South Sudan Government Plans To Launch New Offensives in Lou-Nuer Areas, Jonglei State!
Dec 27, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from South Sudan, Juba, reveals that South Sudan government, backed by the Ugandan forces, will launch major operations in Lou-Nuer areas in less than seven days.
According to South Sudan’s Deputy Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ms. Rachel Nyadak Paul, who represents Lou-Nuer’s Uror county in Salva Kiir’s government, the youth must allow the “constitutional army from entering Lou Land next week”
Nyadak accused the family of South Sudan’s former vice president, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, for mobilizing the youths from Greater Lou-Nuer, who responded in days to Juba massacres conducted by tribal militia recruited by South Sudan president, Salva Kiir and the current Chief of Staff, Paul Malong Awan.
Hon. Nyadak and many other Nuer officials in Salva Kiir regime are under pressure from the government to visit their constituencies and mobilize the civil population to support Salva Kiir leadership as the government plans to conduct elections in less than seven months.
The Nuer-officials in Salva Kiir’s leadership, however, are barred from entering the constituencies they represent in the government.
According to insider’s reports from South Sudan capital, Juba, the deputy Minister, Rachel Nyadal Paul, has fallen out with Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
Although the government has made attempts to overrun Akobo in the past, proponents believe that the Deputy Minister leaked out such confidential military plan in an attempt to renew trust with the Minister and Salva Kiir administration.
“Nyadak is losing her position. Hon. Makuei Lueth has referred her case to Salva Kiir and she might be fired. This is the reason she is acting outrageously like this. What will she gain by leaking this information to rebels?” Said an insider Malith*, Juba.
In the past, Ms Nyadak acknowledged the massacres of the Nuer civilians in Juba and condemned brutal killing of more than 30 civilians, who were believed to be members of Nuer ethnic group.
The call, however, was quickly condemned by Lou-Nuer intellectuals who believe that Nyadak acknowledged the massacres to plead with the IDPs and Lou-Nuer youth, who threatened the deputy Minister to never step her foot in Greater Lou-Nuer counties.
The allied government forces, comprising of mercenaries and loyal forces, have made attempts to capture Lou-Nuer counties in the past, however, the youth combined with SPLA-IO forces pushed back the attacks to Duk and Twi East Counties.
The government of Salva Kiir, through Jonglei administration, appointed 5 new commissioners, on April 7, 2014, to the five counties of Pangak, Ayod and Greater Lou-Nuer to support the politicians representing the counties in Salva Kiir’s government.
Out of the five appointed commissioners, only Michael Buoth Malual of Ayod county, has started his assignment after the allied government forces captured Ayod on April 27, 2014.
The others four commissioners to Pangak and three Lou-Nuer Counties, are hoping to take control of the counties during this upcoming dry season.
Attempts in Pangak and Pigi Counties have led to major loses on the government side.
The government forces temporarily took control and burnt down the counties headquarters on November 27, 2014, however, they lost control of both towns in less than two weeks, leaving behind two tanks and other artillery, according to videos released by Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Kong, the military spokesman of SPLA-IO.
In other reports, the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, demands that the region must deploy its forces to secure South Sudan capital, Juba, before he considers withdrawing his forces.
“I think Ethiopian forces are already there (in South Sudan), and Rwanda is there. Once they are ready, and can ensure that at least Juba is not affected … then we shall go back. There is no big issue.” Museveni told Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.
Ugandans army remain loosely defending Bor and Juba from eminent attacks, however, it is yet to be verify if the UPDF will provide any ground supports to Salva Kiir forces if war continue in the upcoming year.
Uganda forces withdrew from the front lines around April this year after the foreign forces and SPLA-Juba lost control of Bentiu and Malakal and promised to provide only aerial support as war was expected to intensified during the wet season.
- HON. RACHEAL NYADAK SHOULD IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW HER INTENTION TO KILL MORE CHILDREN FROM UROR COUNTY IN THE NAME OF PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE.