Dozens being detained by National Security Service in Yirol

Members of South Sudan’s National Security Service (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

February 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) is detaining dozens of youth in the country’s Eastern Lakes state according to several detainees who spoke to the Nyamilepedia.

One source told the Nyamilepedia on Saturday that the National Security Service in the state stormed a meeting of the Eastern Lakes State Youth Association (ELSYA) which was taking place in the capital Yirol town arresting 13 people.

The source said in the meeting were members of the Executive Board and the members of the Council. The meeting was called upon by the council which was proposing a motion for the removal of the Chairman whom they accused of corruption.

Another source who claimed he was as well arrested said he was among those calling for the Chairman to step down saying some of the executive members who do not want to step down including the Chairman have their relatives in the National Security Service who carried out the arrest.

“I was arrested this morning – allegedly – by some youths who did not want the association to unseat a corrupt chairperson,” the source told the Nyamilepedia on Saturday. “These youths and the Chairman are said to have their relatives in the NSS.”

The source who maintained that the process to remove the Chairman is constitutional said he do not know who detains him saying he was told to stay in the detention until Monday pending investigation.

“I am in detention now [and I will stay] until Monday. I will be cleared by Monday. The Government of ELS is working on it. I will first find out who detained me. Everyone is denying. The Government of ELS [said it] didn’t detained me,” he said.