South Sudan: SPLA-IO Shutdown Major Routes Leading to Capital, Juba

Soldiers of South Sudan's SPLA in opposition spotted in undisclosed locations, July 2016(Photo: file)
Soldiers of South Sudan’s SPLA in opposition spotted in undisclosed locations, July 2016(Photo: file)

August 13, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— South Sudan’s armed opposition, under the leadership of SPLM/SPLA-IO, has closed down major supply routes leading to the national capital, Juba.

According to Machar’s spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, the opposition forces have locked down Juba-Bor road, Juba-Yei road and Juba-Mundri roads.

Gatdet believes that their forces have besieged the capital as their forces are stationed in Mongala areas, a few kilometres away from Juba.

“Juba-Bor road is being closed by our forces who are currently around Mongala area as the national capital is being besieged from different directions. They clashed with President Kiir’s forces on Saturday, neutralizing 10 of the enemy soldiers and capturing one military truck.” Said James Gatdet Dak, the Press Secretary of Dr. Machar.

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“Also our forces are in full control of Juba-Yei and Juba-Mundri roads as well as in control of the northwest direction of the capital in Terekeka area.” he continued.

The opposition claimed Bari Lobonok, the hometown of Second Vice President, James Wani Igga, yesterday.

Gatdet reiterates that their forces have cut off Lobonok from Juba and more fighting continues in Yei town, the capital City of Yei River state.

According to Gatdet, the opposition forces in Greater Equatoria are working to close down Juba-Nimule and Juba-Torit road anytime.

“Soon our forces will also close Juba-Nimule and Juba-Torit roads.. It is a matter of time before they move on Juba against the offenders and take full control of the city so as to restore law and order.” Gatdet continued.

Although Juba could not confirm the reports, Salva Kiir administration is still digesting the UNSC Resolution 2304 while contemplating whether it should confront the 4000 troops or not.

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Adralia Robert August 14, 2016 at 12:54 am

Salver Kiir should just give up the fight and hand over self to un or machar forces for safety.

Lomuchie August 14, 2016 at 1:47 am

Gadet, tell your boss that this is the only way to salvage the agreement. The UN resolution on third force has nothing as pathway for the return of Dr Machar. So, your job is cut out.

GatNor August 14, 2016 at 2:55 am

From beseiging Juba to overrunning towns around Juba to closing major routes leading to the capital Juba. Sound like Machar and James Gadet Dak has got it all backward. I really dont know what to make of their updates and dispensation of information.

You can not claim to have besieged the capital completely days and weeks before shutting down its major arteries leading to and from..

To make sense of their claims I am gonna start mapping out how many major towns around Juba and major routes that they have not yet captured and or close down.

Disinformation is the same thing as being lied to and mislead unnecessarily Oppositions should not dabble with such practice if they are to continue winning hearts and minds. Its better to withhold information until a suitable and preferable time nears than to deceive the..

Anyways congratulations!

Oh by the way, just so you(IO) knows, the world already knows that…NASIR and the home town of Machar is still in the hands of those coward rapists, pedophiles and murderers.

Jakwath August 14, 2016 at 3:47 am

We trust that Southern Sudanese Independence was not in vain. At time statesman Leadership is required. We appeal that those in control will rise to the occasion to prevent this nation from disintegrating

James Gai Wiech August 14, 2016 at 6:10 am

Idoubt with International organisations situation even though they endorsed the Rejected Troops to south sudan. If react at time well and good. Either IO RUN THE Town soon.

OTIM August 14, 2016 at 7:06 am


Wedjuba August 14, 2016 at 7:42 am

I call upon conscious Generals in Equatoria, that are fighting on the wrong side of the rotten dinka tribal regime to defect and join the freedom fighters in the IO. It’s just a matter of time to liberate greater Equatoria and G.Upper Nile. No peace with the dinkas!.

Edoba Ogunmola August 14, 2016 at 8:15 am

please the U.N.should step up security so they can save the poor in that young nation. http//online Task pay.com/?reff=53974

Warfive August 14, 2016 at 8:34 am

I can’t say anything right now because James Gatdet DAK has been kept saying since almost three weeks ago.let’s wait who is going to get there before AU UN.

Mawien Magol August 14, 2016 at 9:11 am

Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to ignored any information coming out from former Press Secretary of former vice president Dr. Riek Machar. He has been telling lies in order to keep supporters believe him for what he post. Not true statement at all. Equatorians SPLA I0 are preparing to surrendering right now mark that brothers.

GatNor August 14, 2016 at 11:15 am


It’s OK the fans and supporter of this phase of liberation led by Machar will not abandon the cause…liberty.

It should be upto the followers of freedom fighter to keep them in check and I think they are doing just find w/o your input.

Thank You but no thanks.

Beek August 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

It seems me like Gatdet Dak is losing hope,the video had saw last week was not normal. Financial problem is another effect. He wanted to return back so quick.

GatNor August 14, 2016 at 11:48 am


Some cowards Jaang want to run to hangover South Sudan’s sovereignty to Sudan because they don’t want to deal with the problem they have created.

What is your thoughts on this?

If you are a pro South+North Sudan mean you accept to being a second class citizen. The born to rule slogan out the window and back to cleaning Arab North Sudan’s dirty laundry and toilets.

Beek August 15, 2016 at 11:06 am

Been might be a part of leg.

Beek August 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

It seems to me like Dak is getting tired. He should pack up and go to Juba and government will granted him an amnesty.

Kurmanok Georgie August 14, 2016 at 10:13 am

just hurry up and close Juba Nimule Road inorder to round up uganda troops

Jok Bec MANGON August 14, 2016 at 11:09 am

You don’t have those means to close Juba and Nimule road. If you have such means you would have done so and Riek Machar would have not being in hiding in the forest like rat running away from the cat.

Lou Nuer August 14, 2016 at 10:15 am

Stop your stupidity to whom should they surrender too? That ideology of cannot and will never happen for good and for sure. Better for earth and heaven to come together for us to surrender my dear.

Yada Twahir August 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

It is disaster for our brothers s.sudan. we pray that situation clammed. UN, AU and other humanterians to show interest of support chbnge the lives of innocent civilians.

Cwero August 14, 2016 at 11:03 am

The confict will not end unless Kiir step down

Jok Bec MANGON August 14, 2016 at 12:01 pm

You can tell him to step down or shut your big mouth. No one want to hear your useless thoughts about what should happens in the country. We are tried of hearing those useless lecturing from people like you.

Beek August 14, 2016 at 11:33 am

Frightening and psychological war wouldn’t help anymore.

Tolio August 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm

It is actually the opposite. The IOs haven’t blocked any roads at all. But the government have blocked the IOs roads from bushes to hotels and roads of foods to the stomachs of the IOs.

Nhial Chan Majiok Zieng August 15, 2016 at 12:48 am

Thanks u all who supported what IO is doing and bad luck to those who had been close in the city by IO forces please if u’re still liar by Makuei, nor Ateny wek that IO is far they are putting u in trouble otherwise if u belief in what is being Said by those in big big position or Mimistries u will be burn up in the town quickly when IO and IG got confronted any time in juba please forget all liar u’re still talking about Dr Machar that he still hidding in the bush one day he will emerge and Swallow YOU all in JuBA otherwise continue doing your liar the lind is too near IO are Queeuing up for the re-capture of the Juba

Joseph Kuir Bior August 15, 2016 at 1:21 am

Dak is Psychopathy also known as sociopath is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, dis-inhibited, egotistical traits.
What will fights do for you while you are seated out side the country , provoking and instigation will not bring peace to us , as usual cause us wrath ,

Beek August 15, 2016 at 11:05 am

There are no Acacia trees at Swampland areas.


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