Currently, about 750 heavily armed elements, comprising 550 SSPDF forces and 250 Youth, mobilized by SSPDF from Pertet and Pibor of Greater Pibor Administrative Area are alleged to have left Pibor and heading to Pochalla County with intention to fight the Youth and communities of Pochalla. SSPDF, in the last month’s bombing and shelling of Civilians in the same location, were, in response by the Civilians, dislodged from the military bases and retreated to Pibor.
This recent move towards Pochalla is most likely to fight the civilians again to probably reclaim their bases.
This is a massacre in the making.
I am appealing to the President of the Republic of South Sudan to intervene and order SSPDF to STOP this operation. A nation’s army should never stoop that LOW to accept to battle with civilians; armed or not. There has to be other ways to negotiate through this Conflict. A National army is expected to protect not not brutalize own Civilians.
Bol Deng Bol