January 7, 2017(Nyamilepedia) ——South Sudan armed opposition allied to Dr. Riek Machar has captured and in firm control of Morobo County in Central Equatoria State yesterday, SPLA-IO spokesperson has confirmed in a press release extended to Nyamilepedia news desk. . The fall of Morobo County, in south of Yei, has put Kaya at risk of being captured by forces loyal to former vice president Dr. Riek Machar.
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Morobo County was captured from South Sudan armed forces in respond to their provocative actions.
“This morning the bases of the gallant SPLA-IO forces under the command of Cdr Major General Kenyi Lobong and Major general Mabieh Gaar were attacked by ruthless SPLA-IG forces in Morobo County of Central Equatoria State (CES). In respond, the gallant forces of SPLA-IO forces pursued and defeated the ruthless SPLA-IG elements, killing several on spot. Now the gallant SPLA-IO forces are in full and complete control of Morobo County,” Col. William Gatjiath has said in a press statement he sent to Nyamilepedia.
Col. Gatjiath reported that his forces of Anya-nya Division under overall command of Major General Patrick Ohiti Chapuho and Brig Gen James Odungo, around Torit, captured Hilieu, Tutumore, Ibalany-Faira (Lokono), Letere and Isaloro. According to him, the capture of such areas has led to close down of Torit-Juba road, Torit-Hilieu road and Torit-Magwi road. Col. William Gatjiath, in his statement, said South Sudan reinforcing forces yesterday entered from Mogiri to Torit through the bushes of Ohiri looting and destroying, along the way, properties belonging to civilians. Civilians said they witnessed South Sudan forces destroying crops and set a bunch on fire.