Monday December 11, 2017

Government Forces Plan to Attack SPLM-IO Cantonment Sites


PAGAK – According to Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot, Deputy military Spokesperson for SPLM-IO has stated that “government forces are planning to attack the SPLM-IO forces’ cantonment sites.”  This move comes after the government announced on Sudan tribune on February 4, 2016 accusing SPLM-IO to have besieged Bentiu, a move that surprised the leadership of SPLM-IO.  One person name withheld for pear of repercussion said “the government’s accusation of the SPLM-IO was intended to jeopardize the peace process as the government is not willing to accept peace.”

Last week, the IGad plus partners have issued a communique, urging warring parties to have formed Transitional Government of National Unity, a move the Juba cabinets have approved of, but impeded its speedy process for the safeguard of their interest. According to Deputy Spokesperson, Dickson Nyuot on special media stated that “government forces have moved out of their deployment areas and have been assembling at Tharwang Yiela, Torabieh, and Unity Oil Fields in order to attack SPLM-IO at their respective positions.”

Such an issue is the work of anti-peace, mainly the inner circle working against the implementation of the peace agreement signed on 26th August 2015.  Because several important issues have not been reached between the Juba Government and the Leadership of the SPLM-IO, the peace processes is taking a slow shape.  Therefore, Mr. Nyuot is urging the South Sudanese including the IGad partners to act now before such move the government is planning to do happen.

When contacted by our correspondence to verify the information, his phone failed to enter.  In addition, the Upper Nile Times has tried to contact the government forces in Unity State; however, the person contacted has hanged up the phone.

The Igad plus have managed to bring peace, and to reconcile the warring parties.  Formation of the Government of National Unity has failed once due to contentious issues such as completion of constitutional review, and security arrangement that allow for the relocation of government soldier outside Juba.  Stay tune!!




Philip Gual

An Upper Nile State correspondent for The Upper Nile Times. He currently resides in Malakal, Upper Nile State.

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