May 31, 2020 (RB), In a letter seen by RB, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the chairman of the SPLM/A-IO and the First Vice President of South Sudan asked Phow State governor Maj. Gen Psc. Johnson Kuol Gai Nyaob to stop the widespread disarmament in the counties across the Gezira. It is alleged that the governor is carrying out the campaign following the orders of the president of South Sudan. However, his boss rejected the idea and rather commanded the governor to stop it with immediate effect.
“Stop the Disarmament of Civil Population in Gezria Counties” read the letter.
“It is not yet time to do the disarmament. When it is to do such an act, it will be coordinated all over South Sudan so that no community becomes vulnerable.
The letter dates back to May 28, 2020 but became available to RB this week after careful verification.