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Jikany Nuer community laud SPLM-IO officers on peace move


Taban Deng Gai addresses delegates after he was sworn-in as South Sudan FVP inside the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, July 26, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Jok Solomun)
July 29, 2017 (JUBA) – The Jikany Nuer community in South Sudan and Ethiopia have congratulated the four SPLM/A-IO senior officers who joined the peace forces loyal to South Sudan’s First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai in Pagak at South Sudan’s border with Ethiopia.

The move, the community said in a statement, saved many lives.

Gai replaced Machar, the armed opposition leader, who was until July last year the First Vice-President in the coalition government.

“There is no logic whatsoever why Jikany Nuer would be subjected to insecurity and chaos because Riek Machar was replaced by Gen. Taban Deng Gai, who is a Jikany of Bentiu. If the internal Nuer leadership dynamic is the one behind the thinking of those rejecting peace, the Jikany Nuer would make it abundantly clear that Gen. Taban Deng Gai is their son who is capable of bringing peace in South Sudan,” the community said in a statement issued Saturday.

The four officers included Gen. James Khor Chuol Giet, Gen. Thok Chuol Luak, Gen. Thok Chuol Liah and Gen. Stephen Pal Kun Kek.

According to the community, the Jikany Nuer population badly suffered 1991 due to the sectional and clan fighting, which erupted afterwards as a result of the unexpected breakdown of law and order.

“After the eruption of conflict in December 2013, Jikany became victims of the SPLM [Sudan People’s Liberation Movement] Party’s power struggle. Thousands of Jikany youth were mobilised and weaponised to fight a war they didn’t know its cause. For the last four years, no child in the entire Jikany land attends any school because of insecurity,” stressed the community’s statement.

It added, “The defection of the four senior officers of the SPLA-IO [Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In-Opposition] is to ensure that there is peace in the entire land of Jikany so that our children can go back to school”.

Meanwhile, the Jikany Nuer community leadership in Ethiopia has called upon all the Jikany in the armed opposition movement to join the peace forces in line with the decisions taken by the four officers.

Their decision, they said, is in line with the position of IGAD [Inter-Governmental Authority on Development] that calls for all armed groups in South Sudan to lay down their weapons and join the implementation of the 2015 peace deal signed in Addis Ababa.


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  • 30 July 2017 10:39, by Edward Marshall

    Just very sad to you poor political leaders of south sudan,plus u the nuer people i wander who will trust you again? count back 2013,you guys are damn confused.

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    • 30 July 2017 13:35, by Nairobimitot

      I congratulate the four commanding generals who have joined the IO under Taban Deng Gach. That was a good decision to enter the IO Khor Chuol Get and other. I am pleased to see you in the new government. There should be a happy ending to this war which has been felt by so many including little children and older women. It is terrible that our children and females suffer every year and our young generation is getting killed. That war should not happen again in Jikany land. I ask General Khor Chuol get to work with his brothers in the government to consolidate peace in Jikany land. Jikany should not fight again among themselves. It is the time we take our children to school and build our land of South Sudan. Congratulation to the people of South Sudan for achieving Peace by all means.

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  • 30 July 2017 13:42, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Welcome back. You made a right decision. Machar wants to finish Nuer and Taban wants to build a peace in South Sudan.

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    • 30 July 2017 15:27, by Malakal county Simon

      Rabbish!!!! These generals are the ones who have chased away STbs food fighters..... Contacts them if you dont believe me and you be a shame for celebrating empty news slaves....

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    • 30 July 2017 19:20, by jubaone

      Jienge Defeated General,
      As an Equatoria hardliner, I see Taban Gai not as a FVP of SS but a Nuer defender. That is why Equatorians must ensure he is evicted and goes to his luak. Ideally, jienges and nyagateen can fight in their backyards to their deaths and leave us alone in Equatoria. Otherwise Equatoria must arm itself by joining either IO Riak or NAS.

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      • 30 July 2017 21:07, by South South


        shut up loser!!!!! This article is about Jikany Nuer Community, not Equatoria Community. Jikany Nuer wants to send their children to schools and they need peace. That’s all what this article is about. You think Nuer are not smart, you want them to fight for you while you are hiding in Diaspora. Riek’s IO and NAS are not one and they do not have the same goals.

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        • 30 July 2017 22:10, by jubaone

          South South,
          Equatoria has not asked any Nuer to fight for us, we can do it alone. Taban is free to talk to his Jikany, Lou, Bul or whichever Nuer, that´s his business as long as it happens in his backyard. Jienges or Nuer/nyagats are free to fight as long as Equatoria is not involved afterall it is a tribal fight and nothing to do with SS. Equatoria MUST go it´s own path. Kokora is the solution.

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        • 30 July 2017 22:16, by jubaone

          South South,
          Once Riak is defeated, perhaps you jienges can now relocate to Pagak and get out of Juba or Equatoria. I guess you will be very comfortable with your Nuer cousin brothers instead of idling lazily in Equatoria and expecting to be fed, housed and baby-sitted like infants.

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          • 31 July 2017 03:52, by South South

            What is your point here loser? Men are controlling Juba, period. Sing, dance, cry and all of that, but we will not allow traitors and betrayers to destroy our country. You are to me like a tiny insect under my shoe, I can do anything I want with you. Solution for you, stay where you are now, DIASPORA.

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  • 30 July 2017 17:54, by Meme Ja Thin

    Don’t tarnish the names of renowned generals in the SPLM/A-IO. They are not food lovers like Taban (Paluath) to joined failed government. Also, Taban is not either Nuer or Jikany Nuer. He is Arab who was sent by Satan to destroy South Sudan. This paper posted by group one person called himself Jikany Nuer Community.

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  • 2 August 2017 08:46, by Free at Last Viva!

    The so called SPLM-IO in Juba are taught of how to tell liars by their Jieng Government. And those money lovers Jikany have fall into their traps. Maiwut will never fall into the hands of those Money lovers.

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  • 2 August 2017 14:22, by Lenin Bull

    Million congratulations my comrades Khor Chuol Giet, and the rest for the wise national decision. Ngundeng has failed the second attempt after 1991 first failed attempt. He is a prophet of lie and doom.

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  • 2 August 2017 14:30, by Lenin Bull

    Why didn’t Ngundeng prophesy the J1 battle, the death of Wang Riek, and Riek’s house arrest in South Africa where he is getting more blind on daily basis? Perhaps Ngundaeng’s prophecies are folktales concocked by some people who are either hallucinating during broad day light or under the influence of alcohol and sensible Nuer Should not believe them.

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