This morning around 6:30 hours, the SPLA-IO defensive position in Nasir town came under heavy fire by arms group under Riek Machar. The anti peace elements attack our military base in Nasir but our mighty SPLA-IO together with government forces engage them in fight and immediately they were repulsed around 11:00 AM .Rebel suffer alot,inflicted heavy lost when our forces give them hot pursuit to the river banks.five bodies were found on the battlefield and a number of casualties from the rebel side.
SPLA-IO condemns this horrific attack carried out by armed group in Latjor state.we also condemns the attack on the convoy of deputy governor of Beih state in Waat on 20th of this month carried out by the same arm group of Machar.The provocative attack on the governor’s convoy was a serious violation of permanent ceasefire declared by the president on 18th of May. In that incident, armed group killed a 10 year old boy and wounded two women who were going for peace mission, travelling in thesame convoy with governor.
This move is in itself a provocative act and in contravention of the recent ceasefire.
We call on the IGAD monitoring and verification mechanism MVM to take note on these incidents;knowing that the fighting this morning was initiated by anti peace elements under Machar.
We call on the rebel to refrain from prohibited actions under the ceassation of hostilities agreement.since the announcement of ceasefire on 18th, there were almost two violations by armed group in different locations in Beih and Latjor States.
We call on the rebel under the influence of Machar to respect the permanent ceasefire and ensure compliance immediately.
Col.Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot