South Sudan Soldiers Who Defected From Nasir Arrive Pagak GHQs
In the first week of March 2016, Nasir town was hit by clashes between the forces belong to the Government of South Sudan and South Sudan armed opposition for what the latter described as “violation of peace agreement by the Government”. The reason for the defection of the SPLA-Juba is to SPLA-IO is still unknown but the Government’s forces in their confinement in Wec-Yaradiu, where they only exist in small portion in the whole county, are living under unfavorable conditions, civilians deserted the town and moved to Mandeng, about 5 km away from Nasir, the administrative area of the SPLM/SPLA [IO] in Nasir County.
Although reasons are not given as to what has made the defectors, not Prisoners of War, to be taken to Pagak, SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Major Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot says 5 Kiir’s soldiers who defect to their camp are well-fed, physically fit and high in spirit.
“Five (5) SPLA soldiers who defected in Nasir town to SPLA-IO are in safe-conduct in Pagak GHQs. The Sudan’s People Liberation Movement/Army would like to inform the general public that the defectors are in good care, healthy and being kept in safe-conduct by the administration of the Headquarters. We, the Sudan’s People Liberation Movement/Army in opposition call for the Government of South Sudan to exercise the same in spirit of smooth implementation of the ARCSS,” says Dickson Gatluak.
Nyamilepedia neither reaches newly appointed South Sudan army spokesman Gen Lul Ruai Koang for confirmation nor contacts Dickson Gatluak for clarification. Sudan’s People Liberation Army would like also to inform the general public that our generals from join integrated police or JIP flight to Juba today as part of implementation of the ARCSS, Dickson reassures the public.