Malongs call for Akol Koor and president Kiir to be indicted for using Catholic nuns as human shields to impede Rome based peace talks
A rebel group under the former Chief of General Staff of the SPLA, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, who are alleged to have been involved in the killing of civilians along the Nimule-Juba Highway, are calling on the international community to hold President Kiir and his Director of National Security, Gen. Akol Koor, accountable for using Christians as human shields, which constitutes a war crime.
In a statement extended to Thejubamirror news desk SSUF/A deputy spokesman explains that the government should be held accountable for using congregations as human shields.
“the office of the SSUF/A Deputy military spokesperson would like to inform the general public and international communities concern about this unfortunate incident which took the lives of Sister Mary Abud and Sister Regina Roba of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that occurred on the 16th August 2021 between Nesitu and Jebelian on the return of the Catholic Congregation who attended centenary celebration of the Loa Parish, Diocese of Torit.” Said Maj. Philip Deng Kuol Nguot, SSUF/A Deputy Military Spokesperson
“The celebration was attended by the president of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice President H.E James Wani Igga among other senior government dignitaries.” Philip continued.
According to SSUF/A Deputy spokesman, the security of the congregations was under the leadership of President Kiir and failure to protect them should be blamed on president Kiir.
“Prior to the celebration, heavy Government army forces predominately presidential Guards and other security organs were deployed along the roads and within the closest vicinity to the celebration Venue. The security of the congregation and that of senior Government officials was guaranteed given the full protection extended by the government forces.” Philip continued.
“This incident occurred at around 3:00pm; South Sudan Local time when the congregation and the presidential convoys were returning to Juba after the conclusion of a beautiful Christian celebration. At that time, there was still the presence of heavy deployment of security forces from the celebration Venue all the way to Nesitu, each convoy was accorded a full security escort.” He added.
The rebels do not believe that the civilians could have been easily targeted in the area where the incident happened because it is heavily protected by government forces.
“In addition, there’s a military Artillery base at Jebel Lemon a few meters away from the incident scene. What is mind-boggling is how could such dreadful incident happen in an area fully covered by government security forces? How did the assailants manage to infiltrate and lay such an ambush which singled out a vehicle carrying Catholic Nuns without being foiled?” Malong’s group claims.
“Given the above detailed security coverage, there were no indicators of an impending threat between Nesitu and Jebelian areas where the incident took place. It’s beyond any reasonable doubt that such a highly protected area could easily be penetrated by any holdout group other than the government’s forces themselves.” The further claimed.
According to SSUF/A, the incident must have been conducted through government directives to implicate South Sudan Opposition Movement Alliance(SSOMA) and to abort Rome peace initiative.
“It was a highly premeditated incident carried out most probably by insiders with an intention to evoke the masses emotionally as innocent Christians were killed and that would definitely implicate SSOMA peace process with the Government.” Malong’s group further explains.
The rebel group accused both Akol Koor and a junior officer who is identified as Justin Oyat.
“According to our reliable security sources, one officer from The National Security service active list by the name Justin Oyat who’s deployed at the HQs of Vice president James Wani Igga was instructed to carry out such a heinous crime that took the souls of two catholic Nuns.” They said.
“The rogue officer clearly acted on directives of belligerent National Security Service (NSS) Gen. Akol Koor Kuc was revealed by an internal source of intelligence. The immediate release of the suspects that were arrested in connection with the incident by the National Security services claiming that they were just charcoal venders who happened to be within the vicinity at the time of incident was a gimmick to bury any evidence.” Malong groups alleged.
The SSOMA sympathizers believe that the intention behind this targeted killing of the catholic nuns was to implicate the hold out groups –SSOMA and to portray their image to the international community as terrorists, and to also impede the progress of Rome Peace Talks.
“The recent outburst by the president threatening to pull out of the Rome peace talks is a clear indication that the Juba Regime is unwilling to implement any peace Agreement including the ongoing Rome peace talk. The killing was a ploy to blackmail SSOMA and to spoil the peace negotiations.” They added.
The South Sudan Unified Army/Movement calls on the international community and especially the community of Sant’egidio to investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators to book!
Salva Kiir, Riek Machar, and Parties to Mandate Extension Committed a Coup
The leader United People’s Democratic Party, Hon. Wol Deng Atak has accused the leaders of the SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO, SPLM-FDs and other parties who signed the extension of their mandate to govern South Sudan of a coup against the nation. Hon. Atak reasoned that the mandate to govern a country could only be given to a group by the citizens. No group of people have such power as to unilaterally grant themselves right to govern a country. Hon. Atak says that “if a group of people unilaterally awarded themselves a mandate to govern the country, it simply means they are staging a coup against the people’s will.” He called on the organised forces to prevent the coup from getting further. “In this case, the organised forces and the people of South Sudan have the constitutional duty to stop the coup makers in South Sudan. The SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO, SPLM-FDs, and their accomplices who purported to have the power to extend the mandate to govern the country must be stopped.”
The United People’s Democratic Party said, “such pretence to unilaterally renew or extend the mandate to govern South Sudan simply does not exist. A group of people cannot claim to have the mandate to govern a country without the people’s consent.”
He argues that the peace agreement reached in 2015 gave the SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO and other political parties the mandate to govern South Sudan to dispute what he terms a hostage situation; and with a view of resetting the political system to default. Hon Atak also argues that the agreement gave legitimacy since it was meant to reset and followed by general elections. But, “unfortunately, the incumbents (parties to the agreement) chose not to implement the provisions of the agreement and instead engaged in sabotaging its implementation, engaging in rampant corruption and proliferation of small arms into the hands of the civil population. As a result, violence spread across four corners of the country, with children, women and vulnerable people bearing the brunt of violence and human suffering. President Slava Kiir Mayardit and 1st Vice President, Dr Riek Machar, and their associates have resorted to accessing the mandate to govern South Sudan through the back door again”, he said.
The leader of the United People’s Democratic Party said, “I call on all South Sudanese, Regional friends and International Community to unequivocally take action to tell the coup makers they must leave power. And that any sham elections will not be accepted. President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr Riek Machar must leave the power immediately”.
On the 22nd of August 2022, signatories to the Revitalised Peace Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan announced in a press conference that they have resolved to extend their mandate to implement the peace agreement for two more years. However, Hon. Atak criticised them for taking such a decision. “The mandate (to govern) cannot be attained through a resolution of closed-door meetings”. Adding that, South Sudanese have a duty to defend the constitution of the Republic of South Sudan when it is under attack”.
Breaking_News!!TWO ARRESTED IN KONYOKONYO PROTEST OVER THE COST OF LIVING.
Security personnel in Juba have allegedly arrested two youth, who briefly staged a peaceful protest against high cost of living in the country.
The handful of protesters took to the street on Sunday afternoon, holding posters such as “We cannot manage water and sugar now! We cannot afford bread now! and Save our lives from hyperinflation.”
Others protested high transport fare and fuel price.
The young people were also demanding the unity government to address youth unemployment and insecurity.
According to some of the protesters, they were chased away by the security personal while protesting at Konyokonyo market.
“We organized the protest and when we were trying to move in Konyokonyo market, the policemen as well as the national security arrive and they caught two of our people,” said one of the protestors whose name Eye Radio withheld on safety ground.
He said the officers shot in the air to disperse them, adding that the whereabouts of the two young men is not known.
“One of the security organ who came and shot in the air and later on he caught my brother. So, we are urging the security organ whether national security or the Ministry of Interior who have apprehended them to release them.”
Efforts to get a comment from the South Sudan National Police Service were not immediately successful.
Source: Eye Radio 📻
South Sudan 11 Murder Suspects and killers of Mayom County Commissioner Arrested at border of Sudan with South Sudan.
Yesterday morning, a deserted SSPDF officer known as Gatluak Majok who killed Mayom commissioner went captured by Sudanse security along with three others in Fula, Sudan.
Renegade Maj_ Gen Stephen Buay on his Facebook account claims to be members of his arm movement. It’s in the same page he condemned government of Sudan act against his movement. An action which he describe to be against international human right. Stephen Buay claim that his loyal members who are under detention include 2Maj_generals and one brigadier General.
The group were drove off to Mayom County Headquarters. They are now put under costedy of County security services.
Wether culprits be handled in state or be flown to Juba is not yet known.
This group were suspected to be behind death of Mayom Commissioner and 11 others. The same people are also accused of recent two week government convoy ambush in the area which killed at least 20 other dead.
More are coming!
- Salva Kiir, Riek Machar, and Parties to Mandate Extension Committed a Coup August 8, 2022
- Breaking_News!!TWO ARRESTED IN KONYOKONYO PROTEST OVER THE COST OF LIVING. August 7, 2022
- South Sudan 11 Murder Suspects and killers of Mayom County Commissioner Arrested at border of Sudan with South Sudan. August 7, 2022
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