Nov 8, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State confirmed that a senior SPLA-IO general, Maj. Gen. James Nando, the Former Division 9B commander of Sector 6 has defected and attacked areas this morning in Western Equatoria state.
According to Hon. William Baiki, the Executive Director in the Office of the Governor, the attacked happened this morning at 6am as Maj. Gen. Nando declares his defection to the SSPDF.
“Today 08.11.2020 @6am, the forces loyal to the Former Div 9B commander of Sector 6 SPLA-IO Maj Gen James Nando who defected early this year on 26.03.2020 to SSPDF crossed into territory of Central Africa Republic and attacked Sheleka in (Bambouti) just 3Km away from Source Yubu West.” Said Hon. Baiki.
“The fighting between the defected group and Sheleka occured @6am and lasted for 1hr and half according to the SSPDF and NSS officers in Source Yubu.” Baiki added.
Based on the reports from South Sudan National Security Service and SSPDF in the area, the defected group killed the Executive Director and one of the Colonel in charge of Administration of the Sheleka barracks.
On the side of defected group loyal to Gen James Nando, the casualties are yet to be disclosed.
Hon Baiki reiterated that the Western Equatoria government is concerned and dismayed by this barbaric act by the negative forces loyal to the former General who defected to the SSPDF early this year.