Yau Yau Condemns Coordinated Killing of Ethiopian Nuer Civilians, Holds Governor Responsible
April 22, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- The coordinated killing of Nuer civilians in Gambella, Ethiopia is sorrowful and unfortunate, says former SSDM/SSDA chairman Lt. Gen. David Yau Yau Jangkuch in a press statement he signed and seen by Nyamilepedia. SSDM/SSDA former leader denies the statement that links his former army with the massacre and kidnapping of Nuer civilians of Ethiopia saying his former soldiers couldn’t turn against a country that helped them to sign peace agreement with the government of South Sudan.
Gen Yau Yau asserts that the attackers came from Lekuangole County, the homeland of current Governor of Boma State. According to him, the attackers organized themselves from as far as Nyergeny, Manythaka, Wuogony, Toltol and Manyathind bomas of Lekuangole.
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SSDM/SSDA leader-turned politician squarely blames Baba Medan, the present Governor of Boma State and holds him responsible for kiiling of 208 innocent Nuer civilians of Ethipoia and over 100 abducted children. Governor Baba Medan is the source arms supplier.
“The Governor had supplied his own people some weapons and ammunitions when planned to force his way into Pibor town and the same weapons and ammunitions which are now used against the Nuer civilians in Ethiopia,” charges Gen Yau Yau.
“We urge the Governor to be frank to the public that the attacks were made by his own community of Lekuangole. The Governor has to learn how to call spade a spade. He must at best talk to the chiefs of his area to collect all the abducted children and cattle to be returned to the rightful owners rather than making unfounded accusations,” Yau Yau appeals to Governor Baba Medan.
Former SSDM/SSDA boss clarifies that members of his former army were reintegrated into South Sudan army and are now integral part of the SPA, denying that they didn’t commit atrocities against the Nuer civilians in Ethiopia.