Breaking News: Government Troops Losing The Upper Nile State Capital!

Government troops fight among themselves in Upper Nile State diving into governor's and Olony's factions(Photo: file)

Government troops fight among themselves in Upper Nile State diving into governor’s and Olony’s factions(Photo: file)

April 22, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile State, alleged that a militia group, formerly allied with Salva Kiir government, has taken control of major parts of Malakal town.

According to Peter Gatbel, who correspondences from Malakal, heavy fighting broke out among the government troops at 8pm last night and continued from approximately 5:45Am this morning.

Gatbel confirms that South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army under the warlord Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony has again defected the government forces, and attacked the Governor’s troops at Hai Jellaba, killing at least 7 soldiers and wounding many others on both sides.

Casualties of the today’s heavy fighting are yet to be confirmed, however, military sources confirmed that the government troops have lost their position at Hai Jellaba and Malakal airstrip.

According to Upper Nile State’s Minister of Information, war has escalated to Wau Shilluck and other parts of Chollo Kingdom as the Chollo dominated militias pursues the government forces on the Eastern Bank of the Nile.

Military sources from Malakal alleged that the Shilluck dominated SSDM/A accuses the State’s Governor, Simon Kun Puoch, of having played a role in the death of SSDM/A Deputy, Maj. Gen. James Obwogo Olew, who was killed in an ambush three weeks ago.

Government sources, however, indicate that the recent fighting is linked to land alienation in which the Chollo people holds responsible the Upper Nile State Governor, Simon Kun, a member of Nuer Ethnic group.

Earlier fighting in the state this month was mainly between the Dinka Padang youth and Chollo youth, however, the two sides accuse each other of having military supports from their generals who have been fighting mostly on one side since December 2013.

Maj. Gen. Olony defected Salva Kiir government after 2010 election but rejoined the government after accepting an amnesty in June 2013.

Despite that Olony’s forces have been integrated into SPLA-Juba forces , the warlord has continued recruiting, mostly children between the age of 12-15 years old, in his home towns in Upper Nile state allegedly to fence off rebellion.

For the last fifteen months Gen. Olony has fought on the government side, mostly in Malakal.  He survives a major gun shot on his neck on 18th Feb, 2014 when the rebels overran the town.

Sources from Juba indicate that the government is holding an emergency meeting to intervene in Upper Nile crisis.

In other reports, within the last two days, two platoons have defected the government troops in Renk County and joined rebel forces  at Amdalwech division.

The defecting troops were received by Brig. Gen. Peter Puok Kong and Brig. Gen. Peter Lim Bol of SPLM/SPLA[IO] at Amdalwech.

  50 comments for “Breaking News: Government Troops Losing The Upper Nile State Capital!

  1. April 22, 2015 at 1:17 am

    When ever thieves have problem in distributing what they looted they usually fight. Let Johnson Olony fight Salva Kiir because he was promised 1.5 Million USD as a compensation for his dead general but later was changes to be SSP. What a big liar


    • GatNor
      April 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

      All the cowards Jur & their supporters alike can down play escalating tensions & more news of fresh clashes between themselves in the State Capital of Upper Nile, Malakal but they can not avoid nor deny the existent of ethnic oppression that is the main problem causing more & more confrontations. Let them sort it out and maybe AGUMT, Abuchook, Deng II, & coward Parieno have a solution to offer. The chilluk leaders can do a lot better for their communities than they are currently showing. take 1 David Yaw-Yaw as an example, he amongst the ethnic minority communities is more successful in standing against ethnic oppression of his particular community than all the chulluk kingdom, its intellectuals, Army generals, including the PhD holders like Okuk and many others. So really it not the number or how many PhD holder and how much money one can pocketed on behave of his community but the courage to stand against oppression. Fear is an illusion that exist only in the absent of peace. I wonder of many of our PhD holders are aware of this simple fact.


      • GatNor
        April 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

        Wangdunkon Media: April 22, 2015

        (Malakal) – Reports have reached Wangdunkon Media that one Brig. General whose name is yet to be identified and the State Secretary (Office of the Governor) Mr. Johnson Biel Luak have been captured alive by the Shilluk militia under the command of Gen. Johnson Olony in the ongoing fighting in Malakal.


    • Abuchook
      April 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Dear Readers:
      Please can any body help how do you defined the fighting of Lou Nuer sections happened between Chieng majoak and Chieng Tut in Akobo few weeks ago?

      To me It was a fighting brothers and sisters fighting for greed and selfish interested individuals among themselves??
      Same thing happened in Upper Nile?.

      If needed be Those criminals in Upper Nile must be eliminated like what happened to primitive Nuer White Army they know very much very well what the real warriors are not babala babala..then run away from real fighting wow wow wow haaaaaa..
      God help them since they know nothing but nothing itself as they think that they are warriors and Almighty fighters.



  2. April 22, 2015 at 1:31 am

    It was your stupidity that let you lost your great commander, this govt you’re back siding has already lost legitimacy when it comes to reality?
    my question is, how can a person said he had defected govt and returned to that very same situation made you run away from?
    That made me proof the quote ” a person who does dull things twice is like a dog that use to run back again to its vomits”
    It is better to tight well your socks and flash that fucking govt troops out of Malakal town


  3. April 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I am not in the Front line,but how long militia going to continuous,they will be finish off.


    • makul
      April 22, 2015 at 4:14 am

      please put in your tail if supporting stupid kiir


      • April 22, 2015 at 10:37 am

        Did i mentioned KiiR’s name here,militias are militias.


        • April 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm

          Well who does not know. Kiir is the head of Militias group in South Sudan. It is not a long ago that Nuer were murdered in Juba. Did Salva kill not used his militias to murder our brothers and sisters Nuer in Juba?

          If Mr Kill did not create militias, the fighting would have not happened in South Sudan. Well, every community in South Sudan should have militias to defend their people. The government creates militias to defend the government. Instead the government would have created Nations army which defend South Sudan, the government created militias to defend the government. Then the civilians are left out to struggle. Any civilian who challenged the government like our brother Isaiah Ding Abraham Chan Awoul, he was mercilessly murdered by Mr kill’s gangs.

          Not only that. A mother, a Sister, Former Yei Municipality Mayor Cecillia Oba was mercilessly murdered by Mr kill’s gangs in Juba. Now Shilluk community are mercilessly murdered by the same gangs. So each community in South Sudan must find ways to defend themselves before Mr kill finishes them all. However, General Johnson Oling has to keep his militias to defend his people from gangs in Juba.


          • April 22, 2015 at 2:34 pm

            Oops, it should read National Army


  4. Abuchook
    April 22, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Dear Readers and Reporters
    Please note that this report lacks facts and real reporting of real news.

    In other words Government forces did not lost town or airport as reported but more importantly big army transport planes from Juba are arriving at the airport with extra forces and equipments. Situation is under control and trouble makers are started hunting down by the government forces. Other government forces are arriving near by out posts to help their colleagues and bringing laws and orders to the town.

    Also this report is bias and blind by rushed reporting and of course as it Is one side Story.


    • Eastern
      April 22, 2015 at 3:08 am

      What is real news according to you. Do you know at the time of writing where governor Simon Kun Puoch is? With Malakal in flames, people like this Abuchook want to continue denying that all is ok and its business as usual.


      • Abuchook
        April 22, 2015 at 5:08 am

        of course I know where the state governor is and where he was at the time of the fighting started.

        The real news is that these thugs and criminals are not doing any real impact on the government of juba they are just fighting for self promotion and benefits.
        Good luck with them and their ass will be kicked and hunting down like ddogs

        They should asked Riek and Joseph and Arock about 1991 and 1997 misunderstanding of bad results of too many selfish interested individuals with no visions and goals.


    • April 22, 2015 at 4:55 am

      Who said that the looters know Law and Order? Kun Puoch have run to UN for his own protection and his body guards are gun down. what law and order are you talking about?


    • April 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

      You want more bad news, here is an another South Sudan spoke person Phillip Aquer confirmed there was fighting, which broke out early morning in Baliet and Galachel, between SPLM/uba and SPLM/io and the SPLM/Juba forces are being pursuit to Malakal Town.


  5. Yeitop
    April 22, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Time has come and soon Paloich Oil field will be shutdown,
    Kiir and his likes will soon quit this country in search for asylum


  6. April 22, 2015 at 1:55 am

    you tet shulluk it’s good to you that becuase you have fuoght dinka


    • ajakwol90
      April 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

      what happen is misuderstanding between brothers and sitution now was come down and people will going to work tomorrow normal


  7. M
    April 22, 2015 at 2:10 am



  8. David yien wicyoah
    April 22, 2015 at 2:41 am

    It is beter for shiluk to take up their problem between them and dinka really kiir has liad olony, but olony still as government troop they revene for james


  9. April 22, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Upper Nile Town is over in the hand of Government force this noon time more than two relevant sources claims the Town was overrun by former militias general JOhnson Olony seem the government out forces failed to rescue the current existing SPLA since yesterday night till morning the sources said two military areas,Malakal airport and general headquarter of Malakal military they are.all under the hand of general JOhnson Olony.
    What was not clear from new defected General it is where he may related to (G 10) or SPLA IO General may identify himself ,if not he will not supervise any more.


  10. April 22, 2015 at 3:23 am

    The true is coming up now in south sudan because that time in 15-12-2013 Nuer innocent people were kill in juba capital city and many south sudanese denied that killings let them fights each others and then they should understand because they make themselves as kiir’s supporters they don’t want kiir to stepdown


  11. April 22, 2015 at 4:35 am

    You are always waiting for what !!! but now your time has come and don’t surrender at this moment Shilluk Guys it’s the war between Lion and Rat in Malakal town today and God is one who plan ,so that end the baseless crisis of South Sudan and Kiir time or duration has finish within these two months


  12. April 22, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Kiir’s supporters may continue denying fasts but when the time comes they will confeses all because denying truth and lies kills one-self


  13. April 22, 2015 at 4:53 am

    My comment here is that for those who ululated and fabricated wrong information that there is heavy war erupted in malakal no it’s just misunderstanding between governor’s force and SPLA and there is much intervention in SPLA GHQR juba without more casualties. so no need of lie they world , there is a say that don’t lough when you hear your enemy had problem simply God can turn that problem on you


  14. April 22, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Simon Kun Puoc want to revenge his relatives Killed in Jan 2014 in Malakal in cool blooded by Shiluk. He want to Join SPLA IO but he has already knows that he was dis honor by his tribe. There fore he want to revenge in name of government, who care, these are Nuer-Wew fighting Shiluk-Wew, i hope no Dinka killed in this fighting. Dr.Riak said medhapool will be medhachook which now happen, Now you can board on V8 as a comercial car from Juba – Numuli and Juba – Kampala. Let them fight Kiir want to take lion share while he did not pay the promise for capture of Wedakona which took live of Shiluk children


  15. Stephen Bang Bidit.
    April 22, 2015 at 5:45 am

    This problem is not belong to Dinka, is belong to Stupid Gen/ Johnson Ologn who jump to fire like insects for his benefit from Salva to drinking the blood of Shilluk to buy his native for money please shilluk tribe let come to join Mr Tijuok in Dr Riek Machar side


  16. Chuare Dual
    April 22, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Let our fellow citizen who denied what the see taste it.


  17. April 22, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Mr. Bith Madhieu, if the fighting erupted out at night due to misunderstanding, how can it continue in the morning?


  18. April 22, 2015 at 6:10 am

    that is very bad for shulluk b/c they did not unite themselve, they are in different cornerners please shulluk be in one possition as well so that you will resist it.


  19. GatNor
    April 22, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Great News.


    • Deng II
      April 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      A man created fully like you would understood quickly that the article full of lied. Chollo cannot over run Dinka Apadang and plus her cousin Nuer, even though they are few in number. Don’t laugh so heavy like that. Chollo plus Nuer cannot achieve anything, but Nuer plus Dinka or Dinka plus Chollo. can achieve something big. Let Johnson join Riek, its will be like Riek and lam Akol, 1991. How do you see them now.


      • GatNor
        April 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm

        Perhaps you will die 4b me. Go to Wangdunkon Media one sellout camjiec Nuer is captured.


  20. April 22, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Let wait


  21. April 22, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Am really do not understand the so call Shulluk community,why ? because first of all shulluk tribal militia where fighting alongside the government forces, they were supporting Salva Kiir’s government for the good fifteen ( 15 ) months, and what’s wrong today for shulluk tribal militia to fight back the government? So where will they go to at this time ? I think it’s too late for them to join us in the SPLA -IO, because they were the ones who for long the war in the greater upper Nile region. For instance we welcome them in to our movement whenever they have killed the following peoples —!

    1- Simon Kun Puoch. The governor of upper Nile state.
    2- Johnson Gony Biliu. Sector two commander.
    3- Stephen Buay Rolnyang. Division one commander.
    plus all the officers who are fighting us in the various frontline.
    anyway congratulations to Major General: Johnson Oluony for killing a good number of government forces.


  22. Mary Pal
    April 22, 2015 at 7:40 am

    One day all South Sudanese will know why Nuer are fighting this stupid government.


  23. April 22, 2015 at 8:04 am

    abuchook, how could you call shilluk militias as criminals? do you mean that you do not know what caused this fighting between your shilluk ally militias? was it not the ambush that left m.g. James Olew dead with other 12 soldiers. whom do you blame for that? It seems that you put the blame on shilluk militias. I understand that you blindly support the government. I would like to assure you that this war that claimed the lives of 20,000 innocent Nuer in Juba will not end up simply like 1991 as you put it. Please keep your words til the end. Padiet Gahgah


    • GatNor
      April 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Typically the attitude of an oppressor is that the blame goes to the oppressed specially if the culprits are identified as doing the oppressor’s bidding. Unfortunate but it is also the case of Juba massacres by Jaang tribal militia or private guards of kiir the blame seem to be pushed on to the victims. If that is the case then its better to burn down this jungle called South Sudan b4 it becomes a coward Jaang kingdom.


  24. April 22, 2015 at 8:08 am

    The,truth is that politics is basically defined as a dirty game! Meaning that spla Oi should not laid heads on their pillows, though they had betrayed us by lining up with criminal forces in liberatiot of malakal twon a mids 2014/18/4 thus, we need to send an immediate reinforcement to mystery shilluk of minor tribe “so, keep on


  25. Nhialjiluak
    April 22, 2015 at 8:38 am

    The question “ll go back to olony, last time he is following the footsteps of gangs and thugs
    This time he realize that things re going finishing
    to an ends
    This time if you accept the juba amnesty
    Than “ll be the ends of you all
    Try to think of your pple there and here


  26. April 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I am tire of war news from now and then, when shall we reform really? should the case leadership would be our HIV and AIDS and Ebola in Africa? Oh God help South Sudan!


  27. John
    April 22, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Nuer are dancing!! Its misunderstanding between SPLA forces and will be solve. You are hoping for anyone to join you!!! Which will not happen, its is natural people fight like what happened between Chieng majoak and Chieng Tut in Akobo does not mean any side defect to anywhere. Nuer leave mentally of tribal rebellion you be no one in near future and good history


  28. Mach nhial
    April 22, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    What you guys are talking about will not benefiting South Sudan late talk of reconciliation and bring peace back to our nation take example in western countries they are focusing about economic growth and infrastructure development why do we have to focus about leadership and there are so many ways for settlement God gives us so many natural resources and these what we suppose to talk about why do we have to listen to American influence British influence and all those countries who influenced south SUDANESE to fights themselves late do our own now for batter South Sudan my people we are a great nation worldwide peace and love will establish us batter South Sudan for now late forgott about American and late forgott about west long live all of you I love you all I love people of South Sudan back to stability justice and rule of law


    • April 22, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Let Kiir Kuethpiny step a side and give peace a chance then we will talk about economic and reconciliation as you suggest. Mach Nhial, how can you go farming leaving your brother dead in the house because of food?


      • GatNor
        April 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm

        These cowards are resorting to using Nuer names as to make people think that there many Nuers out there who are okay with South Sudan government killing their own tribe mates. Its a shame that pathetic cowards can not and will not generate support from thin air.


  29. ater
    April 22, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    The validity of the language used and the way,it is expressed is so absurd.Please learn to express yourself well.Social Media is not children’s playground.


  30. April 23, 2015 at 12:25 am

    A man of usual defections is at the same time a man of quick death.
    Outside-in and inside-out defection will not let someone achieve his goal,Gen Olony will taste grave soon.


  31. April 23, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Bravo Shilluk for your revenge on Dinka because they killed your leader last two week. kill all of them plus Nuer wew governor simon kun, no one can mourn if you kill him.


  32. The peace will come soon in South Sudan
    April 23, 2015 at 8:32 am

    People dance and march when receiving the news about the trouble things happened in South Sudan, but the reality is that, those who are dying on both sides are sons and daughters of South Sudan.
    Let us not cheer for the worse, let cheer for what would bring peace and harmony to South Sudan.
    When I heard that someone died or seeing people mourning about the death of their love one, I also mourn with them because we are one family who suppose to work together for the future of our new nation rather than dying for something that we will not get reward after all!! What people of South Sudan will get after this civil war is disappointment and blaming that will last from generations to generation. Let us unite ourselves for peace and forgiveness.


  33. April 23, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    DOGS OF WAR. OR WARLORDS.Cry the beloved country of South Sudan.


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