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LRA moving north - S. Sudan army official


By Manyang Mayom

September 17, 2009 (JUBA) – Southern Sudan Military Intelligence have
determined that the Lord’s Resistance Army leader is moving toward
Chad, according to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)
Spokesperson Major General Kuol Diem Kuol. He further affirmed that
the LRA has now become powerless.

LRA troops march towards an the assembly point in Owiny Ki Bul, 160km (100 miles) south of Juba, Sudan September 20, 2006 (Reuters)

Maj. Gen. Kuol announced this on Wednesday night, claiming that Joseph
Kony and his deputy are moving toward Darfur and that an attack is
expected in Western Bahr El Ghazal.

Over 80,000 people have fled from their homes in Western Equatoria and
Central Equatoria this year, according to a report released this month
by the World Health Organization. The LRA guerrillas are implicated
in a recent wave of massacres and killings in DRC, Sudan and CAR, with
upwards of 1,000 killed since December 2008.

Ugandan army forces are pursuing LRA in the Central African Republic,
according to recent media reports.

Kuol noted that particularly in Tumburia County of Western Equatoria
on September 11, 2009, SPLA military intelligence found fresh
footprints of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from Central African
Republic heading toward Raja County of Western Bahr-El-Ghazal state.
"According to the intelligence we have, LRA leader Joseph Kony and his
deputy Okot Ozimo, they are heading toward Darfur; some of his forces
will remain in DRC and some of the troops’ lives have become difficult
for Kony to operate in Southern Sudan."

He went on to insinuate that paramilitary forces aligned with the
Government of Sudan would orchestrate a military action or threat that
would allow Kony to escape: "For Mr. Kony to move away from South
Sudan, the National Congress Party (NCP) in Darfur are now threatening
our forces in the North of Raja County in such a places like Timza,
Karita, and Kitkit … – there is a big threat that Murahileen militias
are threatening our forces of SPLA and the objective of NCP behind
this threat is to let Joseph Kony with his deputy move freely to reach
Darfur and then to Chad without facing a military offensive."

"All our forces in Raja area… are now put on maximum alert," affirmed
Kuol. "I want to make use of your Sudan Tribune media to inform our
civilians not to be surprised by this notorious LRA attack," he


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  • 18 September 2009 07:32, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Ha ha sound funny when I heard you informing people not to panic about this notorious lRA, it ‘s because the attack didn’t reach your real heart or because you people, you don’t care about someone’s life only food and money is what you value . It true that a monkey addicted to jungle life has never contributed positively to the environment. This is the same to your dinkas government

    • 18 September 2009 09:59, by Garang Ayiik

      Yaa Yaa Look at LRA rebel, what are they hope in their life and what is their political mandate, it sound good when I had about LRA moving like a cloud in east Africa. and I want to tell Kony that you make sure in your life you will face the death penalty, for you have carry out the movement of robbery,raping, arson,murder and kidnaping and you continue with your people but remember to take your people back home don’t make them homeless take them home before you die as you will die soon. Thon

    • 18 September 2009 18:03, by Revenge Never End!

      Bad luck for LRA, Bahr-el-ghazalian will not allow LRA activities in their areas.

    • 18 September 2009 22:32, by Arochthon


      It is not too late for you to follow Mr.Kony with his team heading to where they get their support. If you remain in the south where shall you get your support since whole part of South Sudan is infested by Dinka as you called it.

      Well done SPLA be always on alert don’t allow even a single chance to let those monks cross to south Sudan again.


  • 18 September 2009 07:34, by Gatjang

    We don’t want LRA is the south for any reason. The NCP use them against us for long time. Now they are moving to Darfur because the SPLA have an attention on them since south-north had been put to rest for now. Darfur people have to be strong in that region.

    • 18 September 2009 18:12, by pata mike

      aha aha ha ha ha dont be deceivedc when it is said that the LRA are moving north it is actually moving south east and west. the LRA is actually the government of south sudan and yoweri museveni

    • 20 September 2009 11:54, by DHARCHEP

      Dear Mr Gatjang,

      I agree with you my dear. LRA have been disturbing our civilians a lot in Southern Sudan. So, if they moved, then it is fine indeed and I appreciate it so much. Second, as you said that the "NCP use them against us for long time", it is true. LRA have mutilated and carried indirect killing to our Southern Sudanese people in so many years.

      Thank you for your point of view.

      By Dharchep Miyar Dharchep.

  • 18 September 2009 07:45, by oshay

    I think South Sudan Military and Intelligence are two words that do no go toghether :) . Firstly how the hell can this fool say they’re powerless if South Sudan, Uganda and the DRC couldn’t beat them earlier in the year. Secondly why the hell would they move into terrain that is completely different to what they were fighting in for the last 20 years when military engagements will be much harder and they can be easily spotted unlike jungle terrain.

    This exactly proves why this SPLA could never make a single incursion into North Sudan during the civil war because they’re so,so dumb.

    • 18 September 2009 07:56, by Aarai Baka

      The Sudan gov is very dumb didn’t know it when JEM entered khartuom last year the nation capital,without until jem almost overrun saf in just an hour of operation, what a good tactic!! From the rebel to destroyed capital.

      • 18 September 2009 08:15, by oshay

        Yes the Sudanese government was extremely dumb when it let the JEM do that but when we look at the track record we all know you goofy dinka have stones for brains

        • 18 September 2009 08:16, by oshay

          And what do you mean it overran the SAF, all it killed were innocent police officers then the government had to deploy soldiers which destroyed the JEM.

          • 18 September 2009 08:23, by mathem jech amer


            You know what Dinkas did to your defence minister ’Sham sha Dein’

            • 18 September 2009 08:33, by oshay

              What happened to Garang? Oh yes that’s right he’s a pile of bones in a grave somewhere and Kiir stole everything he worked for, that’s a happier thought to me than anything else.

              • 18 September 2009 08:48, by mathem jech amer

                Garang death wasn’t dramatic, it was a plan before he was born, and well known by SPLA fighters. When He left Uganda, he knew he was going to die, please go to BBC and watch the video.

                Also God wants him to be remembered froever that’s why He doesn’t want to involve him in these series of corruption.

                So what’s happening down there in Khartoum? a lot of corruptions but u turn blind eye on them. During ICC arrest warrant, millions of dollars was issued to individuals to compaign around the world, whose money is that being used for personal security?

              • 18 September 2009 09:39, by Diro79

                Yeah Like your prophet Mohammed who was eaten by pigs

              • 18 September 2009 10:06, by Aduol Liet

                SPLA in Southern Sudan must deal with LRA of Uganda.

                Mr, Joseph Kony and his Idiot OKot must be capture or kill them because they have killed hundred of thounsands in Southern Sudanese innocents people. Mr, Joseph Kony is a friend of Dr, Riak Machar Teny and that why he gave him 10,000 dollars to Joseph Kony’s movement just to keep his friendship going while LRA are still killing people in Southern Sudan. I had never seen or hear a moevement leader that had left his Country not to fights for what he moved a way from his government, this Joseph Kony and his Okot have no reason for moving a way in her Country Uganda otherwise, they couldn’t attach Southern Sudanese Communities. I would like to tell all the SPLA Cdrs to let their SPLA bravers to returning some thousand of the SPLA Forces like they were before during the struggle so that they can deal with those Uganda Rebels and other armies Tribes in Southern Sudan.

                The SPLA Cdrs must not forget that, the LRA of Uganda still have relationship with SAF despite the South-North conflicts therefore, this is a political war clearly, this Omar Hassan al Bashir government is backing Uganda Rebels in order to make destruction in Southern Sudan and must be handle very effectiveness ways from those smarters intelligents of the SPLA Cdrs. Both Omar al Bashir government and the Uganda Rebels LRA are lossing for good and they try to undermind others human in these two Countries Uganda and Sudan. The SPLA Cdrs generals must also call for some thousands of youngs Southern Sudanese people to atten training, because there are too many enemies in Southern Sudan and it need to be clear in the Bushes around Southern Sudan land and must be done this program sooner than later. Many Southern Sudanese are very concerns about insecurity living with Southern Sudanese Communities so why the SPLA Cdrs don’t show their works in order to secures its Southern Sudanese citizens.? In addition to that, we have learn early that, the SPLM was been accused for corruption of mishandle the Southern Sudan fund instead those funds should be use to equiping the SPLA and others need care at most. If the SPLA still haven’t got fully equipment yet for five years in GOSS then, the blame will probably go to the SPLM and it will also prove their accusation as a true statement. Any way my message it goes to the SPLA Cdrs, I want them to let the SPLA return to their duties as it is and the SPLA Cdrs must need to calls additional thousands young training and they must be equip proper to clear those who made Southern Sudan to be their home Rebels.

                Aduol Liet.

                • 18 September 2009 10:38, by Aarai Baka

                  To Aduol Liet

                  brother, the artical was about LRA moving upward to north but not Dr Riak black. I dont see any reason against Riak in this publication but yea he did gives joseph Kony $ 20,000 to pursue peace with Ugandan government in peaceful matter, but failed due to Ugandan gov still attack LRA position in South were they were been put in case the UPDF would not attack them.IM not a LRA fans at all and I dont like to that face of Kony, I will kill him.dont judged me by saying that I might be a Nuer or against Dinka.IM NOT A traitor person who is looking for $$$$ from Raik Black. tried to make comment which will make some sense to the reader but not tribal hatred. peace up

                  Die Hard SPLM/A SUPPORTER.

                  • 19 September 2009 22:30, by Aduol Liet


                    It is good that you add 10,000 dollars. Try to read my comment again, I was making refer to Dr, Riak Machar Teny, he gave this money before peace talk held between Uganda government and its Rebels and this money was come out from his own pocket, how would you denying his friendship with this Nyagat Dr, Riak Machar Tney who had killed, rap a hundred of thousands of women and children in Dinka Bor Community.

              • 19 September 2009 01:29, by John Liai Diing

                Everyone missed an important point in the statement herein:

                ‘What happened to Garang?” That is a reactive question by this "cyber-terrorist and NIF Cyber-agent" called O Shit or O Shia.

                Is it a “confessional statement by a cyber-terrorist and NIF Cyber-agent of what took Garang`s live?”.

                Curious to give it a thoughtful moment when I read it but anyone may apply his or her own instinct and intuition to make sense of it.

                Oh, hold on a minute, Mr/s. O Shit or O Shia, your question makes sense but you will never achieve anything regardless of your ill-fated strategies.

                Mr/s. O Shit or O Shia, people of South Sudan are fed up and don’t expect any other temptations in dealing with you in the North, no matter whatever and wherever our destiny will take us, we will triumphantly march to freedom during the mid of a day, perhaps, before 2011.

                Let me simply state to you. You `re extremely wasting your time on this website; that is the only simple piece of advice I would give you.

                John Liai Diing

          • 18 September 2009 08:54, by Aarai Baka

            Woow!! Can someone helped me if I mistakely didn’t read it good to what oshay have said that JEM have killed innocent police officers than destroying Sudan airforce base n some jets fighter?. Back to garang case, Dr John wasn’t killed in battle field as it happened to shab sha dien. It was copter crash. Oshay, if it is man to man battlefield, saf was not be able to stand SPLA but with air support saf with be able to fight without winning rebel period. SPLA is not a Dinka movement but marginalized people like u too have no right in their own country.

            • 18 September 2009 10:11, by Ajuscommando

              It’s good for SPLA also to monitoring LRA movement from CAR to Northern part of Sudan and provide better protection to civilians in the areas they are passing now. We don’t want LRA leader to be present in South Sudan than to join his collages Omer Bashir since two of them are most wanted by ICC.
              For the case of anti-Dinkas, you have nothing to do with Dinkas than to bark on them because I told you last week, crowning of frog can not prevent animal from drinking water meaning your barking or stupid comments in website can not stop Dinkas from what they are doing in the South. My advice to Dinkas boys is that; don’t use an explosive device to kill flies which has site on your sweater than to use others simple thing to remove it out. Last, I really appreciate SPLA security for the good job and encourage them to continues monitoring situation in the borders they will cross to Dafur and I’m very sure JEM leader will take proper care on their useless operation against civilian.


        • 19 September 2009 05:51, by Manut Deng


          Stop lame accusation against Dinka as your brother Logic did always and be straight to tell us what you think here,not the nonsenses you are trying to tell us and don’t forget brother Dinka is the backbone of Southern Sudan and without Dinka there will be no Southern Sudan you are talking today.You were suppose to be dishwasher or toilet cleaner somewhere there in Khartoum or Juba,otherwise you will stay same but thank God Dinka brought you out to see light.

          Thank you

    • 18 September 2009 10:50, by Akol Liai Mager

      Politically, Eastern Sudan is counted as Northern Sudan. If so, then SPLA has liberated more than quarter percent and has just to move South-wards to 1956 North-South border as one of the CPA fulfilment.

      Major General Thomas Chirillo once raised New Sudan’s Flag over Kassala’s Administrative Headquarters and it could be in the NIF’ dictionary if not deleted as they did to the "Entry of Arabs to Sudan" now "Entry of people to Sudan between 11th to 16 Centuries" according to NIF history. This was the 2nd time for Kassal to fall into the hands of African Sudanese gallant forces after 1865 uprising and who knows the 3rd fall might be on the way. The reason I did not mention Kurmuk, Gissan and many strategic towns/cities in Southern Kordofan is that they were the bases where SPLA moves northwards.

      The existence of New Sudan is a victory to evrything including the modern and ancent history of New and Old Sudans. Racist Arab and Sectarian Oppressors in the north can delete history, but will not be able to delete that in New Sudan.

    • 18 September 2009 18:14, by pata mike

      an excellent message; you speak like a prophet

    • 19 September 2009 05:09, by samuel_kur@yahoo.ca

      I didn’t know about Oshay who use to confuse us, as he is really from south.

      I was wondering why this guy always comment like he is not one of the southern Sudan at all, i just knew him today that he was hiding among us like a southerner, but he is not he just want to divide between us.

      This guy is portending as he is from one of southern Sudan tribe, who doesn’t like Dinka tribe and that for the purpose to divide between south tribes to fight each others, but he is lying we won’t fight against each others again as they are predicting, as we knew him from today, let us be caution against each other,because there are damn stinky people like Oshay, as we realized his comment for south Sudan referendum bill about southerners who live in the North votes, he said if they vote against the unity they will be told to park their things to the hell south, he is very stupid spay to reveal him self.

      From now to further i won’t believe him as a southerner, instead of his quoting before that he is a southerner, i knew he was lying to us for the reason he was doing.

      Oshay, you are Oshieth, which means in shiluk Language a waste of human being, so you are a waste of of your mother and father.

  • 18 September 2009 10:12, by josh dougllas

    The time is rip to cleanse all these remnants of blood suckers from the place ’barricade’ and bury them. we people of Africa should have concerted effort to extinct these criminal thugs whose hands are tainted with blood of the innocent. We have to make them have no standing place, they are good for nothing cannibals.

    let them return when they come Sudan is not heaven for them to commit the crime.
    LRA is fighting for nothing and pursuing something that is the innocent blood to drink, flesh to eat.

    God may rest those persons lives with him who have been claimed by LRA!

    GOD Bless restive area of Africa and make peace reign!

  • 18 September 2009 14:42, by Mr Outspoken

    This message is to mr logic boy.

    You have got to stop attachking Dinka people all the time. First of all Dinka are not monkeys we don’t have that gene in our blood, you should try lion. Believed it or not Dinka people will protect their own and am not talking military wise, am talking civilians they will fight till the governmet comes in, they are not afraid of this thugs so call LRA. unlike what is going on in equatoria.cant even defend their own villages. Thats asham always depening on the government and then later talk shit about the government. honestlly i don’t even think they will attach Dinkas they know better. They will not reach Dar fur, it will be the end of LRA. LOL ...It funny when you call them (Nutorious LRA) ..If they are like you said they re why are they running to Dar fur..LOL ...Dont tell me they are tired of kidnaping, rapping weman and killing people. ha ha Ha get over yourself mr.

    • 18 September 2009 19:02, by pata mike

      you are a dead ghost

      • 19 September 2009 04:28, by Amokdu

        Some cowards, foolish and stupid people should stop throwing bad words to our great heroes. Dinkas are good humble brothers to other tribes, so their name should not be mise use here, because during the war Dinkas fought in grwat number more than any tribe in the South and those cowards who are fooling us here witb evil words arabs fucked their mother s and sisters in the past and they were unable to protect themselves.

        • 19 September 2009 08:54, by independent party

          That are stupid words which will not allow us south Sudan to make changes in our country instead of developing the new nation,we stil talking about tribal issues like Dinkas,Nuer,shulilk and so on.

          anti- tribalism

          • 20 September 2009 08:26, by Jok 011

            Mr Kuol, eliminate our women from the SPLA army forces because it is not a right time for women to be in the army caring gun yet untill after 2011.

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