South Sudan’s army rivals discuss peace agreement

South Sudan’s army rivals, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), and the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF), met yesterday in Waat, the capital of Bieh State to deliberate on how best the two armies should implement the peace agreement.

According to the SPLA(IO) deputy Spokesman, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, the two armies representatives have agreed to allow freedom of movement and accessibility as directed by their two chief of staffs.

“Yesterday the 10/11/2018, a meeting between the SPLA-IO and SSPDF in Waat, Bieh State resolved the following.” Col. Lam Said.

“Freedom of movement and accessibility as directed by our two Chief of staffs but those traveling will have to carry departure order and unarmed.” He continued.

The two armies further agreed that each side should hold criminals and specially cattle raiders, who hide in their areas, accountable.

“Cross cutting Criminals should be controlled particularly cattle raiders, murderers etc., should be apprehended” Reads part of the report.

The delegates have further agreed to disseminate the protocols of the peace agreement to the local authorities and Political leadership to streamline the network.

SOURCE: Nyamile

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