The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A – IO) has confirmed its base being attacked and tried to be overran by its rogue general who defected to government.
According to the office of IO spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel, Gen. Moses Lokujo attacked the training base at 6am on Thursday morning.
This morning the 26/11/2020, at about 6:00am, the defected force of Maj. Gen. Moses Lokujo who is now under the command and control of the SSPDF attacked the SPLA-IO component of Protection force for Morota Unified Training Centre, in complete violation of the permanent ceasefire.
The attacking force killed one SPLA-IO soldier and wounded two others, while clashes is still ongoing as they planned to overrun the Training Centre.
The SPLA-IO leadership calls upon the SSPDF command to restrain Maj. Gen. Lokuj (who is currently under the command and control of the SSPDF), from the continuous aggression against the SPLA-IO forces in the greater Yei area.
It should also be noted that the forces in Morota Training Centre are not only SPLA-IO forces but a component of the unified forces under the command and control of the JTSC and JDB. Therefore, attacking this force is not only a violation but a direct attack against the Security Arrangement in particular and the R-ARCSS in general.
The SPLA-IO therefore, calls upon the CTSAMVM and JDB to investigate this violation and bring those responsible to book as soon as possible. Peace!
Col. Lam Paul Gabriel
SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson”
Gen. Moses Lokujo who defected to the government is said to be waging war against his former boss’s forces in Central Equatoria’s Kajo Keji.