Why The Government Forces Are Besieging and Attacking OTUHO Villages in Eastern Equatoria State (EES)

Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A-IO),

Hitu, South Sudan

Internally displaced persons from the conflict in South Sudan who are living makeshift structures and under trees in Melijo 19 km South of Nimule(Photo: file)

Internally displaced persons from the conflict in South Sudan who are living makeshift structures and under trees in Melijo 19 km South of Nimule(Photo: file)

March 15, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- This morning, at around 4:00 am South Sudan Local Time, Government forces composed of one ethnic group deliberately sieged the OTUHO villages of Allanga (Ollongo), Chalamini, Hiyala, Ilieu, Loming and Tuhubak to extend their policy of paying soldiers by raiding cattle, destroying properties, looting and burning villages and raping women.

The deliberate siege of these villages is also intended to intimidate, suppress and annihilate the OTUHO people from challenging the Government of South Sudan for causing the potential and imminent disintegration and collapse of South Sudan.

The siege is further to ignite another deliberate civilian massacre this time of OTUHO people and to fulfil government total opposition to and rejection of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS), as the Government of South Sudan continues to intentionally deny the presence of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A-IO) forces in Eastern Equatoria State (EES).

While the government forces has the luxury to systematically terrorise and attack our people, and to committing gross and egregious human rights abuses, including forced disappearances, extrajudicial arrests and killings, sexual violence, massive population displacements, destruction of livelihoods, properties and food crops, as well as raiding of cattle, it must be reminded that the OTUHO people did not die for the liberation of South Sudan (1955-1972; 1983-2011) to entertain these and the substitution of one autocratic and authoritarian oppressor by another.

The OTUHO people will also not entertain the destruction of South Sudan by the same government that is increasingly relying on rape and looting as payment for military service, since it has completely exhausted its internal and international borrowing limit and hence has run out of money to finance the war and mere government services.

We therefore call upon our people all over South Sudan not to believe the government propaganda that its forces are amassing in Eastern Equatoria State (EES) to fight cattle raiders, while at same time raiding our cattle, destroying our livelihood and starving our people to death. We also call upon the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD), IGAD-Plus Partner Group, the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to warn the government not to once again commit another massacre this time in name of fighting cattle raiders, as opposed to the Juba massacre, in the name of a coup attempt.

 

Colonel Oliwa Mario Bertino,

Spokesperson, SPLM/A-IO, Eastern Equatoria State (EES)

E-mail: anyanya.division@yahoo.com

11 comments

  • GatNor

    Realize this…

    Jaang are waging a comprehensive war for absolute control of South Sudan against all living creatures without exceptions.

  • Bol Gatjang

    South Sudan government specially SPLA army are hating you for what you stand for Western Equatoria. Dinka as a tribe among other 63 tribes usually have jealousy for someone who do the right though you cooked them food. They are disgusting with prides, hatred, injustices ,selfishness, segregations and moral annihilated others ethnic groups.

  • chol y

    Stop lying fool nobody is killing civilians in Eqautoria .Just another lies like so call Nuer massacre in Juba, Which never happened. Where is the evidence of it . you people need to understand that Dinka is not going anywhere, we here to stay.

    • Bol Gatjang

      Chol, why do you keep denying targeting civilians you ludicrous for only complacency ? The rest of people in acknowledge facts that Dinka’s exists hell fire in South Sudan. Who love you Dinka without Nuer, Shulluk, and Equatorial wew?

  • Rupert Hentszu

    There will come a time, when Equatoria will be for equatorians only. E4Es.

    • chol y

      Good luck . we are here to stay for good weather you like it or not. You Equatorial are talking about land grabb where were you when arabs occupied your land and rap your women. Dinka liberate this land , so you should be happy for that ,instead hating on Dinka for no good reason.

  • Eastern Equatoria

    If we sing a song that says; “Afuoi fe Otuho itterio nafere (2), Itahuyo tahuyo, itahuyo nengere hatai, itahuyo engere Otuho, odok Nimeri adonge”. Hahahahahaha.

    This is a warning to any attack to us Otuho and we will not tolerate any in human act on us. We are men not women.

  • Gatdarwich

    The treacherous queen Killer nyankiir and the lunatics-fanatics, Jenges Council of Evils are hell bent to destroying South Sudan beyond repair-unless all the patriot forces collectively act quickly to halt these natural born traitors from succeeding in South Sudan nation destruction

    • Bol Gatjang

      Yes, where is the peace implementation now in South Sudan? At this time I personally asked God to intervene and vanished this authoritarian regime. Peoples had been suffering enough to keep silence while Kirr is squandering the lives of citizens . It’s happening every now and then indiscriminately with both vulnerable and strong to whom he considered them as intruders.