BREAKING NEWS: Gen. Tanginye Kills In Amrah Battle, Northern Upper Nile

Maj. Gen. Gabriel Gatwech Chany (Tanginye) in South Sudan after his return from Sudan in 2011(Photo: file)

Maj. Gen. Gabriel Gatwech Chany (Tanginye) in South Sudan after his return from Sudan in 2011(Photo: file)

Jan 04, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Lt. Gen. Gabriel Gatwech Chan also known as Tanginye, an Anyanya veteran, who has switched sides severally, has fallen today after a series of battles in Northern Upper Nile.

According to credible reports from Northern Upper Nile, Gen. Tanginye attacked SPLA-IO base at Amrah yesterday and fought until this afternoon where he and his bodyguards were outnumbered and killed in the battle.

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Gen. Tanginye was fighting forces of SPLA-IO under overall command of Lt. Gen. Johnson Olony, who resisted attempts by his tribesman, Dr. Lam Akol to persuade him to join his forces.

Gen. Gatwech, a Nuer national from Phow State, defected from SPLA-IO in july 2015 alongside other senior generals.

Gatwech, who has been suffering from diabetes went to seek medical assistance in Nairobi, Kenya, where Dr. Lam found him.

Dr. Lam defected from Salva Kiir government in July this year and managed to convince Lt. Gen. Tanginye and a few others to join his forces.

Lt. Gen. Gatwech Chan was killed today in Maganise West of Kaka, Northern Upper Nile.

According to latest reports from Kaka, SPLA-IO soldiers are currently pursuing Gen. Yohanes Okiech who fought alongside Tanginye in support of a recently formed rebel movement led by Dr. Lam Akol.

More to follow on this report …..

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8 comments

  • Son of Western Bahr el Gazal

    Well, if that is true, then there is NO near Hope for the people of South Sudan as long as their Leaders remain Fools.

  • His death though saddened, his existent represents some of the worst kind of oppressions against Nuer Nation. The man is aiding a government who is basically denying his tribe’s mate the right to life and makes no stand against such evil.

  • Rip.No one face SPLA IO go unscathed.Death is the only prize that is about to be won by anyone who is against the movement. Fighting SPLA IO is easier said than done.Although it will cost all our lives,we wil never give up.

  • Lilee do guoom Tanganyi
    Viva AGewilek forces.

  • Is it true that Lam Akol forces are fighting Reik Marchar? This is unbelievable.
    What does he want?
    He accused Kir of killing the peace and should be fighting the government instead of Reik Marchar.
    I can’t believe it.

  • This is a clear indication that miracle is taking its course

  • Sorry for death of our bro Gatbrial Gatwech, The English proverbs said”
    You will get what you want if you’re willing to wait for it patiently.