Government troops prepare to attack rebel forces in Kajo Keji

Col. Lam Paul Gabriel. Photo: File

Juba, July 10, 2018 (SSNA) — Government forces are on the move to attack SPLA-IO positions in Central Equatoria’s Kajo Keji country, rebel deputy military spokesman Col. Lam Paul Gabriel said.

The accusation comes barely a day after rebels rejected a Uganda-drafted peace proposal, calling it “Juba’s project” designed to impede the peace process.

In a statement obtained by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA), Lam explained that Yei River State’s Governor, Emmanuel Adil, left the town of Kaya with government troops Tuesday evening heading to Kajo Keji and that their intention is to attack the armed opposition outposts.

“The regime’s Governor of Yei River State Emmanuel Adil has this evening the 10/07/2018 left Kaya to Kajo keji via Koboko, Yumbe, and Moyo. The intention is to attack SPLA IO bases in Kajo keji county,” Col. Lam said.

The SPLA IO calls on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) to hold Governor Adil responsible for what he described as “already violating the signed permanent ceasefire by moving forces and also for any clashes that may result from these movements.”

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