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Breaking News: Mass Arrests in Baar Military Barrack Amidst Defection To SPLM/A IO

South Sudanese troops (Photo: Peter Martell/IRIN)
South Sudanese troops (Photo: Peter Martell/IRIN)

Jan 8, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity State’s capital confirms that the SPLM/SPLA-Juba faction has launched a major crackdown on Nuer’s Leek sub-clan loyalists linked to the latest defection of their sons to SPLM/SPLA-IO in Unity State.

According to sources, verified by Nyamilpedia’s correspondents in Rubkona and Bentiu, government security forces are arresting Nuer politicians and militants, who are linked to the latest defection to rebels in the state.

“Security forces loyal to SPLA-Juba in Bentiu have kicked off a mass arrests across unity state against their Leek loyalist after Rubkona sons defected with a tank to SPLA/IO on 5th January.” a reliable source confirmed to Nyamilepedia.

The tank’s driver, who is identified as Wadar Bol Yoach Tut, from Rubkona County’s Ngop Payam defected the convoy and joined the SPLM/SPLA [in Opposition] on January 5, 2015 near Kilo 30 while on a government mission to recapture the Unity State’s oil fields from the opposition.

The defection is believed to have heightened suspicion among the Nuer and the Dinka loyalists, which led to their defeats while attempting to capture more territories in Unity State.

According to Brig.Gen. Lul Ruai Koang of SPLM/SPLA [in Opposition], the SPLA-Juba forces were defeated at various fronts in Guit and Rubkona county.

“All The Attackers on our 8 Defensive Positions in Rupkoni and Guit Counties in Unity State had been repulsed to Bentiu town. Details of enemies killed, or captured, weaponry and equipment captured or destroyed will be published once received from Front acommanders”

Lul believes that the allied loyal forces of Salva Kiir’s SPLA faction “…wanted to recapture oil fields from our forces,” however, the SPLA-IO forces pushed them back.

“They attacked our positions in Pan-Akwach and we drove then back” Lul said.

According to Col. Philip Aguer, the army spokesman for SPLA-Juba faction, the rebels shielded the SPLA’s position, however, Aguer provided no details on the current arrests of Leek’s politicians and soldiers.

Reliable sources confirms that the defector, Wdar Bol Yoach Tut et al, was assigned to drive a government minister in the state, after which he was transferred to tank unit guarding the acting Governor of Unity State, Dr. Joseph Nguen Mwenytuel.

On Jan 5th, Wadar and others in a convoy of 10 armored vehicles were tasked to capture the oil fields, however, he decided to defect and run to Luony Luony, an area controlled by the SPLA-IO forces, 2kms away from Bentiu town.

According to the residents, Bol Yoach was received by the commanding commander for SPLA in Opposition in the area.

“Upon his arrival, Bol Yoach was warmly received and welcomed by the field commanders Makal Kuol and Kerdol Thong.”

Security sources within Baar Military base in Rubkona have reported a mass crackdown on Leek loyalists. The source alleged that Appolo Mayang was scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, however, due to fear of arrest, Apollo rescheduled his departure from Juba to Bentiu.

The source further reiterates that Mayang may be arrested upon arrival.

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Editorial Team


AGUMUT January 9, 2015 at 6:58 am

It will take Decades for people of Nuer to settle in peace since nobody trust you.We will not make another mistake again because most of you are there for positions. People of South Sudan only support peace and non violence. Good lucky to SPLM -OI if you think you can overthrow government by force. It is now every good since there was less Cattle Raids last year.

Regan reagan January 9, 2015 at 9:45 am

we naath (nuer) don’t care either u truth us or not it is up to u (dinka ) simply u were the one who started the war think that we may life u alone enjoying ur live like that u were only the people that were been suffered during our struggle . neve happen my dear unless u apology us first then start a new era ..

Thon June 10, 2015 at 8:44 am

No apologies to nuer this time with an forgettable damage you cause to the nation in term of property and human lives even god will never forgiven again .if u were not compliance now to international community we finished this with bullet no matter how many lives it take people of southern sudan are ready to lost another 2.5 millions lives to make this nation better place for it citizens. Since the spla initial through referandom to indenpendent no single year without rebel from nuer people of southern sudan get sick of you so at this time doesn’t matter whether you sign peace or not you are not be treated thesame way thing will be different. You were been slaughtered by stupid riek since 1991 when he brought bashir to massacre nuer for oil for him to earn good salary from master bashir . What benefit nuer got from that. The answer 0. nuer communities never got benefit from any rebellion of their son started abdalah chuol through all rebel because they only cliam their position not nuer in general you guys are casted by god u don’t know u will never lead southern sudan

Shallbreak Gabriel January 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

Good job to 2 generals Wadar and Bol Yoach for defected from Salva Kiir and M7 regime to SPLA in opposition, this year 2015.

AGUMUT January 9, 2015 at 10:07 am

Your people going to suffer a lot of you said good.

AGUMUT January 9, 2015 at 11:38 am

You are in exile,time will tell when you begin to kill each others.It is now very clear that most illiterates Generals are now jobless.Be very careful about Uneducated Major Generals,it was John Garang and Riek Machar mistook when they gave such a High Ranks for non uneducated. Those people have the right to find another jobs when they leave the army,but they are now in LIMBO because of Riek and Garang self-seteem.. I am not educated myself,but i can fill in a form.

nyajuokjames420 January 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm

You guys, you do’t blame the Drs(Garang and Riek). they were educated people, they thought that those who fought during struggle time were fought for seek of South Sudanese people. They did not know that they fought for food lover and whisky drinker like general Saliva Kir and his allies.

Nyang Bationk January 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

You guys, you do’t blame the Drs(Garang and Riek). they were educated people, they thought that those who fought during struggle time were fought for seek of South Sudanese people. They did not know that they fought for food r and whisky like general Saliva Kir and his allies.

AGUMUT January 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm

They had done that in order to rule because those generals will not bother them simply because they are not educated,but in the same time,they were afraid of those of Kiir and likes.

Gatduel January 9, 2015 at 8:59 am

Good Good very Jobs General Wadar Bol Yoach Tut.
That is the way it should be and remembered no one should trust Dinka at all

Blessing nuer January 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

The so call Makuei Lueth ‘Monkey-Banana” who put himself to the line of fire must learn now know that SPLM-io is in very good capacity to cut your back born or tail “Uganda. We are the good fight, we give, but all Devil Kirr will be in exile sooner. Bring the Gun we wiil get them.

bgatwech January 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Thanks a lot leeh people who defected from visionless government of Kiir Mayardit. Leeh people are true Nuer and they are always stand with Nuer no matter what problem Nuer are going through. If Nuer are in the light, Leeh are with Nuer in the light, if Nuer are in darkness, Leeh are always in darkness together with Nuer. Thanks Leeh.

wuor luk khor January 10, 2015 at 3:39 am

Congratulation to G.KCG for your victory we know there will be many thing happening.

AGUMUT January 10, 2015 at 4:38 am

Although I am bloody Nuer, but most people on here are liars bloody Nuer.

Chief Defender January 10, 2015 at 6:06 am


It is not a matter of trust. We don’t need to be trusted either. Who need your trust by the way? Can we trust Kiir for killing innocent Nuer civilians in Juba? Can you trust a Nuer fighting his fellow Nuer,for the sake of keeping Kiir in power? Can we trust you when you hire UPDF to smother our civilians? sincerely not. Be logical dude!

wiyich January 10, 2015 at 2:45 pm

that is very good planing from wadar thank u for your great planing welldone thank you bro

Nhial Gatluak January 12, 2015 at 5:53 am

Well done brother Wadaar, this is how it should be for the people of Liech state

Nhial February 5, 2015 at 1:11 am

In fact, we the people south Sudanese are going come together one day. Our problems were not Naath $ Dinka in South Sudan. Our ungandan poor people who didn’t care about us in the south sudan that why they has been diving us into our counties.


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