June 26th, 2019(Nyamilepedia) —On Wednesday, the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) said it had learned with deep sadness the brutal killing of two unarmed civilians by Government’s SSPDF forces in Mugwo, and called on the CTSAMM and other peace monitoring bodies to investigate the incident and oversee compliance with the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement in hotspot zones.
“The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition SPLM (IO) leadership in Yei River State is saddened to learn the brutal killing of two unarmed youth by SSPDF at Mugwo Payam.” Said Goodwill.
In a press statement extended to the Nyamilepedia on Wednesday, the Spokesperson for the Governor of Yei River State, Wayi Godwill narrated that, the two civilians were arrested on June 14th while heading to Ginjani Market. They were arbitrarily imprisoned behind bars, brutally murdered and their bodies dumped six miles away from Yei River State.
“The two deceased were kidnapped on June 14th 2019 while on their way from Wundukori to Ginjani Market at Mugwo Payam in Yei River County. They were then taken to Yei town where they were arbitrarily detained at Amia Barracks. They were later summarily executed and their bodies were found dumped at 6 Miles (Tikasu) along Yei-Kaya road on June 22nd 2019.” he explained.
The SPLM (IO) leadership in the State urged the Government to respect the provisions of the Revitalized Agreement and called upon the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) to probe into this latest violation and ensure that, the ringleaders of these atrocities are held accountable.
“The leadership sends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families and the entire people of Mugwo Payam.
While the leadership urges the incumbent government as one of the signatories to the R-ARCSS to respect its provisions and put a stop to atrocities against civilians, it equally calls upon CTSAMM and UNMISS to investigate this fresh violation of the R-ARCSS and ensure that the perpetrators are held accountable.” he added.
The South Sudanese Parties signed an agreement in September last year to end a five-year civil war, characterized by grave human rights abuses committed against unarmed civilians