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President Kiir, Yau Yau discuss security situation in S. Sudan’s Boma area


April 30, 2020 (JUBA) - The former governor of the abolished Boma state David Yau Yau Thursday briefed President Salva Kiir about the security situation in the area which is now part of Jonglei state.

Greater Pibor Administrator and head of SSDM/A Cobra faction David Yauyau seen in Juba on May, 20, 2014 (AFP)The meeting comes days after allegations that Yau Yau rebelled again blaming Kiir for delaying the appointment of state governors and local governments.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the former Murle rebel said he briefed Kiir on the security situation in Boma after his two visits to the area, according to a statement issued by the South Sudanese presidency press service.

For his part, the Presidential Special Envoy to Boma Akot Lual Arech dismissed rumours about Yua Yau’s rebellion.

Yauyau rebelled in April 2010 when, as an independent candidate, lost his campaign to represent the Gumuruk–Boma constituency in Pibor County at the Jonglei State Assembly.

The leader of the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A) Cobra faction signed a peace deal with the government on 9 May 2014.

In January 2016, he joined the ruling SPLM under the leadership of President Kiir, as his military wing, the Cobra Faction, was integrated into South Sudan army, the SPLA, in accordance with the May 2014 peace agreement.


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  • 1 May 2020 06:45, by Mayendit

    The President Salva Kiir Mayardit failed to stop killings in Lake communities and how he will be able to stop conflict in between Murle people and Nuers Lou communities?. If the late Chairman Dr John Garang was alive perhaps, he would have stopped fighting in Lake communities, Abyei region and the young nation would have been viewed different ways. I think Salva Kiir will not solve Murle tribe and

    • 1 May 2020 18:58, by Langbaar

      The issue of Murles lawlessness and some of Agar communities is nothing short of sheer stupidity and ignorance. The whole of Muonyjieng or Dinka communities have forgone these nonsense of cattle raid long time ago. But there are some some low lives in Agar muonyjieng communities who think, living in 19 century-like-styles is a good idea.>>>

      • 1 May 2020 19:35, by Langbaar

        With the Murles, this lifestyle is what they know. They steal other people’s cattle and babies. And when their reckless lifestyles over others is later taken head-on. Then they will cry foul that they are simply being targeted by the government simply because they are Nuers or Equatorians.>>>

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