By Lt. Col. Lam Paul Gabriel
Deputy Military Spokesperson SPLA IO
This evening of 5/05/2017, a government reinforcement to post Mangat met their fate when they clashed with the gallant force of Anyanya division along Juba – Nimule highway at about 1900 hrs.
A Lt Col identified to be the brother of Maj Gen. Kuol Malith and 21 government militias perished, 7 AK47 and 1 PKM recovered in good condition. One truck destroyed with all their supplies.
The SPLA IO would like to caution the civil populations and NGOs not to collaborate with the government militias by providing logistics such as private vehicle to aid their transportation. It has come to our attention that the government have been using our Civilians as human shield when traveling while transporting their military supplies. we urge our civilians to avoid their company and not engage with them at any capacity.
Viva SPLA IO
Viva Dr. Riek Machar