Senior General: No Unilateral Ceasefire without Machar in Pagak GHQs

Dr. Riek Machar, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of SPLM/A (IO) (Photo/file)

Dr. Riek Machar, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of SPLM/A (IO) (Photo/file)

April 29, 2017 (Nyamilepedia) —— A nonsense talk from biased organizations has been circulating that a unilateral ceasefire between the two warring parties in South Sudan should be declared. There will be no unilateral ceasefire from the side of the SPLM in Opposition if Dr. Riek Machar, the leader of the largest armed movement in South Sudan is not relocated to his Pagak GHQs to convince his forces the logic behind the so-called ceasefire that President Salva Kiir always violates to the letter, says a strongly worded statement from SPLM-IO senior commander in Pagak GHQs.

Lt. General Wesley Welebe Samson, the SPLM/A-IO Deputy Chief of Staff for Training says in a statement extended to Nyamilepedia that the world that has been appeasing Salva Kiir has come out again with the notion of a ceasefire that would only allow him to reorganize his forces to launch more deadly attacks on civilians. Salva Kiir was not condemned when he indiscriminately committed atrocities on civilians in Parjok, Wau and Waat, and recently in Wau Shilluk and Kodok in Upper Nile, he should retreat from all these areas he occupied from 8 July 2016. There is a need for immediate deployment of a Regional Protection Force to South Sudan so that civilians can move about without fear in the government-held territories because they would be protected by the protection force.

Gen. Wesley also accused Governor Joseph Ngere, the Governor of Amadi State by allowing the government forces properties from civilians. South Sudan army, according to him, looted fifty goats, large crop storages, and livestock from in the villages in Mundri East County within this month. He said the only way to restore peace is to renegotiate ARCSS without the involvement of IGAD that lost neutrality in the South Sudan conflict while removal of Machar’s travel restriction is the gateway to a better and faithful of the negotiation of the peace process. Whenever a war breaks out, civilians run to the side of the SPLM-IO because they know we protect them, unlike the other side that kills them based on their ethnicities. We want the government of South Sudan to allow humanitarian services to reach the civilian populous without hindrance, says Machar’s  deputy General Chief of Staff for Training in the

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