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S. Sudan’s VIP protection unit disobeying commands – trainers

Government’s part of VIP protection unit (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

January 31st 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Members of South Sudan’s VIP protection unit who are being trained in Garam village are reportedly disobeying commands from the trainers, Nyamilepedia has been told.

The government and opposition groups are working to form a transitional government next month which is provided for in the revitalized peace agreement signed by the South Sudan parties in September 2018.

One of the conditions for forming a unity government is the creation of a joint VIP protection force which will protect senior government and opposition figures.

Based on the revitalized peace deal the force should be ready before the formation of the revitalized peace agreement.

The VIP unit is being trained at Garam currently but trainers said the members of the unit are disobeying orders.

“The forces paraded in front of us is for IO and SSOA without SSPDF which is not a good image, we are here as JDB team here as an IO, SSOA and SSPDF we are united delegation,” Joint Technical Security Committee Training Adviser, Major General James Puok Deng, said.

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