April 30, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — After the government troops captured Ayod from the opposition, sources from Ayod and Uror counties confirm that the next strategic target for the government troops is the neighboring Uror County.
Ayod was overran and burnt to ashes by the government troops on 27 April, however, a heavy fighting has been continuing in the area of Palith, in Ayod Town.
The newly appointed chief of staff, Gen. Malong Awan, has promised to capture Dr. Riek Machar and to do so Nuer areas of Lou, Gawaar and Jikany Nuer are the main targets.
The government of Salva Kiir, through his Jonglei administration appointed 5 new commissioners, on April 7, 2014, to the five counties of Fangak and Lou to support the sons of these areas who are still loyal to the government.
The newly instituted commissioner of Uror, Peter Mabor Bol, supported by the Foreign Affair Minister, Benjamin Marial and the Deputy Information Minister, Rachel Nyadak Paul who are backing the government troops to overrun Uror.
Marial congratulated the barely stationed commissioner for his new role saying that Bol, the supposedly new commissioner, was appointed at the time that the nation needs him to restore peace in the county. However, Bol and his colleagues have not reported to their destinations, fearing the local population of the areas they are appointed to lead.
Nyadak Paul, on the other hand, is running government campaigns, bribing and promising youth in the neighboring Kenya, to campaign against Dr. Riek Machar Teny and the white army in the county.
Although she was opposed by the majority in Kenya, Nyadak is reportedly seen moving with a few youth, whom she plans to send to the county and to Addis Ababa to represent the white army in the ongoing peace talk.
The youth from the area, however, have released reports affirming their commitments to defend the land from the government troops. The county was bombed by the Uganda planes, killing 17 civilians, mostly children and women at the end of February until March 3rd. The bombs have reportedly wounded several others, killed cattle and destroyed the infrastructure, not only in Uror but in other parts of Jonglei and Eqautoria regions.
“On February 26, they [UPDF & SPLA] bombed Pamai cattle camp and on the 2nd and 3rd of March, they bombed Wech-Kol Payam all in Uror County-Jonglei State killing women, children, elderly, and livestock using cluster bombs”, Gai said in the statement.
The two members of parliament, Dr. Marial and Nyadal Paul, representing Uror county in the national government have not so far condemned the merciless killing of their people.
Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam, the military governor of Jonglei state has visited Uror on behave of the opposition.
Gen. Duop, with the help of youth, mainly from Ayod, are currently containing the government troops from advancing to the neighboring counties.
Sources on the ground confirms that the allied forces are equipped with more than 7 tanks and heavy artillery. One tank was destroyed over the weekend and over 400 troops have been killed in the 8 days battles.
The newly appointed Chief of Staff, from Dinka Bahr el Ghazal, has assured the government of capturing Machar, the strong armed opposition leader in the country in 30 days.
Although the Juba government has never capture a rebel leader in the last 9 years, Gen. Malong believes that he will accomplish the mission in the remaining two weeks.
Dr. Riek Machar Teny is conducting diplomatic missions in Nasir and pledges to capture oilfields and even Juba, if the peace talk fails.