South Sudan Africa News Liberty




Lainya, 30 December 2018; An unconfirmed report from Lainya revealed to SSLN that today Sunday, December 30th, 2018, unknown heavily armed personnel have captured Loka, situated in Lainya county, Central Equatoria state.

This, however, cannot be independently verified by SSLN, Loka region is one of the highly contested areas by different armed forces, recently both government and SPLA-IO have deployed heavily in the area, they are all trying to gain financial benefit by exploiting the natural resources such as the teak.

Report by Kenyan investigation journalist John Allan recently implicated SPLA-IO governor General Frank Matata and Deputy military spokesperson of SPLA-IO Col Lam Paul Gabriel for doing lucrative illegal logging business of teak for personal gain.

In the video aired on YouTube both Matata and Lam were heard saying illegal teak logging business goes deeper and it has implicated Ugandan President for having good knowledge with the dealers of the illegal teak logging in Loka transiting through Kampala before going to Kenyan port of Mombasa before the teak are ferry into Asian markets and elsewhere around the world.

The implication of President Museveni by Lam and Matata was not well received by Entebbe state House, hence this has prompted inner circles of Museveni security agents to area Col, thus this has cause fear prompting Col Lam to quickly run away from Kampala to his new station between the border of South Sudan and Uganda  making it his new home, before moving to Juba in the pretext of attending the joint military board meeting in Juba.

stay tuned as we bring to you the details of the fighting in Loka.

J. Roberts Swaka


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