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NAS fighters kill six bodyguards of South Sudan Vice President Wani


August 20, 2020 (JUBA) - Six bodyguards of South Sudanese Vice President James Wani were killed by the National Salvation Front (NAS) in Central Equatoria State on Wednesday 19 August.

A SPLA soldier stands in front of a vehicle in Juba on December 20, 2013. (Photo Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)A small group of NAS fighters ambushed a reconnaissance Toyota Land Crusher Pick-up belonging to the bodyguards of the Vice President James Wani lgga at Kuse Pager, Luwala Barna, Lobonok County, said NAS Spokesman in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

"(6) bodyguards of VP were killed in action and several others wounded," further said Suba Samuel Manase.

Manase added they captured several machineguns different quantities of ammunition in good conditions. Also, they burned a Pick-up vehicle.

The groups reiterated its commitment to the cessions of hostilities agreement signed on 21st December 2017 in Addis Ababa, and to the Rome Declaration signed on 20th January 2020 in Rome but stressed it reserves the right to self-defence.

The increased number of attacks in the Equatoria by the government and holdout rebel group is one of the serious challenges threatening the cessation of hostilities in the country.

The revitalized transitional government was supposed to resume talks in March with the SOMMA, an alliance of holdout groups, under the mediation of Sant’Egdio religious community in Roma, Italy.

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic delayed the peace process.


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  • 21 August 2020 06:41, by Mayendit

    Dr. James Wani Igga is not a war leader since he was assigned in Central Equatoria during the SPLA struggle. He is a good man but not a good leader because he is the man of yes. I don’t get it why he is not able to convince his Bari tribe. Instead of staying as a vice president perhaps, he must resign because he is not capable leader. The Chief of staff general Johnson Juma must be removed.

    • 21 August 2020 11:53, by The Rhino


      Speaking of incapable leaders, why don’t you first start with your illiterate worthless leader Kiir,then followed by his tribesmen gorillas in suits.All of them are good for nothing.They are totally incompetent, lazy and extremely foolish.They know only these..to rap,murder,loot and steal. Dinka and Nuer so called leaders destroyed South Sudan,period!

  • 21 August 2020 06:49, by Mayendit

    I think the President Salva Kiir Mayardit made wrong appointment of general Johnson Juma, because I had been in Equatoria during the SPLA struggle and I haven’t known him. I would recommended to the President Salva Kiir Mayardit to remove him because there are some challenges which he was not able to achieve. Johnson Juma Okot must be removed and replaced with Dinka general or Nuer general to do t

    • 21 August 2020 08:38, by Nueri Dial

      Kiirimnal Mayardit can not do anything to remove Johnson Juma, it is a choice of Angelina Teny.

    • 21 August 2020 09:19, by jubaone

      Gabriel Riak was a jienge and couldn’t do anything, a nyagat Chief of staff cant do anything. One thing is sure, the war must be brought to Juba and all foreign settlers, vagabonds, freebooters, beggars, lazy trolls and cockroaches smoked out of Equatoria. Get out of Equatoria now, cuz then it will be too late. Eye4eye, tooth4tooth.

    • 21 August 2020 10:27, by Landlord

      Mayendit, you are just stupid and nothing. Tell me what dinka general has done differently than smuggling guns to cattle camps for raiding like Tonj situation. Fuck you and fuck you again. The whole mess in S.Sudan is because you and yet saying ngot ngot dinka or Nuer can do the shit. what have you done????

    • 21 August 2020 10:30, by Landlord

      Mayendit, you are just stupid and nothing. Tell me what dinka general has done differently than smuggling guns to cattle camps for raiding like Tonj situation. Fuck you and fuck you again. The whole mess in S.Sudan is because of you and yet saying ngot ngot dinka or Nuer can do the shit. what have you done????

      • 21 August 2020 11:43, by The Rhino


        That’s right,Equatoria for Equatorians!The day will come,where the whole world will witness savages running away from Juba while pissing.Juba is our Holy land and so shall it remain.Jienge rapists,murderers,looters,thieves and worthless nyagats morons desecrated and defiled our homelands.Time to smoke them out, full stop!!!

        • 21 August 2020 13:04, by Nueri Dial

          jubaone,The Rhino and Landlord,
          I though you guys don’t support Juba (Dinka) government but now it is clear behond doubt that you are just food lover (Nyamnyam).

          • 22 August 2020 16:24, by The Rhino

            Nueri Dial,

            Nyagat losers are well known for their weaknesses in running after free food, enjoying easy hotel lifestyles and free farting,not intelligent Equatorians who diligently cultivate and feed themselves with their own food.Everybody knows this, that you can buy a Nuer for food, even if it means selling out an entire Nuer village for cheap food Nuer can’t resist the offer, pathetic!Ask....

            • 22 August 2020 16:29, by The Rhino

              Nueri Dial,

              ..your power hungry Riak Machar,nus jallaba Taban Deng Gai,Lul Ruai Kuang and many other Nuer bush Generals now squatting in Juba,they’ll confirm to you without hesitations that, yes food is good.This thing called food has a higher ranking position in Nuer culture than Nuer’s life itself.So,shut up!

  • 21 August 2020 08:01, by Kenyang ll

    I met Wani Igga in 1996 in Narus few days after Nyuon Bany surrendered to Pieng Deng. Small but great man, humble and full humor. He has no hand in ongoing Kiir & Riek mess. NAS road terrorists need to organize themselves and join peace.

    • 21 August 2020 18:34, by jubaone

      Kenyang II
      Just go to your luak and develop it instead of barking like some street dog in Uganda or Kenya. NAS is simply defending itself from jienge cowards who were on their way to loot defenceless civilians. NAS can strike deep in Juba today if it wants cuz all are busy looting not fighting.

      • 22 August 2020 16:51, by The Rhino


        True,Dinka and Nuer misfits have been looting the country since 2005.Billions of dollars we’re wasted for nothing.Some of these bastards were even apprehended at International airports with millions and chunks of stolen US dollars in their luggages.These were mostly fake bush Generals,illiterate business idiots,village criminals,etc who were sniffled while diverting the loots.Both.......

        • 22 August 2020 17:06, by The Rhino


          ..Dinka and Nuer are benefiting heavily through present chaos & status quo they’ve created, while other tribes suffer.That big money could have been invested in infrastructures,and I mean good roads, hospitals,schools,human resources and economy of the country.But no,all wasted and went through the window.Dinka and Nuer are stumbling blocks to us Equatorians,this is clean and clear.We...

          • 22 August 2020 17:12, by The Rhino


            ..must uncompromisingly squash them all out off our way.Anybody doing business with them is already lost.These are facts!Therefore all imposters looting Equatoria now will pay double price then, no games here.Equatoria for Equatorians,full stop!

            • 22 August 2020 21:04, by jubaone

              The whole international community and well-wishers have given up on this jienge-nyagat trash regime. They can’t openly say it, but wont give any development aid except humanitarian. Lazy jienges have had peace since 2005, over $16b swindled, over 6m people living on food aid, entire health system under WHO and these giant gorillas can only steal and kill. Wasakanin.

      • 23 August 2020 00:34, by Kenyang ll

        Stop promoting violence while hiding. Vice President Wani guards were not attacking anyone or going to loot anything. No, NAS thugs have no ability other then terrorizing innocent citizens on the roads. At appropriate, Thomas Cirillo and cowards like yourself will be hunted in Canada... anywhere.

        • 23 August 2020 06:59, by jubaone

          You jienge loser and vagrant. You haven’t visited your luak in over 20 yrs and I’m not sure if you have any food to eat, house to squat in at all. How then can you even hunt me down? Go feed your homeless parents first then think of me or Equatorians. Go kill yourselves in your luaks cuz your lives are worthless like flies.

  • 21 August 2020 08:37, by Nueri Dial

    James Wani is wrong to go into that terrorist areas. Gun does not needs comedian like you

  • 21 August 2020 20:23, by 1940s

    Good news, those insects they only understand 🔫 language. That what Spla io should do

  • 22 August 2020 05:03, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Sad news indeed but South Sudan need really to have completed signed peace with other who are holding up their involved to the peace agreement.
    Brothers God bless you!

  • 22 August 2020 05:07, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Let the NAS, must know that’s rebellion might become to an end. Thomas Chirilo must come to enjoy Revitalization of peace agreement in our country

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