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Rebel commander defects to SPLA-IO Taban: spokesperson


February 2, 2018 (JUBA) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO)- led by First Vice President Taban Deng Gai said high-ranking rebel commanders in the eastern Equatoria region have defected from the rebel SPLA-IO of Riek Machar and joined them.

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Colonel Dickson Gatluak Nyuot

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Thursday, the spokesperson of SPLA-IO Taban said Brigadier general Joseph Igaa Yugu, one of the influential leaders in Madi community in the Equatoria has fully joined their group.

"General Igaa defected from Machar’s camp with other 6 officers and 30 privates armed men,". further said Colonel Dickson GatluakJock Nyuot.

Igaa Yigu was operating around Pageri area in Madi land and his military base was around Gong Hills.

"Security along the Key road- Juba-Nimule High way will improve and lots of lives will be saved," said the statement.

The rebel group was very active in the eastern Equatoria region and clashes occurred on daily basis in the area.

The warring parties are expected to resume peace revitalization process this month but the IGAD mediators have to fix a date.

The security arrangements top agenda of the talks as the mediators and the international community have threatened to impose tough sanctions on the violators.

Despite the relative calm on the different fronts, the warring parties continue to accuse each other of preparing new attacks here and there.

The SPLA-IO Taban spokesperson renewed claims that the faction of the former First Vice President Riek Machar recruiting among the refugees in Gambella region of Ethiopia before to attack them.


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  • 3 March 12:20, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Brid-Gen. Joseph Igaa Yigu is defectd from Riak Machar camp to Taban Deng, after he relise that Riak Machar is visionless, his movement is dying chap, no logistics supply. Anyway congratulation to Brig. Gen. Igaa yigu for joining SPLA-IO peace wing

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    • 3 March 17:06, by South South

      End of Riek’s IO in Equatoria, pity, pity.

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      • 3 March 18:51, by jubaone

        South South,
        Reality, joining nyagat Taban is tantamount to joining the Kiirminal. This Equatorian has not made any difference at all. Soon, you will hear he has defected to NAS or otherwise. Once a defector, always a defector. He should have seen that with nyagateen. As an Equatorian, he should have ensured that jienge squatters and settlers are flushed out of Nimule. That is our goal

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        • 3 March 20:42, by South South


          End of rebellion in Equatoria. You need to take that like that even it’s very hard.

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          • 4 March 06:17, by jubaone

            South South,
            Which rebellion? OI, NAS, SSMDC? If then why go talk peace in AA? In jiengeland there’s no war but what has the kiirminal and his nyagat Taban done almost 2yrs together now?This is just an isolated case of a drunken cmdr who falsely has interpreted the situation. He is in effect joining the kiirminal who is humiliating fellow Madis in Nimule.

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            • 4 March 06:50, by South South


              NAS is a Bari tribe movement, I do not think Azande tribe can join it or Madi tribe can join it.

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              • 4 March 08:41, by jubaone

                South South,
                Precisely, just as the SPLA is a jienge outfit, the IO a nyagat or Nuer outfit, NAS is a Bari outfit. If Zandes feel uncomfortable with that, they can freely choose Bakasoro’s SSMDC. Igga can freely form one for Mafis. But it’s the stupidest thing to join a jienge or nyagat outfit. Both have no vision, disorderly and will get him nowhere. Soon he’ll realize, shit, this is shithole.

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  • 3 March 17:13, by Lenin Bull

    Welcome back home comrade Igaa. You have taken a wise decision which will save the remaining lives and properties of the great Madi people whom Riek and other mindless people dragged into this useless Nuer rebellion which has no any other objective apart from tribal hatred, destruction and satanic killing. What positive objective has achieved by rebels so far? Nothing but destruction and displacem

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    • 3 March 19:39, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      That is the most bizarre event I’ve ever heard, that an Equatorian defects from Riak’s to nyagat Taban’s IO. Mildly expressed, he should have just defected to the Kiirminal. Taban is a tutelage and stooge of the Kiirminal. It’s like getting from a flush toilet 🚽 to a pit latrine. Disgusting.

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      • 3 March 22:03, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Next time, is jubaone, eastern to surrender to SPLM-IO peace wing or gov,t. Riak Machar camp got collapsed, otherwise you will die bush

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      • 4 March 07:00, by Lenin Bull

        Ahahahahaaaa! Jubaone my brother thank you for your great opinions. 2018 will be a year of total peace in South Sudan. Game is over for this satanic rebel movement called SPLA-IO( Riek faction). Congratulations to our brother Igaa and his men for a wise decision. Salva and Taban are for peace and joining either of them is not a big deal to us.

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  • 4 March 07:07, by Lenin Bull

    Jubaone from the start of the 2013, we were on record whether openly or on social media advising our Equatorian brothers and sisters not to get swayed or deceived by these mentally derailed people of SPLA-IO because we knew that they were possessed by evil spirits of a hoodoo called Ngundaeng and that what they were doing thereafter was only barbarism( killing innocent people, destruction of towns

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  • 4 March 07:12, by Lenin Bull

    looting of civilian properties, and displacement, and finally stopping economic developments which were starting well then). Now look at the destruction to civilian properties in Nimuli, Moli, Pageri, Kajokeji, Kaya, Morobo, Yei, Lainya, Mundrim Maridi, Yambio, etc!! And on top your people got displaced and some young men got killed or disabled by bullets!! What have you gained in return? NOTHING

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    • 4 March 08:47, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      Much of the destruction in Equatoria is caused by jienges. Peace won’t come in 2018, unless Kokora or Equatexit. If jienges who have no war and have total peace in jiengeland can’t even develop themselves, how can that happen in Equatoria? Illogical, stupid and unrealistic. Jienges can fight their entire godamn lives, but wont and can’t develop. Peace is means nothing to them. Period.

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  • 4 March 07:19, by Lenin Bull

    What is the current status of that small london called Yei now? Is it still beautiful like it used to be prior to 2013? What about that green beautiful town by then called Yambio, how is it now? SPLA-IO contaminated them with evil spirit of destruction and tribal hatred and as a result got destroyed in the process. It was like advising someone to burn down his granary while full of food stuffs!!

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  • 4 March 07:27, by Lenin Bull

    All the money of SPLA generals and government ministers/officials were being spent there in Yei, Yambio, Juba, Nimuli, etc in form of school fees for their children, house rent, and hospital fees, and all that money was going into pockets and bank accounts of lucky Equatorian people!! Equatorian people should have maximumly capitalised on that advantage and gain upper hand in economic strength

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  • 4 March 07:33, by Lenin Bull

    and development be more rich than any other part of South Sudan. But some Equatorians chose and reasoned like pigs by chasing the same clients and customers bringing them wealth and riches. Why is it wrong if all rich SPLA generals and ministers, and business people have chosen Equatoria to be the hub and powerhouse of the young country called South Sudan? Sudan concentrated wealth in North Sudan

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    • 4 March 09:03, by jubaone

      Lemon Fool,
      Equatorians have always said, take the capital city, investors and development to other areas of SS. Kokora is exactly the right tool for this. Jienges instead are fearful that they can’t do it and would rather die in Equatoria. Investors even know, jienge are not intelligent enough to get the needed skills for development. Just junk!

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    • 4 March 09:10, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      If you think that by jienges being in Equatoria would bring any meaningful development then you better do further analysis. We could let you jienges and nyagateen have Equatoria, yet you would not do anything. Did you do anything with your oil? Nothing. It’s intelligent, hardworking and skillful people of Equatoria. Just look after your cows, fight and enjoy trash talking that is what

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  • 4 March 07:39, by Lenin Bull

    and Arabs gained more than any other ethnicity, Uganda concentrated economic power in central South uganda and Baganda gained more, Kenya in Central Kenya, etc. Equatoria is shootings its own self/shadow by chasing idiot people who are not investing in their areas and who are bring their plenty of money to give to Equatorians in form of school fees, hospital bills, house rents, land lease, etc.

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  • 4 March 07:45, by Lenin Bull

    Equatorians are the most lucky people in South Sudan and they should realise that and capitalise on it unless they are a bunch of pigs that dirty themselves in other human shits without reasoning for themselves. Learn what is happening in Uganda and Kenya. People are getting rich there because of house renting, school fees, and hospital fees, etc by idiots from South Sudan, Somalia, and DR Congo.

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    • 4 March 08:53, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      What do you mean with Equatorians are most lucky people in SS? Lucky that jienge settlers came to squat on our lands? You very well know, SS without Equatoria is just a shithole. Neither jienges nor nyagateen have any value addition to Equatoria. Equatoria has become stupid, backward, undeveloped ever since jienges and nyagateen have encamped in Equatoria. Worthless creatures.

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      • 4 March 08:59, by jubaone

        Lenin Fool
        Foolish jienge looted all state resources to buy houses, send their kids to school instead of developing their junk states. That is being more than a swine and shithole combined. Uganda and Kenya can only wish, jienge idiocy and foolishness continues as they screw up the country. That is real Jienge shit 💩.

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  • 4 March 10:30, by Lenin Bull

    Jubaone thank you for those great ideas, can we have peace in 2018 onwards in the whole country including Equatoria, and Jiengeland your favorite topicland. I love your comments man!! Let there be peace so that you can be insulting jienges while sitting comfortably in your good home, shop, or office in Juba. I would rather enjoy your bullying insults than destructive bullets which kill all.

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