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Peace signatory group came under attack by gov’t forces: statement

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Trust-building meeting between SSPDF and SPLA-IO commanders on 10 November 2018 (Photo SPLM-IO)
May 1, 2019 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese group signatory of the revitalized peace agreement accused the governor of Gbudue State of attacking its fighters in their cantonment camp on in the early morning of Wednesday.

In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) condemned, in the strongest term possible, an assault on its cantonment base in Basukangbi County, saying the attack by ordered by the Gbudue State’s"high authority".

"This is a blatant and intentional violation of CoHA and R-ARCSS’" said the SSNMC.

The statement said the assailants captured the wife and five children of SSNMC sector Commander, in charge of the forces at the cantonment, plus an unknown number of civilian boys.

The former rebel group which is a faction of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance, further said the authorities of Gbudue State are not in favour of SSOA cantonment in the State.

Also, the SSNMC said the government authorities used a visit by the ceasefire monitoring body on 26 April to identify their cantonment site before to attack it on 1 May at 04:00 am.

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  • 2 May 15:12, by Eastern

    Once attacked, just FIGHT BACK! Why do you report and actually report to WHO...?!

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    • 2 May 15:57, by jubaone

      Eastern
      SSNMC must be either foolish or just complacent. You dont take your wife and kids to cantonment areas, as if that were an official army barracks. No. Its risky. These foolish arrow boys need a serious whooping on their butts. Poor intelligence, outgunned, outnumbered, Bakasoro can only wait for God to intervene.

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  • 3 May 15:57, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    This arrow boys are running mad. The so called sector commander was in the bushes, he came back and was given the rank of Lt Col in Wild life in Yambio. He has now gone back just to promote himself as General. What a confusion. General is the second highest rank in the military and is not easily got in normal military command.

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