After suffering a humiliating defeat in the nearly two weeks fight in Western side of Kajo-Keji County following its incursion into SPLA-IO controlled areas, the regime decided to deploy agents of the South Sudan National Security Service and the Military Intelligence to the West Nile region of Uganda and in Kampala to supposedly kidnap, extradite or in difficult situation assassinate Senior Members of the SPLM/A IO.

Press Release
06/04/2018

JOINED OPERATIONS AGAINST THE SPLA IO IN PROGRESS ALONG THE BORDER OF UGANDA AND LOL STATE.

After suffering a humiliating defeat in the nearly two weeks fight in Western side of Kajo-Keji County following its incursion into SPLA-IO controlled areas, the regime decided to deploy agents of the South Sudan National Security Service and the Military Intelligence to the West Nile region of Uganda and in Kampala to supposedly kidnap, extradite or in difficult situation assassinate Senior Members of the SPLM/A IO.

The notorious kidnappers under the command of 1st Lt. Lemi Polondoro are being directed by Isaac Moro who claims to be the Coordinator for the South Sudan Embassy in Arua District. The group is sent with much money for bribing individual officers to facilitate their evil plan of abduction and deportation. As I write, two wounded soldiers, two officers of the SPLA IO and an ambulance driver have been arrested and detained in Koboko. There is also a crackdown for South Sudan refugees along the border towns and some areas in Kampala on the basis that they are supporters and sympathisers of the SPLM/A IO.

The SPLA IO condemn such dubious activity of the regime in Juba and calls upon the Uganda government to prevent the spill-over of the insecurity from South Sudan by cracking down those elements sent to carryout operational activities with contempt in breach of the territorial integrity of Uganda. The SPLA IO maintains its honest respect to the government if Uganda as usual.

Secondly, on 05/04/2018 at about 1:32pm, the ethnic regime in Juba combined with JEM militias attacked the SPLM/A IO positions in Uyu-juku (Dem Ziber) and Sabo areas of Raja. The forces were supported with 5 Land Cruisers mounted with 12.7mm during the attack. However, the SPLA IO forces defeated and repulsed the attackers with heavy losses. Our forces captured 23 Ak-47, 4 RBG, 3 PKM in good condition, and destroyed one land cruiser pickup. 25 enemy’s death bodies counted and several injured as blood trails could be seen

The SPLA IO calls upon CTSAMM and UNMISS to investigate these events as soon as possible so that truth is established.

The resistance continues.

Col. Lam Paul Gabriel
SPLA IO Deputy Military Spokesperson

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