Pagak-SPLA-IO Chief of General staff to Juba Simon Gatwech Dual will be travelling to Juba a head of Dr.Machar with other high ranking military officers from Pagak as well as non commission officers or NCOs. The top military leader is going to participate in swearing in ceremony on Monday.
In separate development, SPLA/ IO leadership strongly condemned this new militarization and recent clashes in Unity state from the government allied militias under command of Gen Mathew Pul Jang.
In response to the false allegations made by John Bol Mayak, Commissioner of Mayom County that 2,472 heads of cattle were raided in the attacks carried out by the armed opposition forces for the last two days. As such claim that the IO is looting cattle is not true, It’s the government allied militias who came out from Wangkei and Bentiu town and carried out attacks on our defensive positions in Tuarkiel,Waak Payam and other locations in Rubkona county. Their main purpose was to expand their military operation on the ground and that they tried to push out our forces from their assembling points. This is very unfortunate that government allied militias keep on disturbing the peace and operate independently with no order or unity of command from military Headquarters in Juba.
SPLA/IO calls for Gen. Malong to cease violations of the agreement and continuation of attacks on our defensive position in Western Bhar el Ghazal and Western Equartoria and respect the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan ARCISS)