Some force which identify themselves as “rescue mission force” and parts of SPLA-IO have threatened to overrun Juba saying that “we will not spare anyone”
The force said they have literally made a seige on Juba from different directions: some are from Mundari land, others are from Western and Eastern Equatoria, predominantly from Zande, Topossa, Ma’di, Didinga, among other tribes and members of the SPLA IO forces in those areas.
“…. we have to rescue our people from these tribal gangs. This Country belong to us all and we have to sacrifice for its total betterment. We are going to Juba. In fact Juba is now under seige and we have to rescue our people” ~ James Hakim, a member of the said rescue mission force told Wangdunkon Media
This comes following the unilateral cease fire declare today by the government.
Asked on that regards, Hakim had this to say: “We don’t know what is their intentions of declaring this ceasefire, but we are surely going to see our people there. We will need to see our people and our leader”
Asked on who is their leader, Hakim said “Our leader is Riek Machar. He is a man of peace. His safety is very important to us and for this Country” he said.
Fighting has stopped in Juba but tension continue to be high in other areas like Torit, Malakal and Bentiu. Hostilities are also anticipated in Western Bahr el Gazel
So far, there is no development reported from the “reactive” White Army from all their locations and there seems to be no indication that they will fight.