UNMISS kicks off airlifting SPLA-IO troops to Juba from Malakal

Malakal – The United Nation Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) has begin airlifting the troops from SPLA in Opposition who are going to Juba as part of implementing the peace agreement signed last year by the two parties to end the bloodiest brotherly conflict in South Sudan.

“Protection unit from Join integrated police or JIP from Malakal is expected to touch down at juba international airport around 4:00pm local time” Said Dickson Gatluak Jok Nyuot

The first group, 40 in number, is being uplifted today from Malakal Airport to Juba and the exercise shall continue tomorrow. A total of 230 individuals will be transported via Malakal Airport before the exercise is shifted to Pagak HQ and Tharjiath of Unity State respectively. The troops coming from Western Equatoria will move by land to Juba.

This latest progress in the security would mean overall progress in implementing the entire peace agreement as this will speed up the arrival of the First Vice President designate, Dr. Riek Machar, who is also the C-in-C of SPLA-IO and the Chairman of SPLM-IO.

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