Maiwut, 30/05/2020 (RB)—After a long stand still on its leg, the Provisional Military and Political Council finally came into agreement with the South Sudan Defense Forces under the commander in chief, the president of the republic, H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit.
The group was a sub unit that broke away from SPLA-IO forces under the First Vice President, H.E, Dr. Machar. General Ochan Puot headed the break-way movement last year September following a misunderstanding within SPLA-IO faction forces. The Gen, hailing from Cie-Waw sub clan of the Eastern Jikany community accused the SPLA-IO forces of carrying out massacre against his people.
The rogue general accused the commander in chief of SPLA-IO, Dr. Riek Machar directly by alluding that he commissioned Khor Chuol and Pal Kun Kek to kill Cie-Waw civilian resulting to his then defection. This then led to both groups engaging in fierce battles displacing and killing civilians. The conflict then partially ended but General Ochan declared his allegiance to the government but continued to stand on his own. It was then after this long that he finally made up his mind and accepted integration into SSDF.