Wangdunkon media 19/02/2016
UNMISS protection soldiers were denied to conduct the search for illegal weapons smuggled inside the protection camp by some elements from internationally displaced persons. During the incident last night and this morning, the army targeted Nuer and shilluk tribes within the protection of civilian camps or POCs burning down the local structures, killed 9 persons and 35 others wounded ,but the death tolls still counting up to now. The governor of Eastern Nile state Genral Chuol Thon who is responsible for the killing of innocent civilians needs to be brought to book and account for this.
The SPLA/IO condemns the ongoing attack on unarmed civilians in Malakal by Government forces. This is an act of cowardice. We condemn this attacked in strongest term possible. This is the continued state policy of extermination.
We are blaming the UNMISS for failing to execute its mandate again to protect the innocent civilians. UN and UNMISS instead of burying their heads in the sand should clearly come out and announce that they are powerless to execute their mandate of protecting unarmed civilians. Continuing to allow civilians to dodge live bullets under blankets is unacceptable. If UNMISS is handcuffed and can’t enforce their mandate, Let it relocate the remnants to safer areas which is the only excusable strategy.