.