Kerbino Wol killed by the army in Lakes state after 4 days of fighting

Photo: Kerbino Wol sitting in court in 2019 [Photo credit via Getty Images]

Photo: Kerbino Wol sitting in court in 2019 [Photo credit via Getty Images]

RUMBEK – Kerbino Wol the South Sudan businessman who had just announced a new rebel group against the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit whom he accused of injustice and oppressions agains the citizen is dead, the army has announced.

The spokesman of the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) Maj.Gen. James Lul Ruai Koang confirmed the killing saying it took place at Ayen Mayar village in Amukpiny Payam of Rumbek East county.

“The 4 days offensive operations resulted in the neutralization, which was the killing of Kerbino Wol Agok, along with two others at Ayen Mayar village in Amukpiny in Rumbek East,” Lul said.

Kiir killing comes a few days following the killing of a militia commander accused of being supportive to him and who was allegedly hiding him in some remote parts of the Lakes state.

The bussinesman who was recently released from jail in January was initially arrested in April 2018 after the National Security Service said he was planning a rebelion against the government of president Salva Kiir.

He was eventually released by a presidential pardon in January and kept a very low profile until last week when he formed a rebel groub, The 7th of October movement that he said would aim to fight Kiir “to bring about democratic changes” in South Sudan.

Gelweng militia commander linked to 2013 Juba massacre killed in Lakes

Members of South Sudan’s army who fought the Gelweng militia group today in Lakes (Photo via Getty images)

Members of South Sudan’s army who fought the Gelweng militia group today in Lakes (Photo via Getty images)

RUMBEK – The leader of Gelweng militia group which participated in the 2013 massacre of thousands of ethnic Nuer in the capital Juba has been killed today in South Sudan state of Lakes, residents have told Sudans Post.

Mondiar Maker was reportedly killed following a standoff with government troops after declaring that he was joining Kerbino Wol’s 7th October Movement which was formed last week.

“That is true. Commander Monydiar has been killed. He has been terrorizing the army for many years. He has been finally killed after deciding to join Kerbino Wol,” one source said.

Monydiar is one of several ethnic Dinka militia commanders who participated in the 2013 massacre against thousands of Nuer civilians in Juba.

report by the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan in 2015 concluded that the government in the world’s youngest country had a higher hand in the killing of ethnic Nuer which began on December 15, 2013 and continued for a few weeks.

The report mentioned Gelweng and Mathiang Anyoor as the execution machine used to execute orders from the higher body of the authorities.

General James Koang Chuol rewarded senior army Job

South Sudan former SPLA-IO deputy chief of staff for administration and finance and the new SSPDF deputy chief of defense forces for training General James Koang Chuol Ranley (Photo via Getty Images)

South Sudan former SPLA-IO deputy chief of staff for administration and finance and the new SSPDF deputy chief of defense forces for training General James Koang Chuol Ranley (Photo via Getty Images)

JUBA – General James Koang Chuol Ranley, the former SPLA-IO deputy chief of staff for administration who abandoned Machar’s SPLM-IO earlier this year has been rewarded with a senior army job by President Salva Kiir who is also the commander-in-chief of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF).

General James Koang Chuol said in February that the SPLM-IO was being turned into a family property after Dr. Riek Machar, the now First Vice President, nominated for the appointment of his wife as the minister of defense.

This afternoon, president Kiir appointed him as the deputy army chief for training fulfilling speculations that he was being considered by the South Sudanese head of state for a senior position in the South Sudan army.

Beside General James Koang Chuol appointment, Kiir also restructured the SSPDF command, according to the independent Nyamilepedia website, as follow!

The order also restructured the army command as follow:

1 – Gen. Johnson Juma Okot – chief of defense forces

2 – Lt. Gen. Chol Thon Balok – Deputy chief of defense forces

3 – Lt. Gen. Charles Madut Akol – Inspector general (IG)

4 – Lt. Gen. Santino Deng Wol – Administration and finance

5 – Lt. Gen. Thoi Chany Reat – Logistics and Procurement

6 – Lt. Gen. Peter Dor – Riverine

7 – Lt. Gen. Rin Tueny Mabor – Chief of military intelligence

8 – Lt. Gen. Marshal Stephen Bababen – Military Operations

9 – Lt. Gen. Malual Majok Chiengkuac Jok – Moral Orientation and Chaplainship

10 – Lt. Gen. Butruce Bol Bol – Ground Forces

11 – Lt. Gen. James Koang Chuol – Training

12 – Maj. Gen. Samson Mabior – Air force

Michael Makuei condemns ‘alarming” violence against Bor people

Photo: South Sudan's Information minister Michael Makuei answers journalists' questions upon his arrival at Bor airport, on January 19, 2014 in Bor [Photo via Getty Images]

Photo: South Sudan’s Information minister Michael Makuei answers journalists’ questions upon his arrival at Bor airport, on January 19, 2014 in Bor [Photo via Getty Images]

JUBA – South Sudan information minister Michael Makuei Lueth has condemned what he said is an alarming violence against the people of Jonglei state.

This comes after a relative of President Salva Kiir Mayardit opened fire against unarmed family members killing five in the Sherikat, a suburb of the capital Juba on Tuesday.

The killing sparked outrage both in the capital Juba and Bor, the capital of Jonglei state with angry protesters setting alight the house of Jonglei state secretary-general.

In a statement on Thursday, Michael Makuei who is also the government spokesman condemned the violence which he said is alarming against the people of Bor in particular.

“Personally I condemns this alarming violence against the people of Bor,” Makuei said.

“I call on the government, specially the law enforcement agencies to bring to book the friends of Lual Marine or whatever is his name, to justice before others can take law into their own hands,” Michael Makuei further said.