South Sudan

Sacked South Sudan Governor Talks to Rebels

The governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, ailment find Kuel Aguer Kuer who was sacked on Monday together with the powerful South Sudan Minister of Interior, approved Aleu Ayieny Aleu, dosage is currently in talks with the rebel movement SPLA-IO for a possible defection.

This investigative website has exclusively learnt that just after his sacking, Kuel Aguer on Tuesday made a direct communication with Gen. Dau Aturjong who is the SPLA-IO highest ranking figure hailing from Bahr el Ghazal.

The direct communication was made on a satellite phone, according to our reliable sources in the area and the Juba administration establishment.

Following a disagreement over the weekend, President Salva Kiir sacked the two high ranking officials who are also members of the ruling SPLM from the government without immediate replacements.

“Kuel Aguer is in contact with Gen. Aturjong and we are expecting him to be crossing (to rebels) any time from now. There is nothing else we expect him to be discussing with those who opposed the government and in a resistance armed struggle with the state, apart from defection,” a source in Juba said.

Gen. Aturjong and Kuel Aguer do not only come from the same area but are also close relatives.

“Since they are relatives, I am sure Kuel Aguer has been convinced by Gen. Aturjong not to swallow the humiliation but to join the opposition forces,” a reliable source added.

It is not clear whether Kuel Aguer started communication with the rebel generals prior to his sacking or was busted and eventually fired.


Kiir did not give reasons for firing the duo.

This website last week exclusively broke the story of the defection of Brig. Gen. Simon Kun Puoch who discreetly left Juba and joined the rebel forces in the neighbouring Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

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