Breaking: Forces of FVP Machar Overruns The Home Town of SVP Wani Igga

A fighting force of SPLA in Opposition during an assembly in Central Equatoria state, South Sudan(Photo: file)

A fighting force of SPLA in Opposition during an assembly in Central Equatoria state, South Sudan(Photo: file)

August 13, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Latest reports from Bari Lobonok, the home village of Second Vice President, James Wani Igga, confirmed that South Sudan forces loyal to president Salva Kiir felt into an ambush at the outskirt of Lobonok Payam on Friday.

According to Gideon Elia, who was visiting Lobonok, sustained battles were heard outside the town before it escalated into the town center.

Elia believes that an ambush, which targeted SPLA-IG soldiers was laid outside the town  by SPLA-IO.

“Yes, there was heavy fighting here on Friday. No body expected Machar rebels here in Bari Lobonok. This area has been calmed since January clashes between Dinka Bor pastoralists and the local people here but this fighting was big and intense” Elia said.

“Now everyone has again fled Lobonok. The government soldiers have tactically withdrawn to Juba” he continued.

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According to Machar’s press secretary, James Gatdet Dak, fighting occurred between Rejaf East and Lobonok on the eastern side of the river Nile.

“There was fighting on Friday between our forces and those loyal to President Kiir. It occurred between Rejaf East and Lobonok on the eastern side of the River Nile, about 30km southeast of Juba,” said James Gatdet Dak, spokesperson for Machar.

Gatdet said at least 15 bodies of government soldiers were found and many others were wounded in the battle.

The opposition claims that their forces have captured military trucks from the government sides and destroyed three others during the combat.

Lobonok, the home village of Vice President James Wani Igga, is located south of Juba on the east bank of the Nile.

In other reports the rival forces also clashed in Lafon County of Eastern Equatoria states on Friday.

26 comments

  • Pagan Amum is knocking at US Immigration Department or UNHCR and it is the same with those of Dr.Riek Machar. It is not good at all.

  • It is just a simple ambush for acquiring bullets and some weapons from the IG. It is also message to jenge to accept the foreign force without delay.

  • baaak the black evil and idiot crow, you call equatorians chickens. It is fine, but what thing you must know is the best chicken’s food. Do you know what is it? Chickens love ants. We will pick out the ants in your anus without delay and without fail. I know you are sweating and worried of the coming of the foreign to Juba, this will be followed by the entry of Dr. Machar to J1, Then fair elections where by the FEDERAL RULE WILL BE ESTABLISHED.

    • I didn’t say Equatorians are chickens,but i did mentioned that Kokora Symbol was a Cockerel red Head. Stop insulting because i don’t know you. I never met with you,but you step in to insult me with out any reason.

    • Why Kokora chosen a Chicken Head as their Symbol,while they got cattle. I had lived in Torit Eastern Equatoria for two years. Why not a bull than a chicken Head? There are good livestock in Torit and very good grassland in Eastern equatoria.

  • tolio and baaak are starting calling others traitors because of the coming of the foreign force. you and you jce which you defend alll the time are the traitors. Why do you cry when the UN wants to help innocent citizens who have suffered much in your hands? You idiots, you forget easily like pigs. you forgot that it was US which helped us to have this independant country. You forgot that UN which stand with the people of South Sudan during the time of struggle.

    • GatNor

      DINGIT NA TUGGÖ,

      Thank you for drilling that point into their tribally infest brains. Uganda’s UPDF and Rebels from North Sudan namely GEM Fighters, Blue Nile Fighters are foreigners last I checked. They were fighting and killing Southerners indiscriminately. I don’t see why it is such a bad idea to see more foreigner in South Sudan especially when this groups are not going after any particular tribe. Tribally based hypocricies is what I see with Beek, and his buddy Tolio.

    • Stop insulting and abusing,be careful about what your saying. Eqautorians treat to word others not always fair. Eqautorians put capital first and begin to talk so badly while they are the one who gain best opportunities in South Sudan,but they eat deny. First of all Juba is not the only best place in South Sudan. My relatives never being to your Juba.

  • Deng Malop

    What a terrible waste of young life Mr Kiir.
    Time to quit?
    Or send Lueth to see if he can defend the place using his poison tongue perhaps….

  • Adralia Robert

    One side must be defeated to bring sanity in the country

  • priscilla joseph

    if you are a south Sudanese ,it better you mobilize for peace I don’t think you know what you are talking about. you are only informing the internationals and those sitting tapping on their computers. we the women are tired of all this!

  • James are you really to war, why you killed our cattle keepers from Bor and posted nonsense here sorry for you I.O 3rebel.

  • this fighting here now we’re tiared off it let it contiune untill the solution was got and the himself does not know what he is doing nonces of dinka

  • delmax victor

    I. Wish UN intervention in south sudan passpone such that we see who are the real fighters within ourselves no abroad,no surrender.we reemain india oscar.

    • GatNor

      Victor, I was thinking the same. Though, the obvious winner would be Machar’s forces…they are fighting without means of funding their operations from man power to logistics and other war supplies but relies on captured supplies. Machar though doesn’t want a hostile takeover unless he is forced to go in to Juba and restores laws and orders. This news perhaps isn’t so funny for Igga, Taban and the rest of Juba gangs.

  • “UN > will not like what is going to happen here in south sudan” take serious measures to protect civilian population

  • You guys do not listen at all these post by James Gatdet Dak. He is not telling the truth for example, there are about 3000 SPLA I0 have surrenders or said, they supports new VP general Taban Deng Gai why no one mention this news. There is also division between Dok Nuer community and others clans within Leer county. Dok Nuers were the one control most positions but now the game is changing. In Fact that, the new VP has balance the Nuer positions than Dr. Riek Machar and some Nuers are supporting now.

  • GameOver, IO is merciful forces only deal with kiirs’-malong-koul’s looters,gangs rapist and cannibalises JCE-forces according to simple rules of engagement, but IO didn’t yet use major war of attrition on kiirs militias’ in Juba.
    Please, this lesson one page 1. To kiir criminal-run-amogs.
    God,save RoSS.
    Beek, we SS freedom fighters & peace lovers comrades we felt fed up from your Neo-dinkaism hegemony and heinous crime and crimes against humanity. We can smell your stool and hear your disgruntled cry,panics and begging for mercy before our IO forces from around RoSS enters Juba to clean yr bums’ from yr poos and filthy govt out, then restore order &law in JUBA, so all SS masses enjoys full freedom,democracy & independent in SS.
    Your jce days is number watch out , yr kingdom will fall apart soon and yr AMOG-dun-beeka-Tiiuk!!!!!! Do u listen now.

  • Gatdarwich

    The traitorous Jenges only understand the language of guns. Killer nyankiir’s regime will and shall imminently collapsed period

  • Your incompetent Kiir gov. Has done nothing since independence except that him and his officials kept on defalcating s. Sudan resources while their own citizens are starving to death.

  • GatNor

    haha Jaang will do anything in despair for control and power.

    1st it was we the regime of Jaang will fight foreign forces.
    Now it about running back to the old colonial/common enemy of South Sudan people.

    If you bring up 91 Machar and his Nuer followers from separatist gets crucified for seeking strategic support from Khartoum the same old master/colonial arab north of Sudan. United Secular Sudan+ South Sudan?

    The ideology of United Secular Sudan might be dead but the slave mentality and mental slavery that has gripped so many is still looking north…

    Here is the an example: “We will reunite with the Sudan if”… https://paanluelwel.com/2016/08/13/we-will-reunite-with-the-sudan-if-the-us-un-keep-on-humiliating-us/

    Jaang cant afford Sudan to fight their tribal war for them unless they sell Abiey to North Sudan.

  • Brothers Gatdarwich and King Kong.
    Keep singing about regime change. The government will announced South Sudan as part of Sudan if the UN interference in South Sudan internal conflict and Affairs. You will hears South Sudan is reunited with Northern Sudan because we are getting tried about rebellions

  • The government doesn’t have the right to decide on unity with Sudan. The people of South Sudan overwhelming have shown its will in 2011, it was ot the government! Talking about unity with Sudan is just because the few elements that are in the government are feeling threatened by the coming of the new force; they will no longer do things as they wish!

  • The real liberators of South Sudan country are now forced by Kiir Mayardit and Dinka council of evil to seeking for asylum in the foreign countries.

  • John Kijana

    Mawien Magol,

    Not the South Sudan to unite with Sudan, but only the jienges will unite with their jellaba masters or cousins and leave us to develop what is left of the South