Western Equatoria Youth and Elders call for transfer of Army Barracks outside town and immediate withdrawal of division 6 out of WES

Arrow-Boy, a local defence force in Western Equatoria have been calling for immediate withdrawal of SPLA government soldiers from the state.

Arrow-Boys, a local defence force in Western Equatoria have been calling for immediate withdrawal of SPLA government soldiers from the state.

August 03, 2015(Nyamilepedia) – The Youth and Community in Yambio, Maridi and Mundri in Western Equatoria have released a resolution calling for moving of army barracks outside the town and for immediate withdrawal of government forces from Western Equatoria in order to avoid further clashes.

The resolution seen by Nyamilepedia staff member, says the only way to resolve the current crisis plunging the state, including recent fighting between Arrow-Boys, defectors and government soldiers from division 6, which left 9 people dead from both sides, is to relocate the army barracks.

The resolution calls for withdrawal of all elements of SPLA government soldiers who are from Bahr El Ghazal, and specifically from Dinka tribe.

The community accused Dinka soldiers within the division 6 of attacking civilians and causing destruction of properties and farms in the region.

Fighting in and around Yambio, the capital of Western Equatoria State has left more than 9 people dead including soldiers and youth from both sides.

The fighting broke out last weekend after youth from Yambio accused the army of killing two  youth and arresting dozens without any clear justifications.

The youth in Western Equatoria says the dinka soldiers within division 6 will need to leave the state in order for peace to prevail, accusing them of tribally motivated attacks on innocent civilians.

A delegation from Juba arrived in Yambio on Sunday to try to arrest the situation, but sources say the situation remains tense and there have been gunshots since Sunday evening in different parts of Yambio.

The information minister in the state, Hon. Charles Kisanga, has accused some disgruntled soldiers from the SPLA of refusing to respect the resolution of the meeting between officials from Juba, Yambio and the local community to resolve the crisis.

Meanwhile reports say soldiers from Nuer and some parts of Equatoria have been deployed in Yambio by division 6 commander, J.J Okot, in order to act as a neutral force to prevent both sides from fighting.

The youth group has now released part of the resolution and warns that peace can only come to the state if this resolution is respected and fulfilled.

Resolution of the people of Yambio in their meeting with the delegation send from Juba:

1- SPLA division 6 must leave the state because they are terrorizing western Equatoria State in general, and in particular Mundri, Maridi and now Yambio the heart of the state.

2- Army barracks must be relocated outside the town to an area where there are no people.

3- Dinka must not own land for settlement nor for businesses, and all people of Western Equatoria State are advised not to rent houses and or shops to any dinka.

4- Dinka must leave Western Equatoria State immediately.

15 comments

  • The government have to disarm by force the so-called Arrow Boys. Crazy,South Sudan Army will not leave WES.

  • GatNor

    Jaang(Dinkas) you have not seen this coming. I love it. Onde tribe can not take on the whole South Sudan in all forms of agression. Economic, illegal land occupations, delayed developement, political, and military agression towards other tribes will have destructive consequences that not all Jaang are yet ready for. Lets burn this motha maker down to the ground all the way to Bar El Gazal.

    • Gatnor or Gatcieth, you love destruction , as Nuer cuthure ,good , Nuer love and know how to destroyed and do not know how to build ,like every Nuer County now , is look like Toilet smelling and rotten , Dinka will treat western Equatoria , like how they treat Nuer Youths as long Riek is supporting them. Those are Dr:Riek Machar Supporters are not normal Citizens. Dinka is ready to liberate themselves from anybody . Dinka will listen to normal crimes but not to politicizes citizen ,you killed one Dinka , we killed five instead of one as retaliation . The history is clear during liberation war 95% SPLA soldiers were Dinka, and all other tribes were Arab collaborators against Dinka , unfortunately , were defeated together with Arab by the CPA , agreement , Now are being spoil by Nuer again, political , Nuer now are humble living in Juba peaceful and Equatorian want to danger them themselves the way Nuer did ok as you are Riek Machar dancers , Dinka will treat you like rotten meats , Gatnor , where are you now Lou Man I heart about you , your photos have been given to national security in Juba to be deal with, if found by Lul Ruai and Gai Yeah, they only two wise rebels , Dinka rejected rewards to Nuer destroyers to have separate army, Great upper Nile , DR: RIEK to be Deputy, removing soldiers out of Juba, why at least you surender alone like Lul Ruai and others or you face consequences, Dinka is not fearing any aggression , keep mobilizing but you will regret soon .

      • deng deng, you haven’t got the point. what gatnor saying is something simple to understood by a child. 95% liberators in 2 sudan war were dinka. So because dinka were finished civil war during 80’s & 90’s we are unable to fight nuer by ourselves that made all dinka to be coward to face nuer alone. We dinka, made a mistake, please nuer forgive us.We have been fooled by m7 of uganda.please,please, nuerdit don’k make dinka disappeared on the face of earth. YOU are desperatlly want forgiveness.

        • GatNor

          No1 wants finish nobody South Sudan must be shared
          peacefully but the bs of killing Nuer because they are perceived as a threat is exactly that.BS! Now my comment on the % of those who fought against the Arab north it is left for debate. Needs fought against the Dinkas because they have an objective of a separate state of South Sudan vision. The Dinkas have the abandoned objective of a united Sudan. CPA #1 came about negotiation and neither tribe has won in battle per say. The objective the New vision prevail against Dinkas and a separate South Sudan was born after the referendum. Logically. The greater the number of tribe or a given people to war, the greater number of their faces during head counts. And the opposite or the same logic could be use for those with smaller numbers. In battle neither the size nor number of head counts winds battles in most cases. So the claim would be yet left for debaters. The Dinka’s leadership then was reducing Nuer numbers by not permoting young nuer graduated but send them to the frent line and for their known bravery in hope that they would not return. Now who liberated South Sudan again? Okay I thought so.

        • GatNor

          Wrong, you are no even close to what I intended with my comment.

          No1 wants to finish nobody in South Sudan may be Dinkas want to do that to other tribes but South Sudan must be shared

          peacefully to co-exist. Though, the bs of killing Nuers because they are perceived as a threat to Dinka kingdom and or leadership is exactly that.a BS! Now my comment on the % of those who fought against the Arab North Sudan should be left for debates. Nuers fought against the Dinkas because they have an objective of a separate state of South Sudan vision. The Dinkas fought fiercely against Nuers to achieved the later abandoned objective of a united Sudan. CPA #1 came about negotiations and neither tribe has won in battle per say even the though on the ground the Nuers have gianed more territories without actually winning the war, idealogically their objective of a seperate South Sudan country as a vision prevails against Dinka’s vision of a United Sudan vision and a separate South Sudan country was born after the referendum. Logically. The greater the number of tribe or a given people going or joining the war, the greater the number of their faces during head counts. And the opposite or the same logic could be use for those with smaller numbers. In battle neither the size nor number of head counts wins battles in most cases. So the claim would be yet left for debaters. The Dinka’s leadership then was reducing Nuers numbers by sabotizing premotions of young Nuer graduates from various schools but rather send them to the front lines to fight and for their known bravery in hope that they would not return so therefore its a distructive cold war systamic the Dinkas have employed right there. If South Sudan was leven liberated by one tribe and that is the Dinkas why is it so difficult for the Dinkas to liberate one region of greater Upper Nile from what they percieved to be a threat. even though they have help from foreign mercenaries of Uganda and the old enemy Sudan? logic can not even explain the logic in that incompetency. Cowardness and sheer lack of will power to do your bidding in battle is absolutely not there.

          Now who liberated South Sudan again? Nuers and the rest of South Sudanese at the ballot boxes voting staions? Yes, I thought so. Referundom came after peace agreement and freedom reign. Juba was the only major town in the hand of Dinkas during their wars of vision against Nuers. check your history dude.

  • Log

    J.J. Okot, now that they have sent you there, since these are our brothers all they need is peace, act responsibility to protect them from from DInka Talaban

  • tutu

    Good news, I think they been very honest and straight forward, I love those resolutions, because they show the
    truth color of our people, now they should be prepare for the rough ride. Is not an easy business when you call for the war.

  • Chuolkhan

    YOU HAVE RIGHT TO SAY THAT IF MILITARY BARRACK WILL BE OUT OF THE TOWN THAT SHOULD BE THE BEST WAY FOR RESOLVING OF CLASHES BETWEEN ARROW-BOY AND THE GOVERNEMNT WHO MESS UP KILLING ANY ONE .THAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR YOUTHS WILL BE EASY FOR YOU THE PEOPLE OF W.E.STATE WHEREBY THE ATTACKERS WILL BE INDENTIFY BECAUSE NOW OTHER CONFUSED PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE CATTLE KEEEPERS WHO FIGHT AMONG THEMSELVES WHILE THE GOVERNMENT HAVE SIDE TO SUPPORT THOSE OF DINKAS WHO GRAZING THEIR CATTLES OVER THERE AND WE WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY GOVERNMENT IS THE ONE WHO KILL HIS CITIZENS AS WELL AS USUAL THEY NORMALLY DO IN OTHER AREAS SO THE YOUTHS W.E.STATE IN GENERAL WILL PROTECT THEIR PEOPLE WITHOUT FAIL AND ONE WILL BLAME THEM WHY THEY DO FIGHT WITH THE GOVERNEMNT

  • Dinkas must leave Equatoria for seek of peace to stay and develop their own home area wherever they come from are suitable for them to settle in with their cattle. Kiir as a president has lost direction to lead,resort to violence to overdue in power won’t help settle conflict in south sudan but to create negative altitude rejecting other innocents Dinka’s in equatoria

  • Rajab

    This resolutions by the people of W.E.S are commendable.As you know very well that people of W.E.S
    are very peaceful people.They do not go to other peoples land to look for troble.Why is that the Dinkas
    choose to go and disturb them? This is to be answered by the Dinkas themselves.Every where in SouthSudan
    where there is Dinka community there is a problem.e.g.In Madi Land,Acholi Land,Kakwa Land.Bari Land.
    Moru Land,Toposa and Didinga Land to mention but few.Why are all this problem?
    Please I appeal to you all SouthSudanese, let us live in peace in our ancestaral land that is given to us by
    our GOD.

  • tutu

    Authorities in three states should follow up with the president’s order evacuating cows, now the questions,why are they still dinka with cows over there, and what the authorities had done about it.

  • Simply the DINKA steal cows from their states in order to hide the animals away from the rightful owners. So the best area is GREATER EQUATORIA for these stolen heads cattle. Secondly, cattle rustling encourages ownership of guns to confront anyone who identified his cattle. Thirdly, military officers of the SPLA, are responsible for this, as they may be owners of these cattle and as such, direct provisions of lethal government guns to protect the stolen cows. For sure, the cattle keepers receive direct support from these Generals at all costs. The members of Parliament from Equatoria must show their vocal support for the people who elected them. Where are those leaders supposedly coming from Equatoria? Cowards and all they think about, is their positions perio

  • Lualdit

    Abraham Deng,
    I don’t blame you nor do I blame all Jaang who prove to south Sudanese and world in general that you are So arrogant, not visionary, shortsighted and tribalist. I point the blame to Dr. Machar for wanting to solve this stupidity that your Jaang mindless has started. If he managed this war properly and mobilized all the grievance south Sudanese, your like wouldn’t be pumping your chest in arrogant. And by the way, the war in greater uppernile specially in Unity state is fought for you by the bride nuer. God of equality, will deal with your type in due time. Nuer in Juba are in the UNMISS camp in complete defiance your savage government. They are not humble and surrender as you believe. The hatred, that your Jaang people started is not over yet to proclaim superiority. If this peace approach is not accepted by your Jaang people, then be prepare for a different shock waves. History has taught us over and over again that oppress always win. Look at what Jaang are doing to their fellow country men across the country with national resource? Do you think, Jaang will survive for a long time creating hostilities with every tribe?
    Be wise and be reconciliatory for your Jaang people, otherwise, you people are digging more grave for the innocent dinka people. This is unbelievable, it’s like a demon has possessed you people to the point of blindness. Can you wake up and see clearly that treating other people like you would like to be treated is the way forward, ya Jaang?