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150 former SPLA-IO forces return to Wau town


August 8, 2017 (WAU) – At least 150 ex-members from the armed opposition forces loyal to former First Vice President, Riek Machar returned to Wau town on Monday to participate in a peace process organized by the office of First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

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The SPLA-IO forces during their arrival at Masana Biira in Wau on 07, August 2017 (ST)

The 150 soldiers, including 48 senior high ranking officials ranging from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel were officially received by Wau state security committee at Masana Biira on Tuesday evening.

The forces were led by Lt. Col. Santino Akot Majok, who is deputized by Lt. Col Salva Ujok Achor.

Following their arrival, the former fighters assured Wau state authorities that they officially returned home with their weapons in response to a presidential amnesty calling for peace and reconciliation across the country.

Achor said their return home meant the end of their rebellion in Wau state, urging government to negotiate their grievances in a responsible manner.

“My coming here, I respected you the president of the Republic of South Sudan that is why I return home urgently, am not going back, we have come back for peace, peace is peace, if child had a problem and left home but the father called him back and asked him to listen to him, you should not refuse to come that is why I have come back,” said Achor.

He told the former fighters all process for their reintegration will be communicated through the national government but for the time being, they will be allocated a temporary cantonment site in Wau.

On his part, however, Wau state information minister, David John Ponis welcomed the return of the former armed opposition fighters.

“Actually we have come here in Masaba to receive the SPLA-IO who defected from the bush and they are under the leadership is General Taban Deng Gai. We came as a security committee shared by the governor Andrea Mayar Acho and they spoke a lot about their issues and as the government,” he said.

Last week, state authorities received an advance team of the armed opposition forces.

Ponis said President Salva Kiir and the First Vice-President were working very hard to ensure the effective implementation of the 2015 peace agreement.

"They are working very hard to provide security to the people, they are working very hard to stop this war and the crisis because you know in war we all lose and in peace we all win," he stressed.

The South Sudanese civil war is a conflict in South Sudan between forces of the government and opposition forces. In December 2013, President Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of attempting a coup d’état. Since then, tens of thousands of people have been killed and nearly two million displaced in the country’s worst-ever violence after it seceded from Sudan.


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  • 9 August 2017 09:45, by Lenin Bull

    Have you read this news Gatkhori Nueri! SPLA-IO soldiers surrendering everywhere in South Sudan to government side. From Yei, Parajok/Magwi, Yambio, Maridi, Terekeka, Fashoda, Maiwut, Pagak, to Wau and more are still struggling to get escape routes to run to government Controlled areas. Why is NGUNDAENG not helping you with a hint of the looming collapse of Riek’s rebellion?

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    • 9 August 2017 10:00, by deng

      Nuer people are good they are led astray by ngundeng as I mentioned in commence below, our problems are idols like ngundeng in gospel of John 10:10 The thief comes only to take the sheep and to put them to death: he comes for their destruction: I have come so that they may have life and have it in greater measure. Jesus means devil the ngundeng and other idols South Sudanese are worshiping today.

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    • 9 August 2017 10:12, by Bilpam- 2

      Lenin Bull,

      You need to confirm it yourself.This is how it is.People are moving from the side of the government to the rebel areas,and from the rebel areas to the government areas.

      It seems you are too excited with victories of the days.Your time to get rid of the rebellion in the country is invisible.Quote it please.Enjoy begging on the street of Juba.

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    • 11 August 2017 08:47, by gatkhor Nueri

      @Lenin Bull
      Not the end gentlemant and they will defect again because Dinka could never treat you well or democratic way,
      because they visionless every where in South Sudan.

      ka ca lielun nyok ke yoat mac en runwaani

      Dr.Machar is coming soon

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  • 9 August 2017 09:50, by deng

    You are welcome the change will come when we as South Sudanese accept the change, the leaders we are blaming for destroying the country are our products we people of South Sudan, lets forget tribalism, regional and worshiping idols these are destroying us.

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  • 9 August 2017 09:52, by Lenin Bull

    Gatkhori Nueri and other Riek’s internet warriors who hiding behind internet cafes in western world writing nonsenses do not have accurate information on the current status of their already failed rebel movement in South Sudan. Today Gatjaak on both side of the South Sudan-Ethiopian border are happily celebrating the fall of Maiwut and Pagak into the hand of the government. Call to Kuergeng, and

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    • 9 August 2017 15:49, by quiz

      Lennin Bull,
      plz, don,t lie nation. who told U ppl ,re celebrating in Kuergeng, Gmbela or camps? I am frank, majority of s.sudaness doesn,t like Kiir regime. I thinks U,re one of Nuer wew or thon aliek who ,re supporting Kiir Regime that why U flaming lies in a day live in regard to get recognition. capturing Pagak’s not the end of mov,t. lets wait if U ,ll see any +ve change in ur useless gov,t.

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  • 9 August 2017 09:57, by Lenin Bull

    Gambella and confirm the celebration taking place there even in Refugee camps. Soon those happy refugees will return to their promised land in Pagak and Maiwut thanking the government for liberating their areas from core criminals that have no any agenda except killings and destruction. Akobo is next after which NGUNDAENG is shrined will be burned and incinerated for good in order

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  • 9 August 2017 10:02, by Lenin Bull

    NGUNDAENG’s satanic temple in Akobo will be incinerated destroyed and burned down after defeating this rebellion so that it does not deceive and mislead the Nuer nation again with false prophecies which tend to endanger the whole country of South Sudan( 1991,1992, 1994,1997,2001,2012,2013-todate). Poor satanic worhsipping by numskull people.

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  • 9 August 2017 10:07, by Lenin Bull

    Comrade DENG, South Sudanese people are good people including the Nuer and Dinka. But the unfortunate thing is having bad leaders like Riek Machar and Lam Akol in South Sudan who daily preach tribalism and regionalism as a PHD strategy to snatch leadership from whoever is the national leader at a time.

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    • 9 August 2017 10:14, by Newsudan

      yes at last they are coming to their true senses after Riek power thirst madness.

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  • 9 August 2017 10:17, by Lenin Bull

    Lam Akol was heard loud and clear when he told Shilluk gathering in Malakal Town in 1998 that the only way to bring the Dinka and Nuer tribes down from their super power positions in South Sudan is to put them on collision course always. Thus they will reduce their numbers from deaths, killings and other negative things associated with war between them. He bossed that the 1991 coup against Garang

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  • 9 August 2017 10:30, by Lenin Bull

    was his machination and he( Dr.Lam Akol) only fooled Dr.Riek by asking him to take up coup leadership in 1991 so that the then incoming war would be between the Dinka and the Nuer and finally, the SPLA/SPLM would be denied victory in Sudan which would place both Dinka and Nuer at an advantage in the country.

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  • 9 August 2017 10:36, by Lenin Bull

    Dr.Lam Akol repeated the same strategy in 2009 when he formed the SPLM DC. He targeted Dr.Riek and his naive supporters that Dr.Riek was wasting his time by serving under less educated less qualified leadership when Dr.Riek has glittering academic credentials(PHD). This was incitement period. And Dr.Riek foolishly succumbed to it in 2013.

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  • 9 August 2017 10:45, by Lenin Bull

    The same fox in the person of Dr.Lam Akol excused himself from his ministerial position in Juba after realizing that his strategy has worked thinking mistakenly that Dr.Riek was dead by running to Addis Ababa and proclaiming that he has defected to SPLA-IO. To him he foolishly thought that nincompoops in the SPLA/SPLM-IO will automatically proclaim him their C-IN-C because of his PHD paper. Fool.

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  • 9 August 2017 10:49, by Lenin Bull

    The Nuer intellectuals in the SPLA-IO not only rejected him but they are hunting for his stupid head and as a result he is now constantly on the run, playing hide and seek in Shilluk Kingdom territories. His nincompoop chief of staff a certain villager called Gabriel Tanginya killed in the process with all his body guards and family members.Poor creatures.

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  • 9 August 2017 11:13, by Lenin Bull

    Dr.Lam Akol is now courting Gen.Thomas Chirilo to merge with him and make him C-IN-C and chairman of the rebel alliance between NASA and NDM after all the two rebel movements are formed by minor tribes which are also non-Nuer and non-Dinka but Gen.Chirilo is hesitant because the overall objective of NASA is Kokora which also target the Shilluk period.

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    • 10 August 2017 15:53, by Redeemer

      The Riek IO reacted to this defection that they are farmers not Riek IOs and that they got the ranks just because they were providing food

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