Prior to the arrival of Lt. Gen. Jammal Eddin Ibrahim in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday, the military junta in Sudan had largely engaged players in the region and gulf players.
An aide to Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari posted pictures of the Sudanese Special Envoy on Twitter. He did not give any details as to what their discussions were about.
Night rallies, new tactic of protest movement
Sudan’s protest leaders earlier this week called for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military over who should lead the transition after the ouster of the autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
The protest leaders said they’ve begun a “revolutionary escalation” to pressure the country’s generals to hand over power to civilians and to condemn the military’s violent dispersal of their sit-in camp in Khartoum earlier this month.
At least 128 people have died since the security force’s crackdown on June 3, according to the protest organizers. The military-backed authorities, however, say 61 people died, including three members of the security forces.
The group representing the protesters — known as the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change — said the night rallies will begin on Tuesday and marches on Thursday.