Rebels hit border town of Nimule leaving three soldiers dead and destroying several Vehicles
July 5th, 2015(Nyamilepedia) – Rebel forces of the SPLM in Opposition under former South Sudan’s Vice President Dr. Riek Machar have struck the strategic border town of Nimule in Eastern Equatoria in a brief attack described by opposition sources as a “visit”.
The attack has send shockwaves across the region and in the capital Juba as concerns increase about safety of the road leading to Juba.
Reports obtained by Nyamilepedia indicates the South Sudanese town of Nimule has been attacked by rebel fighters belonging to the SPLM-in-Oppositon that is fighting President Salva Kiir’s regime in early hours of the day during the night.
According to information obtained directly from rebel sources, a small team of what they rebel sources described as special operations division entered the border town at night and hit Nimule Airport and army barracks in a gun battle that left three government soldiers dead with dozens of vehicles and equipment destroyed, the force then returned to it’s base in an unknown location without any casualties according to the opposition sources.
This is the third attack to hit the area in and around Nimule town by the rebels forces operating under command Lt. Gen. Martin Kenyi who also doubles as deputy chief of staff for orientation.
The rebel forces attacked the area of Rei and the military Baracks destroying two fuel tankers, five brand new Land Cruisers in addition to two bed trucks.
Nimule is considered a strategic town in South Sudan as all good entering and leaving the country pass through the border port town, it has the only paved road that leads directly to the Capital Juba and is considered a transportation lifeline for the country.
Opposition sources said it was a “surgical attack” to send a message to the regime that the forces where not far away.
No comments has been made by the army in Juba about the latest attack on the border town, however a government army source that cannot be identified told this report that the forces that attacked Nimule was repulsed.