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South Sudan army denies killing a trader in Amadi state

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February 15, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan army (SPLA) has dismissed as reports that its forces allegedly burnt down villages in Amadi, one of the country’s newly created states, and hacked a citizen to pieces.

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SPLA soldiers in Malakal, capital of the battleground oil-state of Upper Nile on 15 May 2014 (Photo AFP/Ivan Lieman)

The deputy spokesman of pro-government forces, Col. Santo Domic Chol said the report “dangerous” propaganda being use by the armed opposition forces to “solicit sympathy from local population and to portray their forces as heartless and murderous”.

“First of all I would like to say there is nothing like that at all. No such incident has ever occurred. It is not a tradition of the SPLA. We are a national army mandated by the constitution to defend the country, the territory and to protect the lives and properties of our civil population and this is why we say you need to speak to relevant authority whenever there are such unfounded and dangerous propaganda”, Chol told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

The military officer was reacting to a report, which claimed the army allegedly shot Samuel Phillip, son of late Canon Phillip Nyadringwa, cut him into pieces and removed his intestines in Lui town, last week.

The deceased was a trader and citizen living in Lui town. The circumstance under which he was killed remains unclear. Sources in the area claims he was killed by the government forces after he was found in possession of money and refused to give them, forcing government soldiers to kill him after which his money was taken.

Another source claimed that the pro-government forces, on a mission from Lui on February 8,2017 to Jambo, burnt down more than 75 civilian houses at Doro, Buagyi and Lanyi respectively and looted food items , including cattle, forcing all civilians in these areas to run into the bushes without food, clothing and water.

Sudan Tribune was, however, unable to independently verify the authenticity of these various reports as clashes between the SPLA and the armed opposition take place in remote villages without network coverage and out of bound for journalists.

In the past, human right organizations have accused both the government forces and the armed opposition troops of carrying out atrocities, including gang rape and mass killing of innocent civilians when taking over a territory previously held by the other.

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  • 16 February 2017 07:32, by Midit Mitot

    It become your culture to deny the fact @Yaaaaaa idiots.Your untrained armies are always torturing civilians and you don,t accept the your mess.

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    • 16 February 2017 10:08, by Kush Natives

      Mr. Midit Mitot,
      I know you becomes a mouth piece of everything. But, one thing I wanted to asked you. Have they ever tortured you once before or are you just an educating the terrorist?

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  • 16 February 2017 08:49, by Delta force 1

    Ya comrade Chol,

    Which protection of properties and lives are you talking about? When the so called SPLA PHOTOCOPY (MATIANG ANYOR) are busy looting and killing people all over equatoria. Tell the truth the you be set fee You the sodomist and gomorist. your time is around the corner and you will be like lot.

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  • 16 February 2017 09:16, by Lou Nuer The Great

    mother fucker kiir mayardit anyoor denying the fact will not save your life

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  • 16 February 2017 11:40, by Diko Man

    I’m always saying and telling fellow South Sudanese that SPLA lack professionalism and discipline, so this country will only be free, should this tool(SPLA) for abusing civil population seize existence. SPLA of this time is worse than HIV/AIDS.Trust me, this land will never let them go free.

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