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Jonglei governor claims gains against Yau Yau rebels in Pibor


November 3, 2012 (BOR) - The governor of Jonglei state says that the security situation is calm in Pibor county after three months of turmoil created by the rebel forces of David Yau Yau.

Kuol Manyang, who returned from Pibor on 2 October, after spending two days in Pibor talking to the elders and chiefs to encourage the citizens to abandon Yau Yau, confirmed to the press at the airport that South Sudan army (SPLA) forces have taken back many areas which were under Yau Yau’s control.

“I went there to see the situation and talk to the people and I found the security situation is under the SPLA control,” said Manyang.

Yau Yau, a former theology student from the Murle ethnic group, began his rebellion against the Juba in 2010 when, as an independent candidate, he lost his campaign to represent the Gumuruk–Boma constituency in Pibor County at the Jonglei State Assembly.

Since then he has flip-flopped between rebellion and cooperation with the government. Juba in September accused Khartoum of arming Yau Yau’s rebels.

“David Yau Yau has moved away from the areas he was in, he has gone to north of Likuangole and the SPLA forces are monitoring him and he is also preparing himself.”

Manyang appealed to the people of Pibor to send a messages to the followers of Yau Yau to abandon him because they have nothing to gain from his rebellion.

He said that Yau Yau will not help people in any way, as he has nothing to give the locals who have now suffered as a result of his atrocities in the areas of Pibor and that “Yau Yau’s rebellion will not go beyond February 2013,” as the SPLA is now working hard to make sure they are cleared out of the area.

“He is a civilian, and he does not have a constant supply of arms and ammunitions, how can such a man face the national army for long?” asked Manyang. He said that the rebels are now “squeezed into one small area”.

Manyang called for the people, including investors, to return to Gumuruk and other affected villages in the county as the security situation there is improved.

Manyang dismissed reports of a suspension of the disarmament in the Jonglei.

Last week it was reported that disarmament had been suspended in Pibor.

“It is for the army to give me the report that there are no more guns in the hands of the civil population, then I will take this report to the president, who will then announce the end of disarmament. Nobody will else will stop it for any reason,” Manyang explained.
Head of the SPLA peace and restoration forces in Jonglei, Kuol Deim Kuol, in a separate interview told Sudan Tribune that the news about the suspension of disarmament in Jonglei county of Pibor was a propaganda invented by those against the SPLA.
“How come I did know about the suspension of disarmament in Jonglei and I am the one leading the forces here? It is not true,” said Deim.


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The governor of Jonglei state, Kuol Manyamng, talking to press at Bor (...)
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  • 4 November 2012 07:07, by George Bol

    Kuol Manyang and Kuol Dim will make Jonglei state a better state.I told you that just wait just one month and you will hear that yau Yau is dead or brought a live to Juba prison.

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    • 4 November 2012 09:21, by Dinkawarrior

      In order for peace to come to Jonglei, SPLA must capture or kill Yauyay. He is not a man of God but criminal, his claimed theology based on robbery policy. If God’s men start robbing the world then there will be no peace on earth. He had been runing up and down from Nairobi to Kampala to Pi-Bor begging for money, he never attended any seminary!

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  • 4 November 2012 07:23, by George Bol

    Here is secrete CIA oh how to get the crimal.SPLA will find Yau Yau remainders in Mount Gumruk and Macbol and if not than they in the underground hut in the thick forest that is not hard for SPLA to find them. SPLA must be deployed to Buma belt and the desert of Tingili and across jonglei and Upper Nile border and extended it to Gilo and Ethiopia.By making all these deployment,yau would be capturd

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    • 4 November 2012 07:50, by Paul Ongee

      Good job Governor,
      The credit goes to you, stakeholders, and above all, SPLA forces who have sacrificed a lot to disarm and restore peace that is being often disrupted by the student whose theological view is based only on cattle rustling, killing and betrayal of his own hard-won freedom.

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      • 4 November 2012 08:02, by zulu

        Pibor used to be paet of EE. Get it back there and we will teach Omae el Beskir and Taha their best lessons as they know it very well. Disco of Loulak

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        • 4 November 2012 09:07, by Ruach

          Eh! Where is WiseMonybeer and Murle Intellectual? Of course both were killed following the confused pastor called Yau Yau.Please Yau Yau,why don’t you collect revenues(Church offerings)from the prayers including Salva Kiir when he gets a chance to pray at your denomination? Of course you can charge him at the church by creating certain thing and he will contribute to you 200000SSP than killing!!!

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          • 4 November 2012 13:39, by Peacocktail

            David Yau Yau lost in the path of spirituality and faith, No Longer valued in any church on Earth exception of God who knows is fate. for me Yau Yau is a living dead on earth condemn on earth and in Safe Heaven for causing un necessary trouble and more deaths of Murle innocents are counted on him to explain their death 2 God in Judge day.

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          • 4 November 2012 13:55, by Peacocktail

            David Yau yau shall fit in any society being Dinka, Nuer, Anyuak or Murle, he is not useful now to South Sudanese because of his self interest to cause adhoc. Curse Spiritual Leader not Pastor but Devil. Disturbing Jonglei for his interesting WHY? a fool who have no Vision and Mission in life. His Followers are all living death if capture by SSNPS or SPLA or CID.

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          • 4 November 2012 22:02, by panom lualbil

            SPLA’s diplomacy and rules against rebels must cause them the prices this critical time. Their rebelionshitting must follow death wherever they may go, DAK KUETH [spiritual leader] 4 instance. And this was by ETHIOPIA’s army. We also paid KHARTOUM $30 000 000 of which compelled OMER BASHIR to force ANYAGATES out there. Knowing how to fight and talk are what made SPLA the boss.

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          • 4 November 2012 23:40, by panom lualbil

            Why fucking said, fighting YAU YAU is not easy b4, coward? See, everyone know now you MUST be the son of DR RIEK MACHAR who shit to himself when he heard DR JOHN saying: I need S Sudan plus BL + SK + ABYEI. Now SPLA had cleared all places out of rebels and in few days, YAU YAU will be in tragic news.

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            • 5 November 2012 06:43, by Ruach

              Panom:Put your rotten teeth away from the respected man in the earth!Even God will easily punish you.DR Gangster is your father right?I don’t support your fucken minds and your Yau You

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  • 4 November 2012 17:30, by michael coma

    Guys, let me tell you that pastors of today are very funy characters.In Kenya is very hard to sit next to pastor and feel free that no one will pick something in your pocket again.Even if he has colar on his neck,don’t even trusted him that his is man of God but man of devil who later can take all your belonging till you cried blaming your own God.

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    • 4 November 2012 17:41, by michael coma

      So Yauyau was taught in Kenya by pastor mwakora from Turkana whom every body knows him.Pastor mwakora was friend to Yauyau even he was the one who enticed Yauyau to joined his church call African in land church to go and shownn him all ways of getting money from public,so don’t blame him for his arroganic behaviors.

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  • 5 November 2012 07:18, by Peter Nhiany

    Good job Mr. governor. This is what I want to see our leaders doing. Go to the people and let people know that you are with them and that you will do your best in admininstration to make sure they are safe. Please I encourage you to do more visit to other places affected all the way to Nuer communities far north of Bor. It send a wrong message if people complain and their leaders don’t cometo them

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  • 6 November 2012 09:45, by siddaw


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