‘Rebels of Riek Machar Killed Civilians in Maar And Now Planning Attacks on Malakal, Bentiu and Tharjiath Oil-fields’ ~ Kiir’s Speech

Troubled South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir Mayar, waves at a crowd on March 18, 2015 at a gov't public rally where he acknowledged the country's economic woes. Salva Kiir, who stagged a self-coup to oust his political opponent, is struggling to contain a conflict that he promised to last only three days (Photo credits: AP/Jason Patinkin)

Troubled South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir Mayar, waves at a crowd on March 18, 2015 at a gov’t public rally where he acknowledged the country’s economic woes. (Photo credits: AP/Jason Patinkin)

Nov 18, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Addressing the parliament today in a long awaited speech to the nation, president Salva Kiir blamed his main rival, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, for attacks on civilians in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.

While calling on his government officials to accept peace and prepare to welcome a delegation of the armed opposition and members of the exiled politicians [FDs], president Salva Kiir claimed the rebels are simultaneously planning attacks across Upper Nile and Unity States as they prepare to dispatch over 500 senior politicians and military generals to government held areas.

“In the meantime, we are also expecting the arrival of the Advance Teams of SPLM/SPLA-IO and Former Detainees(FD) in Juba as a measure of trust and confidence building among ourselves after several months of conflict and hostilities since December 15th, 2013.” Kiir said in a speech he was to deliver last Thursday.

To president Salva Kiir, it is unfortunate that his government works extremely hard to welcome the rebels, exiled politicians and IGAD heads of states and governments yet “the rebels of Riek Machar” are busy attacking the government positions in Greater Upper Nile

“Unfortunately, as your Government is seriously engaged in the preparation for the reception and welcoming of the IGAD heads of States and Governments, our brothers in the opposition led by Riek Machar are busy attacking our towns and SPLA positions in the Greater Upper Nile.” said the president.

“On Sunday November 15th, 2015, the Rebels of Rieck Machar attacked Maar in Jonglei State and 23 people were killed. And the following day they attacked Nhial Diu in Unity State. As I speak the rebels are planning attacks on Malakal, Tharjiath, Bentiu, Rubkhona, Guit, Leer and Paan Akuach” Kiir pronounced.

According to residents of Maar village, at least 23 people were killed and a few others left wounded in a cattle raid on Friday in Twice East county.

Maar, which lies in a government held territory, has witnessed multiple attacks from the neighboring Murle tribes in the last few months.

Although the president focused mostly on security and reviving the economy, he failed to address the ongoing conflict in Eastern and Western Equatoria states.

Local initiatives to resolve the grudges between the army and local population have collapsed.

For the last two days, the two sides have been engaged in heavy battles in Ezo and Ikotos counties of Western and Eastern Equatoria.

4 comments

  • The Incompetent, power-hungry-greedy, Dinka-tribal warlord-chief, and traitorous, Killer NyanKiir, Just keep unashamedly and continuously projecting the violation of the ceasefire on the Freedom Fighters’ Movement-SPLA_IO without knowing that his genocidal regime’s constants killing of civilians are meticulously being documented by the world bodies-CIA. Museveni’s ugly bride(Killer NyanKiir) is totally daydreaming and soon will be wed by Charles Taylor in Hague. Naturally-born treacherous , power-hungry-greedy, and alcoholic individuals, hardly learn except when you administered trephination on them period.

  • Come down Mr. Nonagenarian,but which is a good age for you and God bless you, because can’t live on government money for life,please try to change your own life and everything will be find for you.

  • Diversion from the main topic is a clear indication of unreasonableness and passive admission of facts. It is totally fine because facts and truths can’t be logically and reasonably proven wrong! Stay connected because your likes have zero chance in hell of disputing Gatdarwich’s psychologically loaded comments.

  • GatNor

    Its inveitable that King Kiir is due to stumblle but we aint waiting for that day to come, we want him gone now.