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South Sudanese security agents abandon opposition leader’s house


May 4, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese security agents have left the country’s main opposition leader’s house, more than a week after it was besieged.

Leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC), Lam Akol (AFP)

Security agents last week surrounded the house of Lam Akol, the leader of Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC).

However, Anyoti Adigo, the minority leader in parliament, said the siege was lifted following a meeting of top security chiefs on Saturday.

The opposition legislator said the SPLM-DC leader was told the incident emanated from misunderstanding on the side of operatives.

“The siege around the house of Dr. Lam Akol has been lifted. They [security chiefs] said it was a misunderstanding from their side. We don’t know what caused that misunderstanding and why a misunderstanding within the security force resulted into the siege of the house a citizen,” Adigo told Sudan Tribune in Juba on Monday.

“These are the questions people are asking but the correct answer has not been forth coming. So it was decided to let it go and move on”, he added.

Akol Koor Kuc, the director general for internal security bureau and his external security counterpart, Thomas Duoth reportedly attended Saturday’s meeting.

This contradicts earlier statements from the country’s information minister, Michael Makuei, who denied the house siege, describing it as the opposition’s "usual claims”.

The surprise deployment shocked the opposition leader’s relatives and supporters.

A former senior member of the country’s ruling SPLM party, Akol broke away to form SPLM-DC, contesting for the presidency in the 2010 general elections.


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  • 4 May 2015 15:04, by Eastern

    Kiir’s paranoia will lead him to total schizophrenia! He has Dr. Lam, Dr. Macher, the crumbling economy, etc to worry about. Is Kiir not better off as a private citizen rather than being a public figure under such intense work pressure.

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    • 4 May 2015 20:30, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Pay Lam some money as an apology,that is how is done every where to pacify the victims of harasement.

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      • 5 May 2015 08:10, by Mayom County Boy

        I think those security personnel are protecting Dr Lam Makol house from different insecurity ?
        I thank Dr Lam Makol for his Patience that he did when is house was been surrounded by Juba National securities men
        Good enough he was safe up to the time they left is house

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  • 5 May 2015 05:51, by hellonearth

    What ever is happening to DR lam akol is related to the shilluk Kingdom let’s be honest. Because Gen Olony assured them that he has not defeated then they released him. It’s a tit for tat game the useless government is playing

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  • 5 May 2015 05:52, by hellonearth

    What ever is happening to DR lam akol is related to the shilluk Kingdom let’s be honest. Because Gen Olony assured them that he has not defeated then they released him. It’s a tit for tat game the useless government is playing

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