By Brig. Gen. Nyagwal Ajak,
Feb 18, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- UNMISS Protection Camp in Malakal town came under attack last night starting from 8:00pm to 4:00am by group of soldiers in Malakal jointly with Dinka Padang militants operating in the town executed this action despite Gen Chol Thon Balok, new Governor of so-called Eastern Nile State is currently in town for the last four days.
UNMISS Protection soldiers went out with their military tanks but could not return fire to protect Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) being killed by a group of soldiers operating in Malakal with their militants in joint operation against innocent civilians mainly from Shilluk and Nuer tribes in both camps attacked.
UNMISS soldiers prevented movement within the camp attacked, making it difficult to know how many innocent civilians under UNMISS protection killed and wounded throughout the night until when I spoke to my immediate uncle in the camp on the phone.
All the Dinka who were in UNMISS Protection camp in Malakal since war started deserted their camp after their tribal soldiers launched an attack and went away with attackers this early morning hours, leaving their camp deserted which means it is well planned and coordinated, the attack also involved weapons smuggled inside the camp illegally days back before incident.
According to the information I obtained from the camp, this problem started day before yesterday when UNMISS Protection Security Officers received sufficient security report that Dinka Internally Displaced Persons staying in Malakal UNMISS Protection Camp received illegal weapons smuggled from main town center into IDPs camp by their tribe security agents controlling the town since first week of July 2015 when SPLA- IO withdrew tactically from Malakal town. UNMISS protection soldiers wanted to conduct the search for illegal weapons smuggled inside the protection camp but Dinka Internally Displaced Persons refused to allow UNMISS Security to conduct the search for weapons then the attack happened last night at 8:00pm.
The UNMISS Protection soldiers failed to protect innocent civilians in UNMISS Protection Camp since war started and in most cases IDPs are killed by attackers in their present doing nothing in their watchful eyes to protect the dying innocent civilians.
Where is Peace Agreement international community is pushing [IO] so hard to implement when the Jieng Council of Elders’ government is not ready to respect terms of peace agreement? The Security Forces operating in Malakal town including Governor of so-called Eastern Nile state would have prevented this incident if they are not part of the operation that killed innocent civilians in PoC. Some days back, they blocked the road from Malakal UNMISS Protection Camp leading to Wau Shilluk IDPs camp; killing whoever found moving within this road from Shilluk tribe until now etc.
Update in PoC in Malakal
In respect to the attacks of civilians in UNMISS by Government’s forces in Malakal, I reported earlier today as above, here are more details have just received a focal person in UNMISS Malakal:
- Number of people confirmed dead are five (5) and the number of the wounded have risen to thirty five (35) people, they are currently undergoing treatment inside UNMISS camp.
- Nuer camp has been burned down completely because it is situated next to the Dinka camp and now Nuer have run to Chollo camp.
- This morning over seven hundred (700) Dinka soldiers well-armed went back to pick their remaining Dinka Internally Displaced Persons who did not manage to leave the UNMISS camp last night to Malakal town away from UNMISS Protection Camp. Attackers were using weapons and hand grenades to unarmed IDPs that is why many IDPS were wounded.
- The situation in IDPs camp is very bad now in UNMISS Camp in Malakal, I will keep you posted in case of any new development on situation there.
I am informed that UNMISS State Coordinator wants to meet Gen. Chol Thon Balok, Governor of so-called Eastern Nile State with his fake government present in town who planned this vicious attack on unarmed innocent civilians from Shilluk and Nuer tribes
Brig. Gen. Nyagwal Ajak is official Spokesperson of Agwelek Forces in SPLA-IO, he can be reached through email@example.com