Breaking News: SPLM-IO has intercepted the assassination off Dr Riek Machar by Eric Prince of Blackwater in South Africa

cropped-img_1639-5Press Statement
08/12/2017

The SPLA IO is disturbed by yet another assassination attempt plan in the making and developing against our Chairman and Commander in Chief Dr. Riek Machar Teny by the Juba regime; this time on a foreign soil.

Source from inside Salva Kiir and his FVP Taban Deng Gai’s offices who are against the assassination plan confide to the SPLA IO that Gen. Taban Den Gai has contacted Eric Prince of Blackwater through Lol Gatkuoth to assassinate Dr. Riek to avoid his imminent return to South Sudan for fear of his(Taban) current position and political career.

It is not surprising that during the time the region and the world is seeking for peaceful solutions to the current war in South Sudan, the Juba regime wants to spoil it through the usual evil plan directed towards Dr. Riek Machar. The government is busy wasting money on killing instead of paying civil servants and buying food for its citizens who are dying every day due to starvation.

The SPLA IO therefore, calls upon the South African government who are holding Dr. Riek Machar illegally in detention and the IGAD countries who supported his detention in South Africa to stand responsible to protect him and take accountability if anything happens to him. The assassination of our Commander in Chief will be end of any chance of peace talks and the beginning of full scale war in South Sudan. The struggle continues.

Col. Lam Paul Gabriel
SPLA IO Deputy Military Spokesperson

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