Brigadier General Deng Mareng, the spokesperson of a rebel group South Sudan Patriotic Army (SSPA) had defected to SPLA in Aweil East state.

Brigadier Deng who was the spokesperson of the rebel group led by Agany Ayii has accused his former boss of collaborating with Sudanese government to recruit and send South Sudanese youths in Sudan to Yemen to fight alongside Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Yemeni War.

He revealed that the rebel group is being armed by Sudanese government to conduct raids in South Sudan.

Deng claimed SSPA political wing is led by exiled Costello Garang Riiny who is in Germany. He returned with 62 other soldiers on Wednesday and was welcomed in Wunyiik SPLA Third Infantry Division base by General Santino Deng Wol.