February 11, 2017
Bieh State leadership wishes to assure citizens that the defection of five (3) officers, one (1) NCO along with three (3) bodyguards is trivial to the security and the stability of the area. Their decision to join Salva Kiir’s regime was prompted by Padiek community’s decision resisting the appointment of Brig. Gen. Tut Gol as the caretaker commissioner for Padiek County.
It is important to note that the officers’ decision to defect was strongly condemned by Cie-Gol community prompting their immediate submission to government forces at Pajut for safety.
Generals and high profile politicians from Lou area defected before while the Lou Nuer Community remains intact.
I am therefore, assuring all Lou Nuer citizens and the entire SPLM/A I.O leadership that defections influence by sole interest shall remains insignificant.
Brig. Gen. Koang Rambang Chol,
Waat – Bieh State.