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S. Sudan government to deploy troops along Juba-Bor road

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July 1, 2017 (WAU) – South Sudan government is too heavily deploy troops on the road that links the country’s capital, Juba to Bor, an official has disclosed.

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A overturned truck on the Juba-Bor road, which has become almost impassable as a result of the rainy season and its poor condition (ST)

The interior minister, Michael Chiangjiek said that the move came following an emergency security meeting, which was held in Juba on Thursday.

The meeting was chaired by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir.

He said the meeting resolved that forces would immediately be deployed on Juba-Bor road as governments’ security measure to combat road ambush killings that were taking place in the area.

On 28 June, nine people were reportedly killed and seven others injured on Juba-Bor road. The incident took place when a passenger car carrying traders was attacked by unknown gunmen in Kubri Mohandisiin, located about 8 kilometres from Juba.

Last month, a similar attack left more than 30 people dead.

“One of the resolutions that we made was the immediate deployment of forces, namely the army, the police and the national security to the site so that they enhance the security of the road and at least ease the flow of the goods from Juba to Bor and from Juba to Boma state,” said the interior minister.

The governor of South Sudan’s Jonglei state said Juba-Bor road needed to be secure as it was the lifeline for returnees who have started returning from the refugee as well as displacement camps.

“It will also enable people in Greater Jonglei move to venues where they can participate in the national dialogue,” said Phillip Aguer.

“This road will also facilitate the national dialogue because we want Greater Jonglei to come together and talk for the government to know exactly what is affecting us. Insecurity affects food security and this is the result of poor agriculture,” he added.

(ST)

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  • 2 July 00:43, by gatkhor Nueri

    You Dinka Makuei Kaca (Lueth)and Kuol Manyang,you will never enjoy well in s.sudan because when things turn up in s.sudan,you have a big hand.because you are the people who preaching 1991.and Dinka bhar-elgazel run away from you and i don’t know where you should go.but now things goes wrong,please if you have a dipper, you should have to fasten your dipper well because diarrhea is near to attack U

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  • 2 July 09:39, by Newsudan

    good move Kiir Mayardit

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    • 2 July 12:49, by Eastern

      Let the various armed opposition forces just shift the war fronts to MULTIPLE LOCATIONS like the oil fields and other locations to spread Kiir thin all over South Sudan. The fool, on advice of his tribal elders, refused to implement peace with his sworn enemy and chose to wage a war of attrition. Let Kiir’s blind supporters join hands with him to soldier on. FOOLS!!!!

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      • 2 July 14:57, by Kuch

        Mr. Eastern,
        next time be very careful. We are going to bomb you fools. We have have killed Riek Machar in Juba last year. Your Riek Machar is not in Congo, Khartowm or South Africa. we killed the evil last year in Juba. Fellows, we are here; we don’t want evil white Americans, their evil juus, "Koc Bor a ben, Anyuak people of Gambella region, the Ngok Dinka/Jieng et al">>>

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      • 2 July 14:58, by Kuch

        Mr. Eastern,
        next time be very careful. We are going to bomb you fools. We have have killed Riek Machar in Juba last year. Your Riek Machar is not in Congo, Khartowm or South Africa. we killed the evil last year in Juba. Fellows, we are here; we don’t want evil white Americans, their evil juus, "Koc Bor a ben, Anyuak people of Gambella region, the Ngok Dinka/Jieng et al">>>

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  • 2 July 10:17, by Lenin Bull

    It should not only be Juba-Bor road alone ya simpletons. It should government troops going out to all roads in the country and protect them for goods and services and for safe and unhindered movements of the citizens. Don’t you know that the whole country has come to a standstill due to insecurity on all roads linking the country to itself and the neighboring countries?

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  • 2 July 10:25, by Lenin Bull

    What about the River Nile run way transport which the British colonial government and Arab Junta governments have made best use for the 150 years and which the independent government of the Republic of South Sudan abandoned out of incompetence and cowardice? It is another alternative lifeline blood of the country if you don’t know you who are pretending to be governing the Republic of South Sudan.

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  • 2 July 10:32, by Lenin Bull

    What about Juba-Torit-Kapoeta-Keybase-Lokichogio road, Juba-Mundri-Maridi-Yambio road, Juba-Bor-Ayod-Malakal road, Juba-Yei-Kaya road, Juba-Kajokeji road, Juba-Rumbek-Kwajok-Wau-Raja-Central Africa road, etc ? Be serious about governing South Sudan effectively and comprehensively not half-heartedly.

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    • 2 July 17:39, by Eastern

      Lenin Bull,

      Very good and honest questions....

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  • 2 July 18:34, by Lenin Bull

    Eastern and the rest, let us unite then on our national duty of correcting both government and IO minus insulting our beloved respected tribes.

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    • 2 July 20:10, by Eastern

      Lenin Bull,

      It’s too late to call for national unity now. Majority of Equatorians have been displaced by a government supported militias, the Mathiang Anyoors. Dinka youths are asking NGOs to send away all Equatorians working in their states. What unity are you asking for, dude?

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  • 3 July 08:26, by Theallseeingeye

    Juba Regime is so obsess with the ND thing thought its "bogus", just imagine every thing they do even if irrelevant they attributed to the ND in order to boost its importance. I guess one day they would refer to the $12m meant for Jur River Bridge rehabilitation as a facilitation for the National Dialog as well. hahaha

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