Henry Oyay Nyagn, Head of Military Justice in South Sudan’s army (SPLA), has resigned becoming the fourth high-ranking official to quit President Salva Kiir’s government in what seems like a mass desertion.
In a letter released Saturday evening, Gen Nyagn accuses President Kiir’s government of presiding over tribalism in favour of the Dinka ethnic majority which he belongs to.
Gen Nyagn also accuses members of the Juba based regime of overlooking as crimes such as rape, systematic killings and unlawful confiscation of property belonging to civilians among other things are committed.
“You have been alerted by the security organs to act on reports citing consecutive killings and heavy bombardment in Jonglei in which so many civilians suffered causalities. Again, you chose to be silent,” Gen Nyagn writes.
- South Sudan leader Salva Kiir