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SPLA-IO kills 15 South Sudanese in Central Equatoria, says NAS


UNMISS military convoy escorting ceasefire monitors in Kajo-Keji on 16 January 2018 (UNMISS photo)
June 3, 2020 (JUBA) - The SPLA-IO killed 15 civilians in Central Equatoria State three days ago, claimed the National Salvation Front (NAS) in a statement on Wednesday.

"On 31st May 2020, the SPLA-IO force under the joint command of Maj. Gen. John Mabiah and Maj. Gen. Moses Lokujo have carried out summary execution of fifteen (15) innocent civilians in the villages of Loguni, Panyume Payam, Morobo County in Central Equatoria State," reads a statement released by NAS spokesman.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Suba Samuel Manase referred to the "mysterious disappearance" of the three SPLA-IO commanders In Kajo-Kiji adding that the troops of the First Vice-President Riek Machar continued attack on civilians

"On 29th May 2020, a combined force of SSPDF and SPLA-IO followed the civilians who escaped to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for safety. They attacked and tortured the civilians in addition to looting their properties," he said.

Last May, the SPLA-IO accused NAS of abducting eight of its military officials including three senior officers at Kansuk in Kajo Keji County on 10 May.

NAS rejected the accusation and described it as a cover-up for internal divisions and "power rivalry" within the SPLA-IO alluding that they had been killed by another general from the area.

On 29 May, the UN Security Council renewed targeted sanctions on South Sudanese official and arms embargo.

The resolution further Expressed "deep concern" at continued fighting in South Sudan and condemned violations of the Revitalised Agreement and the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACOH).


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  • 4 June 02:33, by Mayendit

    The civilians in Bahr el Ghazal are not against government but they are fighting themselves for cattle rusting and grazing lands that’s all. In Equatoria, the civilians are brainwashed by Thomas Cirillo and others Equatorians rebels but they don’t know they’re invited killing and destruction in their communities. Thomas Cirillo will not win a war trust me.

    • 4 June 18:48, by The Rhino


      Let me cut it to the chase,NAS’s prime battle in this country is purely against all kinds of savagery and oppression.So,we are very glad and proud to have brother Gen.Thomas Cirillo Swaka leading this movement.Look,since dawn he has been firm and solid in his correct judgments.NAS is here to stay and to fight worthless rapists,looters and thugs in gov’t uniforms, full stop!!!

  • 4 June 02:42, by Mayendit

    Equatorians people must come up to denouncing wars and Thomas Cirillo and others Equatorians rebels because if they don’t do that then, the Equatoria Regions are going to get worse. Thomas Cirillo is an agent who have been insider since he was in Khartoum’s government. He was joined SPLA in 1992. Why rebeling now when it’s not time for wars?.

    • 4 June 15:00, by jubaone

      It is in jienge interest that real peace prevails in Equatoria. Without peace in Equatoria, S. Sudan will remain a stinking shithole. Jienges or nyagats are too lazy, too foolish to effect any development. If you were intelligent, jiengelands would be buzzing with development. So shut up. Gen Cirillo holds the key. You can curse, wriggle, wallow or whatever, nothing will change.

      • 4 June 19:03, by The Rhino


        Given the events happening now in Juba,in which Kiir’s own close family member killed land owners in Juba(Shirikaat murder),people must be asking serious questions and wake up!What kind of shit is that?We must be quick to promptly identify real enemies and deal with them accordingly.He who expect sanity,justice or dignity from these people,is either insane himself,loser,or lack dignity!

  • 4 June 13:28, by Mi diit

    This is a clever way of demanding an attention to be noticed that NAS is alive.
    NAS should know that SPLA (IO) didn’t/doesn’t and won’t kill civilians no matter what happened/happens.

    • 4 June 15:07, by jubaone

      Mi diit
      NAS is not interested in engaging the IO in any confrontation. Afterall, most IO units are fellow Equatorians and it would be foolish and fatal to do so. The problem is a handful of fugitive nyagats, remnants and leftovers of those soldiers who fled with Riek anx have turned into wayward gangsters and thugs. These brigands are now logging teak trees for cash.

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