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South Sudan army chief staff visits Renk after military clashes


The rank of Lt general is pinned on Lt Gen. James Ajong by President Salva Kir, and Vice President James Wani, during the swearing-in ceremony as SPLA general chief of staff on Wednesday 10 May 2017 (ST)
June 19, 2017 (JUBA) – General James Ajonga Mawut Unguec Ajonga, the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) Chief of General Staff has pledged the commitment of his forces to continue to provide adequate security and to safeguard the territorial integrity of the country.

Gen Ajonga, who visited Renk in the wake of the recent military clashes in the area, said in a statement broadcasted by the official South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) on Monday, that the purpose of the visit is to acquaint himself with what happened in the area.

“I went specifically to the Northern Upper Nile (for the first time) after my appointment so that I can acquaint myself with the general security situation and get first-hand information on the ground,” he said.

He stressed that the general security situation, was under control by the SPLA forces, denying that rebels have made any significant attempts to gain control over the areas they have lost in the past.

“As SPLA we have a bottom line. Our constitutional mandate is to provide and safeguard the security and stability of the Republic of South Sudan at all costs, which is what our gallant SPLA forces have been doing. In Northern Upper Nile, they are controlling the security situation at maximum level, there is no security problem. It is our mandate as the army to ensure the lives and properties of the civil population are safeguard,” explained the General.

The army, he further added, “will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defence”.

Tensions have dramatically escalated in recent days in the northern region of the country after a series of rebel attacks. A senior government official warned that “the clock has now run out” and that “all options are on the table” to provide security in the country.


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  • 20 June 2017 05:38, by Kush Natives

    Let the army chase all those stupid IO bandits far away from Kuek town. They become more disturbing.

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    • 20 June 2017 15:11, by Trust Teller

      ahaha, it is a laughable notion though, hearing people praising Ajongu Mawut as a professional army" what shows to be a professional in the job when your allegiance to politic overwhelmed your disciplinary? thousands Nuer civilian slaughtered, Equatorian,Shilluk in the same helms.we will fight until the trust emerge to surface.JCE/Kiir muust go.

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  • 20 June 2017 06:03, by Newsudan

    Ajongo,is professional officer: SPLA will be transformed to conventional army that respect human rights.

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    • 20 June 2017 07:34, by King of Nyamlel

      Kiir must go!

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      • 20 June 2017 08:35, by DumoMakuachdit

        King of Nyamlel,

        Kiir Ayuei has gone already what has left is just Skeleton otherwise Kiir has gone.

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      • 20 June 2017 12:26, by Liberator

        To go where, he will be on your neck till Jesus come from the sky . you mare a stupid person who doesn’t known yesterday, today and tomorrow,

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        • 20 June 2017 13:33, by deng

          I don’t want him to go anywhere but at least reform the regime and implement the laws as he is the head of state

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        • 20 June 2017 14:16, by Garang Akeen Tong

          King of nyamlel

          Kiir must go, but not violence main, but peaceful main (demacratic) to vote him out.
          And Kiir shouldn,t be replace by Riak, who kills his fellow citizen to get in power.

          Kiir must go in peace not violence

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          • 20 June 2017 14:54, by Sunday Junup

            Garang Akeen,
            You said Kiir must go democratic to vote him out. When are you going to vote him out? I’m waiting from 2005 to 2014 but nothing happen. Kiirnyaldieng must go throw violence because he keep himself in power through violence. What goes around come around!

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            • 20 June 2017 20:01, by Garang Akeen Tong

              Sunday junup

              2005 we didn,t achieved our independent, and that was 2011 we got our independent, and all s.sudanse were hopeful waiting general election in 2015, but your dr. Riak staged a fail coup in 2013 befor we reach 2015,, you are fighting Kiir since 2013 to date and you achieve nothing.

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          • 20 June 2017 14:55, by deng

            You are right Akeen

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  • 20 June 2017 11:59, by Francis Jurkin

    The People of South Sudan Have suffered the most. What really matters is not the military victories for SPLA/M - IO or IG. We just need the real secession of hostilities to give PEACE A REAL CHANCE!!!!!!

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  • 20 June 2017 13:28, by deng

    No military solution.

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  • 20 June 2017 15:19, by Trust Teller

    I don’t blame whoever hate us IO" But I do blame whoever claim to be neutral over death. It is said more oppressed people from their rights and resorting in slavery political oppression are worthless than the few people who are enjoying their freedom to the fullest aspiration. I will never submit myself to be slave of any human kind, it that should mean to end my life than so be it. Viva for life.

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