South Sudan governor denies rebel captured Maiwut town Article Comments (23)
email Email print Print pdfSave separation increase decrease separation separation Rebels protect civilians from the Nuer ethnic group (not seen) walking through flooded areas to reach a camp in UNMISS base in Bentiu, Sept. 20, 2014 (Photo AP/Matthew Abbott) August 8, 2017 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese governor of Maiwut state denied on Tuesday that rebel fighters allied to the exiled former First Vice President Riek Machar have gained control of Maiwut town, the administrative headquarters of Maiwut state. Governor Bol Ruach told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that he was now in Pagak town, the former rebel headquarters located at South Sudan-Ethiopia border to seal it off for rebel activities and to deploy custom officers and immigration officials to resume movement of goods and services between the two countries. “That is not true. The rebels have not captured Maiwut, instead, I am speaking to you now in Pagak, which as you know was their headquarters but our forces took it from them on Sunday and I came here to talk to the people, especially the civil population,” said governor Ruach when reached on Tuesday. The governor was reacting to several reports from government officials claiming Maiwut town came under attack by the fighters allied to Machar on Monday afternoon, leading to a brief takeover. “There is a funny thing here. The government forces captured Pagak the HQ of Riek Machar which was a good news indeed but they made a big mistake, they left Maiwut town when they were going to Pagak and Maiwut was seized by Riek Machar militia,” a top state official told Sudan Tribune on Monday. State Parliament Speaker Choul Dep Kiir did not deny or confirm the state headquarters was overrun by the rebels. Instead, he said government forces have gone to Pagak to close down the border with Ethiopia. He did not deny or confirm the recapture of the town by the rebels. Another official said rebels briefly took control of the town on Monday afternoon before later withdrawing to the outskirts. The military spokesman of the faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) loyal to the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai denied the rebel had gained access to the town. “This is not true. We are still maintaining our defensive lines both in Maiwut and Pagak,” said Dickson Gatluak Jock when reached for comments regarding the development on Tuesday. (ST) Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect. - No inciting violence - No inappropriate or offensive language - No racism, tribalism or sectarianism - No inappropriate or derogatory remarks - No deviation from the topic of the article - No advertising, spamming or links - No incomprehensible comments Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site. There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comm...@sudantribune.com Kind regards, The Sudan Tribune editorial team. 8 August 21:48, by jubaone Now this war is turning into a purely Nuer intra-fratricide war. The cowardly jienges have successfully outsourced this war and the stupid nyagateen can brutally kill themselves. Sure, the jienges are simply waiting to do the final finishing where they stopped in 2013 in Juba. Can Nuers ever learn? repondre message 8 August 22:30, by South South jubaone, Please stop this useless language. You don’t know anything about war. Why did you run away from South Sudan? repondre message 8 August 22:51, by Newsudan there are two misleading websites of Riek io rebels: Nyamile and South Sudan News agency, what they usually posted is merely nonsense and propaganda,pathetic repondre message 8 August 23:04, by jubaone South South, Hopeless jienge, war and battles are not a tribal monopoly and jienges can’t brag to be real fighters. When our Equatorian Corps started the struggles in Torit in Aug 1955, you were running naked after your cows and completely ignorant of any independence struggles. Let us see how far you get on this time, ya wisik jienge Abyei. repondre message 8 August 23:44, by South South jubaone, That why I love your stupidity very much, you are against tribalism war and at the same time you love your Equatorian Corps, stupid. When war started in 1955 Dinka never questioned their brothers from Equatotria who started it. Dinka never formed militia to fight along side with Arabs, never happened and history is there to tell us. Instead, Dinka joined Anya-Nya one in big numbers. repondre message 9 August 00:02, by Kush Natives Jubaone, You’re completely an ignorant animal! If Jieeng were running naked in 1955, who were the commanding officers in Anya-nya I & II? Check with Joseph Lako, he will exactly feed you with the useful information. Being naked doesn’t prevent you from fighting. Have you ever gone to the Murlei land? They’re still naked as we’re speaking and they fight well. repondre message 9 August 02:30, by Khent jubaone The Dinka have been at war with the Arabs since the 13th Century. The Dinka fought the Arabs and even conquered territory from them. The lands we currently have in what was Upper Nile State were taken from the Arab subjects of the Funj. We’ve been having wars with Arabs long before you people were aware of their existence. repondre message 8 August 23:47, by john akeen Jubaone so now you’re talking shit about Nuer and calling them stupid, okay, you know Nuer of Riek Machar are coming after you and Thomas Cirillo right, don’t talk shit about Riek Machar’s Nuer, is better for you to talk about Jienges because they’re nice people and they don’t have any problem with anybody that’s hot them, but if you fuck with Riek Nuer that mean you don’t want to be alive repondre message 9 August 00:03, by john akeen anyways, let me ask you same, what is your problem with Dinka? and please answer my question wisely and you might need to tell some little story that make you hot Dinka. Thank you repondre message 9 August 00:11, by Kush Natives john akeen, This female called herself Jubaone is completely going under excessive force or order. He has nothing left with him, because he was depending on Riek Machar’s terrorists organizations. Now, Riek is officially dismantled, that’s why you see Jubaone running around naked like a confused donkey. FYI, we’re now going to clean up an Equatorian jungles in few days. repondre message 9 August 01:08, by pabaak I told you several times that leave this guy called JubaOne alone either is under influence or is ruining out of mind you shouldn’t waste time responsing to his inputs he is already has mind lockup against jiengs or Dinka he is out of context or he doesn’t know what he is doing. repondre message 9 August 02:56, by Khent The Dinka lost over a million people fighting the Arabs, when Khartoum was arming and supporting the Equatorian Defence Force in addition to dozens of other armed groups in Equatoria. The Nuer were even worse — they were Khartoum’s favorite little play things - easily fooled and manipulated... repondre message 9 August 00:19, by pabaak The IOS writers are making propaganda over internet by lie after like war has never become a real. They think they only knew to fight nobody else. And this beginning of lasting ending of another era the Riek Machar quest for power and will mark another era of peace and stability in the Country. And should be lesson to those still hiding in bushes of S .Sudan 3ither surrender in to government repondre message 9 August 00:39, by pabaak Or faced the consequences of it. Those small pockets should be clear out soon so no more criminals should be hiding in bushes in name fighting regime in Juba and the next thing on line is general disarmament to collect unauthorized guns from hand civilians for and lastly go for elections. we need our Army to rest because they have been at wars for many years. They have exhausted in wars. repondre message 9 August 00:52, by john locke For all of you kiir cheerleaders, pagak and maiwut are both under io control. Youre forces loysl to kiir ran to the ethiopian border and were disarmed by the ethiopian military. They where chased from maiwut to pagak where they than ran across the border with barely any weapons. Ethiopian forces disarmed them and bused them to juba. But once again, believe what kiir and taban tell you.. haha repondre message 9 August 02:13, by john akeen Hahaha, just read this losers comments. Rebels or trash, I tell you what, just surrender to us and will make you our SSudanese brother again or else you will never stop running from us just like in the bushes when deers see lion or tiger. So I tell you what you need to give up or we will not going to hunting you down like lion hunting deers, so is up to you either you smart or be stupid to die repondre message 9 August 02:34, by john akeen Just read this losers comments. Rebels or trash, I tell you what, just surrender to us and will make you our SSese brother again or else you will never stop running from us just like deers in the bushes when they see a lion or a tiger. So I tell you, you need to give up or we will not going to stop hunting you down like lion hunting deers, so you either be smart or be stupid to die repondre message 9 August 02:31, by Sunday Junup Mr.Nuerwew, Denying will never change the fact on ground. Just enjoy your wound and I hope you are preparing for funeral of Nhial Batoang deputy? repondre message 9 August 02:37, by john locke Kiirs followers love to deny the truth.. just prepare to bury one of youre commanders. We chased your coward soldiers to the border of Ethiopia. Go ask them what happened. Or better yet why is nhial dead? Or did he just die of excitement from taking pagak? repondre message 9 August 07:38, by Newsudan John Locke you are using English in so disgusting way,better you speak Thok Naas instead of pidgin a mixed of little English and Nuera.FYI Both Maiwut and Pagak have fell to SPLA and STD peace wing forces. repondre message 9 August 07:48, by Lenin Bull Gatjaak, Riek’s rebellion for leadership greed is dead, failed and defeated. Don’t waste the precious lives of your young men fighting back and forth in Maiwut and Pagak. Riek is now considered a war criminal by the region and the international community who has not only endangered the security and safety of South Sudan as a young country but even that of the Nuer nation. repondre message 9 August 07:58, by Lenin Bull Gatjaak will fight and fight more this time wasting the lives of its young men of Gatjaak but will give up like Gatjook in Nasir just like Lou-Nuer and Gawaar-Nuer have now given up in Greater Akobo and Ayod. Some numskull Nuer internet fighters were hysterically bossing that SPLA of Jaang will never step foot in the mighty Lou-Nuerland the holy land of NGUNDAENG. But where is SPLA now? In louland repondre message 9 August 08:05, by Lenin Bull GOD of heaven and earth will not allow Riek to get blind and die peacefully there in South Africa. He should die with a hot arika bullet lodged in his damned stupid head for endangering the security and safety/stability of the young country so soon after its independence. -- To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/southsudankob View this message at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/southsudankob/topic-id/message-id For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "South Sudan Info - The Kob" group. 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