May 16, 2018, Ten innocent civilians have been brutally massacred by the SPLA at Goli in Tore Payam of Yei River County. The victims include two pupils, two IDPs from Mundri, three guards of Emmanuel Christian College among others. They were mercilessly murdered in cold blood when the SPLA soldiers from Tore center sneaked out and inhumanely attacked the mentioned area.
It is shameful that such a condemnable tragedy continues to happen at the hands of Juba regime at a time when a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement to which it (Juba) is a party, is in force, and peace process is ongoing.
Filled with indignation, SPLM-IO leadership in Yei River State demand CTSAMM to investigate and verify this gross violation and hold those criminals behind the blatant act to account for this uncalled for loss.
We also call on the UNSC, AU, IGAD, Troika, EU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other rights bodies to exercise their responsibility by taking actions against the brutality and criminal negligence of the rotten regime of Kiir against defenseless civilians.
Wayi Godwill Edward
Office of the SPLM-IO Governor
Yei River State.