Condemnation of Political Assassination of Gen. James Bwogo and His Companions

Chollo Community Press.

A South Sudanese General addressing a militia in Upper Nile State...

A South Sudanese General addressing a militia in Upper Nile State (Photo: unclassified)

April 08, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — We, the undersigned Chollo members in SPLM-IO strongly condemn in a strong term possible the deliberate atrocity carried out by Dinka in SPLA against Chollo gallants on the Akoka-Makal road, in which hero Gen. James Bowong and his companions lost their lives. The Killing of Gen. James Bowog and others martyrs was not an incident, but a plot carried out by Dinka officials in government and Governor Simon Kun. Media mentioned that the secret meeting was held and attended by Governor Simon Kun, Finance Minister Ayong Aware and the Son of late Chief Thonwai, in which the plan to start elimination of Chollo forces General may has been adopted.

Padang Dinka Armed Forces Pull out from SPLA and Escape of Finance Minister Ayong Aware: Why should the Armed forces of Dinka Padang within SPLA pulled out from SPLA and left Makal with their heavy weapons and joined their militants in Baliet and Akoka? Was it a rebellion against government or Gen. Salva Kiir give a green light to Padang Dinka Armed forces in SPLA to fight proxy war? Why should also the Finance Minister of Upper Nile State, Ayong Aware and others escaped to Juba via UNIMISS where they met and issued statement of Padang Dinka in which they explained reason for killing of Gen. James Bowog if he is not the planner of plot? This is a clear evidence of government involvement through Dinka Padang for allowing Padang Dinka Armed Forces in SPLA to join in a fight in Akoka and by welcoming the finance minister Ayong Aware to Juba. This is a coordinated plot to assassinate Gen.

Johnson Olonj, which is an act of cowardice prompted by motive of Dinka hegemony under leadership of Gen. Salva Kiir. This insane idea of Dinka supremacy over others has enormous negative impact on daily life of Southerners and will deepen hatred, animosity and division among innocent Civilians of South Sudan.

Social Injustice: The people of South Sudan should consider the following two questions in order to remind ourselves of evil behavior of some Dinka political leaders and Elders and to hold them responsible for their crimes against humanity in South Sudan.

Dr. John Garang asked this question. Who is President Bashir to amend what God had made? In other word, who is President Bashir to force tribes of Sudan abandon their cultures, languages, traditions, religions and their lands? God created seas, sky and earth with ever living creatures. After creation of universes, God created human in His likeness and said to Adam that all creatures in sky, seas and earth are for human being. So who is Salva Kiir or Dinka Elders to deprive Southerners of God free endowments?

How long will Southern Sudan continue to allow the Gen. Salva Kiir and council of Dinka Elders to use them as tools or puppets to advance creation of Dinka hegemony? Northerners used the Southerners against each other in order to continue domination and oppression of South Sudanese. For these reasons, millions of South Sudanese denied their lives to eradicate the use of others as tools and puppets. However, Gen. Salva Kiir and Dinka Elders tend to be using the same tactic Northern Sudanese had exercised to subdue, Islamize and Arabize the Southerners.

Deceptive alliances: Gen. Salva Kiir had manipulatively shared governmental power with Nuer after the signature of Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) till he betrayed Nuer nation in December 2013 while Chollo (Shilluk) and other Non-Dinka tribes were marginalized and oppressed. SPLM-IO almost defeated the regime of Gen. Salva Kiir, which prompted him to see for second ally. Some of Chollo (Shilluk) people were dragged into senseless war by Gen. Salva Kiir planned. The Chollo men and women in uniform were able to help the government of Gen.

Salva Kiir to recapture most of the Upper Nile State from freedom fighters. But the obsessive notion of Dinka-led government to dislocate Chollo people from their ancestral lands is a reason for the conspiracy to eliminate Johnson Olonj, his Generals and to dismantle Chollo forces. This act of deception to assume oneness of army is a well-known as Dinka culture, we had experienced in the past. Dinka-led government planned in the past to retire or fire and disarm Chollo forces to eliminate Chollo political leaders and elites. Continuation of Dinka backstabbing against Chollo kingdom is ill intention aimed to bring Chollo people to their knees. But Gen. Kiir should be aware of what he wishes for.

A dream for creation of Dinka Dynasty: Most of Southern Sudanese are aware of Dinka’s expansionistic policy to make entire South Sudan an empire of Dinka or Dinka dynasty. This was made clear by Bona Malwal during his recent visit to USA that South Sudan is for Dinka as he hoped for a defeat of SPLM-IO.  Indeed, Dinka is in full domination of Bar El Gazel through Dinka Awiel, Jongli and Equatoria through Bor and Warrap Dinka and Upper Nile through Padang Dinka, all these plans were done through political, financial and military support from government of President Salva Kiir to Dinka-militias in parallel with political assassination of Non-Dinka elites and political leaders.

Policy of Land Grabbing: The policy of land grabbing is root cause to current conflict between Dinka Padang and Chollo nation. After independence of South Sudan in 2011, the Chollo community in diaspora had presented the letter urging Dinka-led government of Juba to undertake fair and peaceful measures to end policy of land grabbing. But government gave deaf ear to the letter and instead brought up distorted and bias historical facts to root causes of land conflict between Padang Dinka and Chollo kingdom. Dinka started expanding its territory into Chollo Kingdom from South of Makal (Dinka from Atar), from East (Dinka Baliet) from North (Dinka Akoka and Deingjuol).

In 2009, Dinka initiated the fight between Chollo and Dinka for domination of Makal, capital city of Upper Nile State and to dislocate Chollo inhabitants from the city. Makal has been habitat for for Chollo people. According to statistical assessment and population census, the ownership of Makal belongs to Chollo community since the inception of the Progressive Era, through the creation of the Pachodo Kingdom for more than five centuries ago. However, all Southern Sudanese have right to live wherever they wish without plan and fight for domination or dislocation of others as Dinka-led government intends to practice in major cities of South Sudan.

Restoration of stability and Peace among Chollo and Dinka Communities: To maintain peaceful coexistence between Chollo and Dinka communities, we, the members of Chollo in SPLM-IO urge President Salva Kiir to go publicly and issue Presidential Decree on the followings.

1-   Invalidation of his past decision to give Chollo land to Dinka.

2-   Order to evict Dinka invaders to leave occupied Chollo lands.

3-   Sincere denunciation or cessation of his secretive proxy war against Chollo Kingdom through armed Dinka Padang Militants.

4- Immediate disarmament of Padang Dinka Militants.

5-   Call for sincere dialogue between Chollo Kingdom and Dinka Padang.

Patrick Henry voices American Opposition to British policy said “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death”.

Mr. President, failure to undertake these tough measures will be interpreted as declaration of indiscriminative war against the entire Chollo (Shilluk) Kingdom, which will leave sons and daughters of kingdom no choice other than thinking of plan B to defend their ancestral land.

Arranged and signed by Chollo (Shilluk) Members in SPLM-IO of North America.We can be reached at or for more information.

  17 comments for “Condemnation of Political Assassination of Gen. James Bwogo and His Companions

  1. April 10, 2015 at 1:48 am

    One nation one family we don’t want tribalism


  2. April 10, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Dear, Chollo in SPLA -IN-opposition.
    do not calls for the dialogue between Dinka Padang and your people you started the war and it will end up in your present don’t escape to USA.
    why don’t you condemned the killing of Dinka Pandang by chollo militias as you murdered the large numbers of Danka’s in upper Nile region with your militias men from Olony commands. do you think that we don’t known what was going on?
    we are aware of your plane with Riek Machar and now a day you will see what is the consequences
    of tribalism in south Sudan.


    • Lobgorong Lo Kak
      April 10, 2015 at 4:57 am

      I think something is really and truly going wrong in South Sudan People and/or Community. the Way you people of South Sudan behaving, its real danger ahead of the present Generations. I think God has clearly made a real plan of clearing all the very Bad Seeds meaning that the most Dangerous Majority will soonest Disappear and New Minority Seeds will then be permanently Build/Develop the Country South Sudan if i am not mistaken hereof.


    • GatNor
      April 10, 2015 at 6:55 am

      You are an imbecile tribalist on steroids.


  3. April 10, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Very very cool for him because he was SPLM.


  4. Deng II
    April 10, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Arab is taking Mile 14, Panthou, Karasana , Abyei, and etc and they called it is Dinka own Problem. Nuer manifuctured map to have Border with Arab in Unity State, it is Dinka own Problem. Chollo penetrating in to Dinka land and grabbing for themselves, it is Dinka own problem. Dinka is given Equatorian women a beautiful children as a consensual between two adults who love one an other, it is Dinka own Problem.
    Now pray to God Dinka, God will be your witness and protection. Yes, there is a major corruption in the Government lead by Dinka Person. But there are also other tribes persons who do corruption too. For an example, Nuer benefit from this Government than any tribes in SS. Nuer Persons lead two State that produces an oil, namely Unity State and Upper Nile State. What did they do for State % and share? Majority of Nuer traitors came from Bashir Zoo ranches, and absorbed in an army with their big rank, where if you have big rank, u get big paycheck. Paulino matiop never went out the Country before, when he came to Spla/m, he went South Africa and USA as to enjoy the way when you have your own things. And he (matiop) never point his gun end to Arab Government.
    People debate that Nuer was 70% in army force of South Sudan, where 50% of SS income go to Army. There are so many things to be explanation out there, that cannot be reach in one comment.


    • w.o.k
      April 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      will rather a pig’s child


    • GatNor
      April 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      All of this misfortune of South Sudan is already coined as a man made catastrophe and it is happening under the watchful eyes of ethnic regime government who is also the main causation civil war. So please don’t blame it on any other ethnics but the real culprits. In this case your plea and cry for any favors from God are just as good as everyone in south Sudan affect by such disaster. As the saying goes, what goes around comes to you right back around. Continue praying in vain.


  5. John Jal Kuach
    April 10, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Mark my Word always there says don’t trust Shilluk and Bor think about that.


  6. Wad Abuk
    April 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Shulluk stop crying and complaining your militia commander is a one who initiated the fighting between some section of jieng De Padang and Shulluk recently.
    upper Nile state was liberated by joint operations, but unfortunately Johnson Olony through your negative propaganda by praised him as a champion who liberated your claim land from Nuer militia of Riek Machar and Jieng De Padang and ignore the role of SPLA gallant forces and others.
    Because of his foolishness he started demarcated the disputed land between counties by putting sign board of Panyikang county and Pashoda county in contested areas. If Olony is a really Maj. Gen in SPLA how come a General involved him self in a local politic by demarcated disputed land.
    The new belive of Southerners today militia remain militia,what so ever the time goes, because the current rebelion is out come of integration of 2005 the so called Juba declarion.
    For our good readers jieng De Padang group is comprised of 14 sections, and it was only one section Dongjol of Akoka county who over power organize militia of Shulluk led by Maj. General arm with modern weapons, because government consider them as part of SPLA forces after their integration in September 2014.
    So if our in law are not for peace? what will happen to them if other Padang sections joint the fighting.
    My advice to Shulluk Internet fighters please stop beating drum of war, Padang is well known in history of South Sudan since Anya Nya one and during liberation war of SPLA.
    Padang is a part of the current stability in upper Nile state, if Nasir was not liberated Malakal would had remained under rebel control, for sure the two communities Padang and Shulluk will leave as neighbors for ever, so let us agitate for peaceful co-existence.


    • Kiery Nyilek
      April 11, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Dear wad – Abuk, very good to hear that de padang are very strong sighters and the group that fighting shilluk now is just one small section of de padang. So you are asking shilluk of what will happen if all Padang section join the fight? I think Padang will wipe out shilluk on earth for ever and you will not have any tribe call shilluk on earth again.
      But I am hearing that Abyi are part of your section now they are being kills by arab and their land being occupied by Arab why not your Padang go help them and bring back their land than after that your Padang will come back to occupy shilluk land easily than Padang will have all lands and nothing wrong with that as long as south Sudan government ignored the districts borders of 1956.


  7. April 10, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    The killing of Gen. James Bowong is done by particular people known as Dinkos government officials with their blood suckers.

    Juba regime is responsible for assassination of chollo general.


  8. April 11, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Hooooo my God,a billions of south Sudanese pound has been put in to General Olony’s account for the death of innocence General James Bwogo. R.I.P James,we know your death is for the right of your peoples.


  9. Nhial
    April 11, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Dear chollo Kingdom
    I would tell you that you do nothing following dectatorial regime of Salva kiir and his tribe Dinka.Now the elder of chollo went to Jube resolve recently clash which kill top commander and said that we together with Padang Dinka,no any would allow us to fight dispite that clashes. I asked that what was the aim Shilluk militant? Is to fight with rebel led by Dr. Riek or To defend themselves from being kill tribal government?they would realize that.


  10. April 11, 2015 at 3:28 am

    How important of your community to sell them with Money. Money is something you get through out the life and if lost your community, you would not get the soul again. I apologies to dear Johnson Oliny not sold his deputy like that and it’s ashamed.


  11. April 11, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Where is Mr. Fool who called himself Lual Magok?
    The idiot has been campaigning and bragging about Shilluk and Murle as the bravest tribe that has liberated themselves from Dinka and the result of his foolish posts and comments are these cries from poor Shilluk community now.
    Can you please confess and apologise to the Chollo Community for your misleading informations?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Deng II
      April 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Good point John, where is he? He got to be kidding.


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