SPLM/A-IO on Sunday claims that their base in Liengja in Mabaan county is under attack according to several eyewitnesses.
The attack came while fighting between the warring factions escalating in Equatoria region. After their forces were attacked three times on Sunday afternoon, SPLM/A-IO overrun the government outpost in the county and pledged to maintain it. An attempt by Mabaan youth to backup the government forces was not sustain.
“There is a fighting today. But it did not last long because the rebels are in control” according to local NGO worker in Mabaan.
Speaking to Kalany Mamoun, a senior IO media personality who believe that attack is being design to shattered the already fragile peace agreement by the government may escalate across the country.
Kalany recently call for the resignation of the Defense Minister, Madam Angelina Teny blaming her for not acting while SPLM/A-IO forces are under attack by the government army in Morota military training camp.
“I am not allowed to speak to media because our spokesperson, Williams Gatjiath will shortly send out a press release regarding this situation. However, this is all I can say. IO is under attack in Mabaan and more troop are being load from Unity State to Upper Nile to counter Gen. Olony.” Kalany told Ramciel.
The same issue was reported by former SPLM/A-IO spokesperson Dickson Gatluak Joak Nyuot early today.