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Military confrontation between NSS and prisoners resolved: Interior Minister

Minister of Interior Michael Chianjiek and Deputy Minister of Information Lily Albino briefing the media in Juba on 29th August 2018 (File photo)

October 7th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s Interior Minister Michael Chiangjiek Gey announced this afternoon that armed confrontation at South Sudan National Security Headquarters in Juba has been resolved peacefully.

The Minister announced on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) that the armed confrontation has been resolve with the intervention of community leaders as well as senior government officials.

Gey said the prisoners who took control of the National Security facility in the early hours of Sunday have now agreed that they will hand over the weapons they took from security guards back to the National Security and return back to their cell.

During the early hours of Sunday, prisoners led by former National Security officer Captain Kerbino Wol disarmed guards on service that morning and took control of the National Security Headquarters in the national capital Juba.

The standoff started at 11:30s PM South Sudan’s local time on Saturday according to the source which said the standoff between the two side is likely to cause chaos in the notorious national security facility.

“The breaking into the national security’s Blue House started at 11:30s in the night on Saturday and the anticipated clashes can happen any time this Sunday as the prisoners are demanding that they are granted guarantee that they will be served with due process as some of them are detained arbitrarily,” the source said.

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