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SPLM-IO Taban accuses Sudanese security of abducting its members: official


President Kiir with the SPLM-IO Taban representatives in Khartoum on 26 June 2018 (ST photo)
July 6, 2018 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO led by First Vice President Taban Deng Gai accused the Sudanese security service of abducting three of its members in Khartoum during the visit of President Salva Kiir to Khartoum last week.

In a statement released in Juba Taban’s office spokesperson, Angel Machar said the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested three SPLM-IO Taban’s faction after a meeting held with President Kiir in Khartoum.

The Sudan National Security & Intelligence Services, NISS is harassing Nuer who are supporting H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit and FVP Gen. Taban Deng Gai. The following comrades were kidnapped because they met the president of the Republic of South Sudan in his last peace visit to Khartoum.

According to the statement, the three officials are Mustapha Kuma Muon, Mach Yak Dau, and Kiir Gatluak Lim.

"They were abducted by NISS agents in Khartoum and taken to unknown locations. Up to the time of this public notice, their whereabouts and safety remain unclear. We are concerned. We can’t say they are alive," said Machar.

Reached by Sudan Tribune, the spokesperson of the First Vice President said the three met with Kiir as the SPLM-IO Taban representative in Khartoum, indicating that their meeting was separate from that one the president had with the Nuer traditional leaders in the Sudanese capital.

Kiir met the Nuer community leaders in Khartoum on 26 June during his visit for a face-to-face meeting with the former First Vice President Riek Machar.

The Nuer delegation was led by Sultan Gatwich Deng Dak, Paramount Chief of Greater Akobo Lou Nuer, Sultant Whickier Khor Gier, Paramount Chief of Greater Nasir Jikany Nuer, Sultant Thomas Gatdor Kuol, Paramount Chief of Greater Bentiu Nuer, Sultan Majiek Gany Pathoat, Paramount Chief of Greater Fangak Nuer.

The meeting was attended by South Sudan oil minister Ezekiel Gatkouth and Tut Gatluak, Presidential Advisor for Security, both are Nuer.


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  • 7 July 2018 09:46, by Redeemer

    Breaking News:
    Sudan has been persuading the government of South Sudan for the last two days to accept a closedoor apology for the abduction of Nuer who met the President Salva in Khartoum by Dr. Riek Machar. Bashir promised to hand over the abductees privately and close the case but thinks are not working out yet

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    • 7 July 2018 09:58, by Redeemer

      President Salva use to tell the truth that it is not easy to work with Riek, though the finger has been pointed to Sudan, the fact is clear and known, it is the work of a Prophet Riek Machar. It is another bad beginning.
      According to our findings, Dr. Riek is persuading the abductees to announce that they defected to Riek camp but they need heavy cash for them to seal the deal

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      • 7 July 2018 13:19, by Malakal county Simon


        Blamed Taban, for starting that game!!

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        • 8 July 2018 01:25, by Mayendit

          Malakal County Simon and Eastern

          Remember one thing, gen Taban Deng Gai has already declaring and accepted re-unification of the SPLA/SPLM ruling Party while, your uncle Dr. Wangkel Riek Machar had refusal year ago therefore, should you guys still behave badly like 2016 thus, the vice president gen, Taban Deng Gai has the majority supports in both ruling Party and the SPLA Military front-line.

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  • 7 July 2018 15:40, by Eastern

    Taban the offspring of the Sudanese slave sold his rights in the SPLA-IO to Kiir for a morsel....Taban should stop whining and face the truth...!

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    • 7 July 2018 16:16, by Redeemer

      What about Lado Gore, Dhieu Mathok and the rest in fact too many left Riek. All the IO executives of 2013-2015 abandoned him except Mabior Nyandeng and Angelina his own wife, why the focus is on Taban? Is it because of VP position?

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      • 7 July 2018 16:38, by Eastern

        Redeemer or indeed a slave, Lado Gore, et al are licking their wounds SILENTLY but this son of a slave always wants to be a trouble causer. Today Dr. Machar is rubbing shoulders with presidents in Entebbe Uganda, who is this FACELESS Taban Deng...?

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        • 7 July 2018 17:58, by Redeemer

          In most cases you are the only one who pushes me to be abusive but I want to advice u that when u become a party to lies you become like Ezekiel Lol who got embarrassed when he described the economic as booming in South Sudan. The current spoke person was also given last warning to stop abusive reporting or get replaced. I am just saying this be4 you get embarrassed

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          • 7 July 2018 18:36, by Eastern


            The day I become like your Ezekial Lol, I will do two things: take a rope to hang myself or take my own mother and RAPE her and later DROWN her in river Nile...! Has the message sung...?

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          • 7 July 2018 19:48, by Games

            Taban Deng is an idiot that can easily fool like you Dinka did to him. Telling you the truth, Taban and his specific supporters are walking dead people in the Nuer community

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            • 8 July 2018 01:37, by Mayendit

              You will never know who will be walking dead in between your uncle Dr. Wangkel Riek Machar and the supporters of vice president gen, Taban Deng Gai. Should the Nuers pro Riek Machar hated Northern Liech people perhaps, the communities of Bahar el Ghazal regions will back them up by all mean. We will stand with all Northern Liech communities if Machar is coming with division against them.

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  • 8 July 2018 01:15, by Mayendit

    Absolutely, it is the plan of former vice president Riek Machar Teny to hunt down all pro gen, Taban Deng Gai and I am guessing if these people not released sooner perhaps, the pro gen, Taban Deng will respond quickly and one of those pro Riek Machar will pay price. Pro Riek don’t know that, the vice president Gai has became SPLM ruling Party, and they must not played that game on Taban Deng.

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