Press Release

Some Soldiers Who Deserted With Gen. Makal Returned Back To The GHQs

By Weirail Puok Baluang,


Unity State.

Soldiers from the South Sudan army (SPLA-IO) patrol the streets in the Upper Nile state capital, Malakal, in 2014 after dislodging government troops in the area (Photo: Charles Lomodong)
Soldiers from the South Sudan army (SPLA-IO) patrol the streets in the Upper Nile state capital, Malakal, in 2014 after dislodging government troops in the area (Photo: Charles Lomodong)

July 31, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Some of our comrades who were unknowingly driven away by the deserters last night reported themselves back after noticing that, the matter was a suicidal defection and wasn’t anymore a night patrolling as alleged by Gen. Makal.

Gen. Makal together with Lt. Col Gatnyoai(Taban’s uncle son) awakened some of their guards that they believed to be loyal to them, a total of 12 soldiers.

They assured them that the enemy in Bentiu is on the way to attack them in their ends, so let’s go out quietly for patrolling. The soldiers had to accept the order of the senior General and so they left. However, after a few hours walk, the soldiers discovered that they were heading to Panakuach while leaving the whole battalion behind.

This forced half of the guards to pull back and retreat. Gen. Makal ordered his loyal men, another six guards, not to confront the six that have pulled back otherwise they would all be dead.

Note, Gen. Michael doesn’t command any military organisation weather coy, platoon, battalion or brigade for him to go with. He is a M.O CDR for Northern Division under Maj. Gen. Turuk Khor, deputised by Maj. Gen. Tito Biel Wieh.

In the other hand, the security situation in Kuergeng and Niemni of Guit County inhabiting by the “Western Jikany_Nuer”, the subclan of Gen. Taban Deng Gai, is relatively calm after the defected Generals were dislodged in disarray toward Bentiu by the local Gojam who witnessed inhuman acts including boys castration, raping, mass looting of cows, mass burning of houses and etc. against them by Salva’s troops and Toroboro combined in 2014_15.

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H. E Petro Juoy Machar Juch, the State secretary for Health, the Guit County Commissioner, Maj. General Hoth Chuol and uncle Kot Thian plus Gatkiir Gojam are in control as I am writing this update.

Official Spokesman, Unity State

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William nyuon kiir July 31, 2016 at 11:36 am

Congrats for the comrades who realised n come back to HQ of U-State…longivity SPLM/IO VIVA VIVA…………

Goweng Torbaar July 31, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Good news! Let traitor Taban al Taban get mass rejection including his home. Shame on him

Milo Reos August 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Most people had feared the new first vice president may use the money to bribe the generals and soldiers who were desperately fighting for the last two years and a half without money. The rebels are fooling themselves how can they defect with few solders when the fluke in the IO with thousands specially Malakal


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