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SPLA-IO calls for calm after tensions with SSPDF in South Sudan’s Wau

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July 20, 2020 (JUBA) - The SPLA-IO on Monday called for calm and restrain after tensions in Wau between its troops and the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF), stressing it was the result of a misunderstanding between soldiers on the ground.

Lam Paul GabrielOn 18 July SSPDF soldiers arrested an SPLA-IO convoy in Nyabor heading to Wadho Alel to prepare to receive the Governor of Western Bar El Gazal State.

The SSPDF force under the command of Lt. Gen. Riin Tueny disarmed and arrested the SPLA-IO troops and their commander Brig. Gabriel Bol Wek.

The move triggered tensions on the ground putting the ceasefire at risk as the SPLA-IO forces in the area blocked the Wau Tonj road and arrested SSPDF soldiers on the ground.

However, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson minimized the incident and called on their forces to release SSPDF soldiers but rejected the arrest of their troops in the SPLA-IO controlled area.

"The SPLA-IO respects the decision of the SSPDF to disarm civilians in their areas of control but not the SPLA-IO forces or civilians in areas controlled by the SPLA-IO," Gabriel said.

He further called for calm stressing that as this incident is a result of "misunderstanding by soldiers on the ground" and is being handled by the leadership of both sides in Juba.

He further called for the release of Brig. Bol Wek with all his soldiers and all their guns and to allow them to return to their base.

"The SPLA-IO calls upon RJMEC, JDB and CTSAMVM to investigate this violation and bring those responsible to book," he further said.

The South Sudanese peace parties have failed to implement the security arrangements and engage a process to reunify the security forces, some explain it by the lack of money and others by the lack of political will.

The IGAD, the African Union and the UN Security Council in vain urged the South Sudanese leaders to expedite implementation of the security arrangements which is the core of the 2018 peace agreement.

Last week, the IGAD heads of state and government gave the government one month (until 13 August) to settle the outstanding pre-transitional tasks before to intervene directly to find a solution to it.

Otherwise, "the IGAD Chair will intervene to directly engage with Parties with a view to assist in concluding the pending matters".

(ST)

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  • 21 July 08:08, by Nueri Dial

    There is no mis8understanding here since general is involved! Their intention was to disrupt the welcoming of New governor.

  • 21 July 08:14, by Jebel Dinka

    "The SPLA-IO respects the decision of the SSPDF to disarm civilians in their areas of control but not the SPLA-IO forces or civilians in areas controlled by the SPLA-IO," Gabriel said. With guns in civilian hands, the peaceful South Sudan will prosper. lunatic IOs, that is why I can never be part of your hippocratic party.

  • 21 July 08:52, by Nueri Dial

    Jebel Jaang/Slave,
    If you think it is the right time to disarm civilian and army in uniform is ready to protect his citizen, then go ahead and disarm your people in your territory. why to do you want to trace path? I’m not sure SSDF is really disarming people in Waraf, instead it is politically motivated according to news I’m getting on ground.

    • 21 July 10:18, by South South

      Nueri Dial,

      Mr. second man. Please come back to Juba. Everything is all right and you will get second poistion in my office. You are my cousin. I will help you to get second position. Of course first position is already in my hand. Woh, Woh, GARAMA

      • 21 July 10:28, by Nueri Dial

        South South
        I’m in Juba watching you closely on what you people are doing. Your time is up!

        • 21 July 12:31, by South South

          Nueri Dial,
          You can share Juba with me unless we talk it over before you come to Juba, ok. This is not a game, this is a real things. you need to let me know when you decide to come down to Juba, ok? Your second position is well secured for you, no worries.

    • 21 July 10:28, by Jebel Dinka

      @ Nueri. And that is why SPLM/IO can never be a viable political party. To South Sudanese intellects, SPLM/IO remain a Nuer militia group. You fear if you are disarmed you won’t have the ability to rob people again hahahaha. militia Sakit

      • 21 July 10:35, by Nueri Dial

        Jebel Dinka
        No Militia can disarm other Militia. If you are not ready for peace agreement. Just tell me so that we can return to our normal dancing. This will be in Bhargezhal this time. You did it in 2016 which return the country to war. Please respect this peace agreement. The war is not Nuer Vs Dinka instead it is Nuer Vs 64 tribes plus half of Nuer.

        • 21 July 13:38, by Jebel Dinka

          @ Nueri. Your shallow brain sees every one carrying arms as militia primitive thinking come back to 21st century idiot. SSPDF is a composite of 64 tribes including your tribe meaning, Nuer vs SSPDF (64 tribe). Your SPLA/IO has Lou Nuer, Gaijak, Adok, Bul, Gaiwuor plus few Shollo under Olony. A complete militia. You call war a normal dance! Stone age cunt never believed in nonviolence.

          • 21 July 14:04, by Nueri Dial

            Jebel Dinka,
            Even SPLO-IO include all the 64 tribe but i’m not looking for composition of tribe, i’m looking for a well trained national army. Where are Mathiang Anyor of Aweil, Dutkubeny of Waraf, Youth Army of Agar and Abuchiok of Padang? Kiirimnal recruit them as SSDF and we all know that they are Militia. They can not be consider as national army b/se of your being in Power.

  • 21 July 09:14, by Mayendit

    I said many times that, the peace agreement which involved Riek Machar Teny is a joke and I will say again, the current peace agreement was imposed on Juba’s government so that, the SPLA I0 will reorganize from hiding Locations when they were defeated so badly. Riek Machar Teny had done Plans A. B.c. and he is on Plan D. Awan Chan guy can’t even make his own analysis on why Riek Machar’s forces ar

    • 21 July 10:31, by Nueri Dial

      Mayendit,
      I know you hate Dr.Riek simply b/se of his tribe. How come you put blame on SPLA-IO mean while they didn’t attack anyone? Your Jieng Council of Evil (JCE) is full of bulk of idiots. Kiirimnal Myardit is not working a lone.

      • 21 July 11:06, by Mayendit

        Nueri Dial
        There is no question about that. I don’t like him because he’ had done a lot of bad things during the SPLA and SPLM time and he is continuing doing the worse over and over again. I think there are more than a million people dies in South Sudan because of Riek Machar Teny’s rebellion. I hated him not because of being Nuer by tribe but because of his bad behavior. I also don’t like the c

    • 21 July 10:32, by Nueri Dial

      Mayendit,
      I know you hate Dr.Riek simply b/se of his tribe. How come you put blame on SPLA-IO mean while they didn’t attack anyone? Your Jieng Council of Evil (JCE) is full of bulk of idiots. Kiirimnal Myardit is not working a lone.

      • 21 July 11:17, by Mayendit

        Nueri Dial
        To be honest with you, if Riek Machar Teny became a President of South Sudan perhaps, the real genocide will take place. Riek Machar has nothing in his mind than seeking poor leadership which he always failed. Riek Machar is very nepotism man, he is also a tribalism and favoritism. Look how he nominate his Son in law and his wife and the mother of his Son in law. Will this man lead Sou

        • 21 July 11:49, by Nueri Dial

          Mayendit,
          You were saying that those who were in SPLA libation are now excluded and Kiirimnal Mayardit is using NCP former members which was true but now you are claiming that if Dr.Riek become a president,there will be a genocide. Genocide From who? We all knew that Dinka are food lovers and can never rebel. Dinka made many threat and non come into existence. M7, Queen Malong,and JCE and all fail

          • 21 July 12:42, by Mayendit

            Nueri Dial
            Please keep singing about Dinka. Your uncle Riek Machar did surrounded to Omar al Bashir and fought side by side by hoping the Southern Sudan will hand over to him. He signed oil production and signed faked Khartoum peace agreement then, he cut and run back to Dr.John Garang. Without Dinka tribe in South Sudan, the independence would not happen. Shameful to you all Traitors and collabo

            • 21 July 13:35, by Mayendit

              I mean surrender to Omar al Bashir.

            • 21 July 14:09, by Nueri Dial

              Mayendit,
              1997 Khartoum peace agreement is better then what Kiirimnal did to South Sudan by inviting foreigners to kill his citizen. This is the worst event ever happen in human history. You are aware that Dinka still in power through help from other countries. We proud of ourselves fighting three country with all their military support for 5 years. I will be the first to put this into history.

              • 22 July 00:34, by Khent

                Nueri Dial

                Is lying part of Nuer culture? You’ve already been told that Uganda was the only Country that sent a small contingent (3 Battalions) at the heels of 70-75% of the Army defecting to the rebellion. This gave Paul Malong enough time to mobilize Dinka militiamen to take over Greater Upper Nile.

                • 22 July 00:41, by Khent

                  Riek "invited" the Arabs to take over the oilfields; the Arabs then purchase billions of dollars in artillery, fighter jets, bombers, helicopter gunships, tanks and AFVs and unleashed them on the Dinka for 14 years. Khartoum fought us with 100 Battalions and used tens of thousands of Nuer militiamen as slave soldiers.

                  • 22 July 00:49, by Khent

                    ..Hundreds of thousands of Dinka died because of your alliance (slavery) with the Arabs, so spare us your laughable boasts. The Nuer have an inflated view of themsleves and of their value. How on earth is what happened to your people the "worst event in human history"?

                    • 22 July 02:18, by Khent

                      The Nuer constantly propagate the lie that in addition to Uganda’s small contingent - Egypt, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya were also involved against them. Some of them even contend that the Americans were involved. I expect to hear that aliens were also involved against the "mighty" Nuer. The same "mighty" Nuer that lost in the 90s without any of these lies and excuses.

          • 22 July 02:56, by Khent

            Nueri Dial

            Dinka can never rebel? Who was it that fought against your masters for 14 years (without you) after you accepted slavery? How is it that traitors and slaves can speak in this manner? You ran to your Arab masters and you failed to defeat the Dinka in the 90s — despite the huge advantages your alliance (slavery) with the Arabs gave you.

  • 21 July 09:15, by Mayendit

    I said many times that, the peace agreement which involved Riek Machar Teny is a joke and I will say again, the current peace agreement was imposed on Juba’s government so that, the SPLA I0 will reorganize from hiding Locations when they were defeated so badly. Riek Machar Teny had done Plans A. B.c. and he is on Plan D. Awan Chan guy can’t even make his own analysis on why Riek Machar’s forces ar

  • 21 July 09:25, by Mayendit

    The SPLA I0 forces have blocking two Roads, the main road to Tonj North Counties and other main roads to Tonj South Counties. Traders and innocent civilians have been looted and killed by SPLA I0 forces. The leadership of Salva Kiir Mayardit have brought a shamful and even the Eastern African are seemingly to look us down because of poorly leadership in South Sudan.

  • 21 July 09:40, by Mayendit

    There is an English proven saying, if the President of the country is stupid then, the people look stupid and the whole nation looks stupid too. President Kiir came to power by chance but not by the people choice. Many politicians in Bhar El Ghazal Regions were not comfortable with Kiir to replace late Chairman Dr.John Garang. Bona Malual told Kiir Mayardit that, the new nation need an educated po

  • 21 July 09:54, by Mayendit

    South South.
    I am not going to stop talking about the weaknesses of South Sudanese President, because the country is moving wrong direction at the wrong time and in the wrong place. The politicians which supported violence are puts in jailed and let the judges do their job unfortunately, the President Salva Kiir Mayardit is confusing himself. You got forces of Riek regrouping from Upper Nile and

    • 21 July 10:15, by South South

      Mayendit,

      If what you are doing with Kiir is pointing out his weakness, then you are very right to crisis him as the best way to help him correct his mistakes. You are totally entitle to that, no problem Benydit.

  • 21 July 11:35, by Mayendit

    South South.
    We have been supporting President Salva Kiir Mayardit since he took office after the death of our late Chairman Dr.John Garang and guse what, the killing is continued, the leadership style is bad, the foreign policy is bad, the rebels are rewarding, he can say one today and tomorrow he will change his mind.I thought Riek Machar would be jailed in 2016.

    • 21 July 11:59, by Malakal county Simon

      Look like the SSDF are the to be blames!! This is a total anti-peace and their commander in charged during that incident, must be summons and questions why did that’s happened....

      • 21 July 12:28, by South South

        Malakal County Simon,
        Who will summons SSPDF general in South Sudan? IO? No, maybe God, but no one on face of earth can come close to our general. He is doing the right to disarm militians.

        • 22 July 15:32, by 1940s

          Greedy Dinka, and their ego this country will never move forward.



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