Juba, December 28, 2014 (SSNA) — South Sudanese President Salva kiir Mayardiit on Sunday (South Sudan time) convened a secret national security meeting with his top government officials, the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) has learned.
Kiir and heads of his security bureaus discussed ways to deal with any resistance; the alternatives include systematic suppression of media, government critics, and opposition groups, among others. The conference also chooses military option as the only viable mean to defeat the ongoing rebellion if rebels reject government peace offer.
The meeting, which was chaired by President Kiir, attended by senior military, intelligence, and security officials was held at J1 headquarters of the SPLA and lasted for more than four hours.
During the meeting, President Kiir talked about the importance of having a strong security agency, and quickly brought up the name of the internal security as an example.
After the gathering, a four point’s resolution was then passed.
In the declaration, the Internal Security, a branch of South Sudan’s National Intelligence must closely work with the Ministry of Interior to crash what they described as “internal dissents”.
Gen. Paul Malong Awan, the Chief of Staff of the SPLA-Juba was tasked to deal with the ongoing rebellion including any external threat. Gen. Malong is also instructed to work with few unnamed Ugandan military officers and to not sleep until the rebellion is crashed.
The resolution further disclosed that South Sudanese government will only accept peace if rebels agreed to Juba proposal and declared opposition demands unacceptable.
The national security declaration also asserted that if the anti-government forces and their political leaders reject government proposal, then, the only option is to defeat them militarily.
After the meeting was concluded, all the representatives of agencies in attendance were told by President Kiir to immediately implement the resolution, warning that any failure will not be tolerated.