South Sudan

Rebels Weigh In On SPLA Mapel Mutiny

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While questions still linger on why the officers decided to kill eachother, South Sudan opposition is making serious allegations.

“SPLA Forces acting on orders of Sector One Commander, Lt. Gen. Jok Riak executed 220 unarmed Nuer Officers, NCOs and Trainees at Mapel Military Training Centre in Western Bahr El Ghazal State,” claims Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, Military Spokesperson for SPLA/SPLM in Opposition.

He further alleges that this number is expected to shoot up significantly since some of the survivors who fled to the bushes are still being hunted down.

“These unarmed Nuer servicemen/women were taken to Mapel some years back to be trained as part of SPLA’s Mechanized Division.”

He adds: “It’s not true that they had staged an unsuccessful mutiny as reported in various media outlets but the truth is that they were killed in cold blood because the hometown (Duk County in Jonglei State) of their direct Commander, Maj. Gen. Malual Majok was liberated by our forces this week.”

The rebels have thus called upon the international community and relatives of the victims to “personally hold responsible Lt. Gen. Jok Riak, Sector One Commander, Maj. Gen. Malual Majok, Commander of Mechanized Division and Maj. Gen. Manyok Barach, Commander of 5th Division”.

“These are well known personalities from Greater Bor of Jonglei State with ill intentions and are bound to cause more problems and fun flames of tribal hatred if not sacked and tried.”

It should be noted that SPLA High Command has not yet clarified on the actual cause of the Mapel mutiny or even given further details apart from “quashing it”.


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