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Breaking News: Major Army Defection Hit South Sudan’s SPLA!

Over 100 members of South Sudan's SPLA have defected Salva Kiir led faction to join ranks with other defectors in the country(Photo: file)
Over 100 members of South Sudan’s SPLA have defected Salva Kiir led faction to join ranks with other defectors in the country(Photo: file)

Jan 10, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from South Sudan’s capital, Juba, allege that a group of more than 100 army officers have defected the Salva Kiir’s led SPLA-Juba faction yesterday, 9th January, 2015.

“A group of over 100 junior officers from Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) General Headquarters in Juba led by a Major rebelled yesterday, 9/1/2015” said the reliable insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The insider reiterates that the defectors, led by a major, have overran Meridi army Garrison in Western Equatoria, where they collected guns and ammunitions.

“… they attacked Meridi army garrison in Western Equatoria. The group overran the barracks leaving behind an estimated number of 20 soldiers dead and unknown number of wounded. The group collected guns and ammunitions.” the source alleges.

According to the leader of the group, “their motive is to launch a new revolutionary movement that is aimed at salvaging South Sudan from total collapse and disintegration because of the poor governance and failed leadership in the country”, he reiterates.

According to the insider, “the group strongly believes that the current crisis in South Sudan should be brought to speedy end but this can only be done when the tribal and dictatorial regime in Juba is removed from power.”

“However, it is rather unfortunate that the current protagonists in South Sudan conflict will in no way possible bring peace, reconcile and restore genuine peace in the country.” Said the insider.

The new defectors believe that IGAD will not restore normalcy in the country as the Bloc focuses on non-fundamental issues.

“The IGAD lead peace process is mainly focused on power sharing and reunification of the SPLM factions instead of tackling the fundamental issues that has brought war in the country.” the insider claims.

“It is therefore imperative that patriotic South Sudanese should stand up to bring permanent peace and restore dignity and unity of the people.” he added.

South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region have witnessed minor defections in the past. The latest defection is believed to have been inspired by Maj.Gen. Martin Terento Konyi, who was recently appointed to double as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Training and the Commander of Eastern Equatoria State for SPLM/SPLA [in Opposition].

The new defection emerged barely a day after the Governor of Central Equatoria, Clement Wani Konga, warned the sons and daughters of Equatoria to stay out of “Dinka-Nuer conflict”

Two days ago Governor Konga warns the Equatoria that “you have known that the two big tribes there are fighting among themselves and hatred have developed and it is difficult to attain peace.”

The CES governor strongly urged the people of Greater Equatoria to come together to help end the conflict through peaceful resolutions, saying:

“It is the only chance that for the people of Equatoria coming together so as to bring an end to this war between Dinka and Nuer.” He said.

“Who you are going to fight, are you going to fight with Dinka or Riek Machar? Equatorians should remain neutral so as to be able to bring peace. Equatorian should stand for peace,” Konga said.

Attempts to reach the two factional military spokesmen, on both sides of the conflict, have failed.

In other reports, fighting has resumed in violation of Ceasefire Agreement in Upper Nile State’s Maban and Nasir county, which reportedly threatens South Sudan’s oilfields in Northern Upper Nile.

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AGUMUT January 10, 2015 at 1:48 am

God news for new recruitment.They are 100 % jobless and no countriy in the world will be able to guarantee them Asylums because of back ground check.

Malek auger January 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

You guys are so ignorant, this is absolutely all lies, so now you fail to fight and the only thing left is lies.
Just wait and see in couples of days there will be no stupid rebels left in South Sudan and foolish leader of your will surrender soon.

chuol gtbel chigash January 10, 2015 at 4:53 am

Bravo mighty men for your strong decision,this decision of yours will send a clear message to & his god father M7plus their food lovers that Nuer will come to your government mass as the so calll Duol Duoth& the rest have done on sstv .they were promising an empty promise , they were 3,&4 now you are more then hundreds thank you b/c you the cause of your pple,you are most & warmly well in the mid of your brother with an open harms well done .

Pete Sudan Gach January 10, 2015 at 5:27 am

Are you talking about Manyang Juk, Kiir Mayardit, and Uganda President?
or what? I do not think that is a good idea to talk against your boss even-
though he kills over 270,000 Nuer women and children.
I am so sorry for the miss-calculation by Kiir Mayardit and the
Uganda President who kills late Dr. John Garang and try to Kills also
Dr. Riek Machar.
Even though they have successful kills Dr. John Garang,
I feel that they fail to kills Dr. Riek Machar. Wait and observes the way it work
This dry season’s for the winners. I wants you to understands that we
Had fought East African Countries in late 1991-1995 with help from the America
President Bill Clinton. Clinton was trying to helps late John Garang to capture Juba town
Thank you

Chief Defender January 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

Konga is stupid, infact credibly stupid. He is covering cowardice with nonviolent means of achieving peace.How can we achieve peace without struggling for it? If i ask him what made him walk like hyena, he can say it is because of war with oppressive Khartoum gov’t. He fought that war with convictions. What made him change that belief? MONEY! sincerely he was up to his own salvation. He was not genuine and hence lost his leg to serve as living memory. Sorry sir! you can cheat the guy on earth but God reveals everything.

Nikalongo January 10, 2015 at 6:28 am

Keep ur wars in your backyards. Warmongers who are tired of living in peace in Equatoria can move out to Bentui, Rumbek, Mayom or Akobo. Nuer and Dinka are many million strong and should be accorded the privilege to kill themselves to extinction. Idiots.

Kuong G. Both January 10, 2015 at 9:09 am

This are just a mail issues, Kiir very soon and his subordinates with leave the country for exile.

Kuong G. Both January 10, 2015 at 9:10 am

These are just a mail issues, Kiir very soon and his subordinates with leave the country for exile.

Gatluak south sudan January 10, 2015 at 10:41 am

Equatorians people sleep for a long period of time ,now they wake up to fight dictatorial regime of dinkas and joint democratic government in which every one must
have freedom of his own natural resources and development of the country

Lorans loual January 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Well I need peace but this war is not going to be end but the good way to fixed this problem is let spala roul the country will be better than spalm

burna boy January 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

equatorial oyeeeee we r going to clear Dinkas up to Uganda

AGUMUT January 11, 2015 at 12:16 am

Where is Dinka border and where is Equatoria border. Actually who is nearest to Uganda border, Bhar El Ghazal,Upper Nile or Equatoria?

Engineer: Sururu. January 12, 2015 at 12:19 am

OHHH MY GOD….time has come for hyenas (I POT), to cry, die, seek asylum and be used as slaves. u wll agree with bros. wen time comes as de indicators are leblelling

Engineer; SURURU.

AGUMUT January 11, 2015 at 1:24 am

@Burna Boy

Go back to school and study GEOGRAPHY if you could or practice if you want,it is the same.

Mawich Duoth Gatluak January 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Dinka will suffer

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