NSS Director Akol Koor, Ethiopia’s Intelligence chief hold security meeting

Director of South Sudan’s Internal Security Bureau, Akol Koor Kuc and his Ethiopian counterpart, Temesgen Tiruneh, Ethiopia’s head of Intelligence | Photo: File

The Director-General of South Sudan’s Internal Security Bureau, Akol Koor Kuc and his Ethiopian counterpart, Temesgen Tiruneh, Director General of the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) have held a joint security meeting on issues affecting the region.

The bilateral meeting between the two security chiefs revolved around efforts to improve capacity-building sectors and mitigate cross-border crimes in the two neighboring countries.

“During the discussion, the two sides agreed to strengthen their cooperation on regional security issues,” according to a statement NISS sent to FBC on Wednesday.

The two leaders affirmed their firm commitment to bolstering regional peace – by conducting regular trainings and reducing the proliferation of illegal firearms, human trafficking and cross-border terrorism.

On his part, the Director General of the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Temesgen Tiruneh, reaffirmed his commitment to offering high-level training for security agents in South Sudan.

SPLM-IO member arrested by National Security agents in Yirol: relative

June 21, 2020 (Thessherald)–A die-hard supporter of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-IO, identified as John Juba, has reportedly been arrested by a group of National Security agents, who accused him under unclear circumstances.

According to one of his immediate relatives, the accused, John was arrested by the security forces in defunct Eastern lakes state after exchanging words with his friends which he did not think would land him in trouble in the hands of the National Security Service.

“John was arrested under mysterious circumstances, he was arrested and we do not know the reason for his arrest until now. When the National Security personnel arrived at his residence in Yairol this morning,” the family member said.

The family criticised members of the National Security Service for detaining an unarmed civilian and locking him up in the NSS detention center.

“He is just a civilian, he should never have been arrested by the NSS agents.”

He is now behind bars in Lakes State and the family said they were being denied access to see him.

“John Juba has been put under close surveillance by the state’s National Security authorities owing to his vocal support of the rebel movement, the SPLM-IO in Yirol. he writes his own opinion as an independent minded person,” the family explained.