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Arrow Boys Declare Joining SPLA

Members of Arrow Boys near Yambio, South Sudan(Photo: file)
Members of Arrow Boys near Yambio, South Sudan(Photo: file)

Nov 8, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- In a declaration paper, authorized by Maj. Gen. Alfred Futiyo Karaba Unyang, “the arrow boys” who have been battling the Lord Resistance Army with support of Salva Kiir’s government but lately turned their arrows on the government have declared joining the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition.

“We Arrow boys brigade in western Equatoria state do hereby declare ours position has part of SPLA-IO operation based in pagak.” Read part of the declaration.

According to Maj. Gen Alfred Futiyo, who declared himself as the commander of Nerran Division in Western Equatoria, his force which he estimates to be over 17, 000 youths have now joined the SPLA IN opposition.

“Now, we are SPLA-IO operation force in Western Equatoria State under Bright Star Compaign Phase II Nerran Division.” Gen. Futiyo said.

“We finally, decided to fight for our survival and protection of ours entire communities in western Equatoria. Ours forces is 17,825 from Mvolo to Najero.” Maj. Gen. Fatiyo explained.

The group, locally known as arrow-boys, have been battling Salva Kiir’s regime around Yambio in Western Equatoria and some parts of Eastern Equatoria since earlier this year.

Many youth from the three states of Equatoria region, notably from Yambio, Maridi, Mundri, Nimule and Terekeka have been disappearing since  2014.

While some are believe to be fighting a guerrilla warfare in the bushes of Equatoria, hundreds are believed to be serving “illegal detentions” in Juba.

In July this year, Captain Charles Gbadegbare, who identified himself as the commander of Arrow-Boys in Maridi County accused Hon. Peter Bashir Gbendi, and Salva Kiir government of having illegally arrested over 30 youth from Maridi and urged the government to release them or risk retaliation.

Read: Leader of “Arrow-Boys” warns Kiir government and calls for release of all Youth arrested in Maridi

Arrow boys, an Equatoiran based civil defense, was formed in 2007 to combat LRA Ambororo nomad militant who committed atrocity in western Equatoria state.

“We were working hand in hand with Government of Republic of South Sudan.” Said Maj. Gen. Alfred Futiyo Karaba Unyang

Futiyo, explains that when political crisis turned into violence in December 2013, “Arrow boys Brigade” were reorganized into “Nerran Division”.

Futiyo reiterates that the youth were forced to take up arms to resist death and force displacement of Equatorians from their ancestral land.

The leader of arrow boys accused Salva Kiir’s government of killing civilians, saying:

“those who kill people in south Sudan are from within government in juba. Nor from nowhere.”

Earlier documents leaked to Nyamilepedia revealed over 300 youths from Equatoria submitted their lists to SPLM/SPLA-IO officials to be integrated into the SPLA-force before the peace agreement is concluded.

Latest reports from Juba indicate that security situation in Western Equatoria remains futile as the arrow boys continue to resist SPLA (Juba) forces in the area.

In other reports, government officials claim more than 450 youths from UNMISS camps in Juba have sneaked out of the capital to join rebellion, a report that is yet to be confirmed by the United Nation Mission in South Sudan.

Salva Kiir’s government has been battling separate rebellions in various parts of the country since 2005, however, rebellion has worsen in the last two years as the regime becomes too weak to combat the disgruntled youth.

In addition to numerous grievances from land disputes, massacres of civilians to political disputes, the government rewards ex-fighters with money, high ranks and positions.

In reports read on SSTV, President Salva Kiir promoted former clergy, David Yau Yau, a returnee who fought the government between 2010 and 2014, to rank of Lieutenant General as part of integration process into SPLA main stream.

Many other youths in the government allied militia from Murle and Bul-Nuer have been promoted to high ranks and expected to be fully absorbed into SPLA as ordered by President Salva Kiir.

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GatNor November 8, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Wise strategic move, congrats.

Goweng Torbaar November 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Thanks!!!!! You are welcome to movement, our journey still ahead. We have completed the first part of our journey now remain the last and tough movement and also this will mark the end of Kiir regime.

AMEN November 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Being in the bush is not like taking tea and coffee in the morning the so call arrow boy should learn lesson from Riek machar.Riek Machar defected in 1991 and again in 2013 and all in vain because defection without proper reason God cannot help you. Why there is arrow boys today when south sudan get independent and there was no arrow boys during struggle, all arrow boys were all in Uganda but now they want to fight government for no reason this time no compromise to any creature who want to create stupidity in south sudan their villages will be burn into ashes people will killed their resources will be taken away.
I wise to take my forces to where arrow boys are in western Equartoria I have to teach them a hot lesson of which they should not forget like lesson I teach to rebels in unity state NO COMPROMISE NO COMPROMISE

Beek November 9, 2015 at 1:07 am

They will join the same government in the few months,it is become the matter of positions,Ranks and wealth. Most of them are laziest and laziest mean’s poverty,most of them will end up behind bars because there is nobody who is going to change their living standard.

Gatdar.wich November 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

wise decision Arrow Men,

Jieng/Dinka’s terror Kingdom will and shall eminently be history period.

The Dinka Bor that terrorizes your love ones in Nimule, Kaya, Marindi, Pageri, Kajo keji, mundri, and in other parts of Equatoria, will and shall be evicted soon.

Decisive and unreservedly EFE(EYE for an EYE) catastrophic operations is what, the treacherous-cowards-Jieng(slaves)needs and shall get period.

United of all the patriots tribes against these indisputable national traitors-Jiengs/Dinka, is a must.

Log November 10, 2015 at 10:32 am

You are taking crap, we are waiting to see what the jienge will do and are ready to confront them in any attack on our people

David Wadajebel. November 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

very good decision at the last; as long as they had in persons understood the injustice activities of Juba regime,then they are highly welcomed to join people’s movement the SPLM-IO.

martin jacob November 8, 2015 at 11:44 pm

this is a step in action
please go ahead the jeings must dig graves now, now is the time not tomorrow

DINGIT NA TUGGÖ November 9, 2015 at 12:50 am

GREAT AND WELL DONE JOB. The joining of the ARROW BOYS to the SPLA-IO will help our plans to kick any jenge cows in the land of GREATER EQUATORIA. GO GO GO ARROW BOYS GO. It is our time to start the proper work both politically and militarily. Lado GORE is coming together with Dr. Machar, these two are good politicians. I know many of us do not see the difference between the jenge and the Nuer. But let us not worry. Dr. Machar has a clear vission unlike Non dr. Kiir who has hidden agenda of land grabbing and many evil agendas.

Come on boys and girls, men and women, grandfathers and grandmothers. let us rally behind these two leaders, Lado GORE and Dr. Machar. Come on for the time is telling us that we will never keep silent just watching the evil deeds of the jenge.

wedjuba November 9, 2015 at 3:17 am

Great move!, let the enemies know that this is a savival war. Mr.Kiir and his cohorts must pay a price.

The formation of more army divisions is needed to liberate Equatoria. We still have work to do.

As the government and his thieves keep killing and looting Equatoria, we have no choice other than take arms and protect our citizens plus our ancestral territories.

No peace is good enough if we don’t take security to our own hands.

Good job!

Chiengkueth November 9, 2015 at 3:36 am

Dinka do not know politics.politics is being change when situation is getting worth.this is how a politices shouild be done.but dinka do not know politces

Beek November 9, 2015 at 9:53 am

They should blamed their mums when they allowed the so-called Djellaba Merchants into their areas to use their mothers TINY Genitals to through Business.North Sudanese can’t work in Western Equatoria factories unless they allow them through markets.

Jim Monyekak November 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Beek,should shut up and not talk about jellaba. Afterall, half of all jienges were bastardized by jellaba, darfurians and have jellaba blood. See tall hose bastards in Aweil, Wunrok, Abyei etc..Even the current caretaker governor of Warrap, Aleu is a bastardized jellaba.

martin jacob November 9, 2015 at 3:52 am

politically or militantly they are exsosted. their elders are now dreaming even during day time and to make matters worse if we spare them the high bread court will not leave them. who cares people who are internationally criminals
Bahr El Ghazal Especially Warap and two killers from Bor Qual devil and makuei devil.
the rest of the people in bor are fine, they shall slowly be sought to join the behavior of the rest of the south Sudanese.

Legend2 Online November 11, 2015 at 3:57 am

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For those of Nyamnyam who have never seen the plate of women blood ( human blood ) just keep on shouting like horn bill, this time is your turn and you will curse the day you created that name of arrow.

All in all you are finish ( itacum mud-matarak )

The Legend is now beside you.

Western November 22, 2015 at 8:40 am

Congradulations to the Arrow boys your the true heroes that can depend your people, I hope you can kill those bustards who think they treat everyone in that country like animals. we value our people women, children , and elders. we pointed out that the Government is the blame because it luck credibility of governing the Country South Sudan.


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