39 SPLA/SPLM-IO Troops Airlifted to Juba, More To Follow

39 troops of SPLM/SPLA arrived in Juba as part of the implementation of security arrangement (Photo/supplied)

39 troops of SPLM/SPLA arrived in Juba as part of the implementation of security arrangement (Photo/supplied)

March 28, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Thirty nine (39) troops of the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition have arrived Juba from Pagak GHQs today, this marks the beginning of transporting about 3000 troops of the armed opposition forces as per security arrangement, these forces will be stationed in Juba to pave the way for the return of the Fist Vice President and SPLM/SPLA [IO] leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon.

“Thirty nine (39) of the SPLM/A (In Opposition) troops have arrived in Juba today in the afternoon. The 39 officers arrived in Juba this evening aboard a UN Flight from Malakal,” Machar states.

On arrival to Juba airport, the soldiers were received by SPLM/SPLA in Opposition chief negotiator, who is also SPLM/SPLA-IO advance team leader in Juba, Gen Taban Deng Gai, South Sudan Minister of Information Micheal Makuei Lueth and Deputy Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation commission Francoise Lounceny, among other several representatives from UNMISS.

Michael Makuei, on behalf of the government, says he welcomes the arrival of the SPLM/SPLA [IO] first batch to Juba and not to South Sudan because the South Sudan armed opposition forces have been in South Sudan since the war broke out in 2013. He urges the peace partners to expedite transporting the remaining SPLA-IO forces to Juba and expects the arrival of Machar to Juba next week in order to form the Transitional Government of National Unity. Very jubilant Gen Taban Deng Gai on his part compliments the arrival of the forces and says his team and the GRSS are working on a committee that will receive the country’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar.


  • Bol Gatjang

    We will prays that God restore peace in the return of Dr. Riek to South Sudan so that those who are stranded in South Sudan regains freedom. God will bring healing by protecting those SPLA/M in opposition soldiers with great prosperity since they thinks humanity is vital thing.

  • Congratulations patriots!

    You are now in Juba to permanently stay period!

  • Luak Jek

    Welcome to the freedom fighters I hope they will make big change in JUBA .


    will of almighty God,peace will be there automatically with out fear and the peace lover shall work tirelessly to implement it and protect it from wrong elements