SPLA-IO COMMANDER OF PAGERI BRIGADE. BRIG. GEN DAVID KOCU CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL OF SSPDF FROM CIVILIAN FASCILITIES AND AREAS IN PAGERI COUNTY AS STIPULATED IN THE PEACE AGREEMENT
Juba, 24.12.2019. Just on the eve of the Christmas day, the commander of Pageri Brigade, Anyanya Division of SPLA-IO, sent a strongly worded message to the chairman of Joint Defense Board (JDB) and chief of staff of SSPDF, calling him to evacuate the SSPDF from the civilian areas in Pageri County as stipulated in the peace agreement.
The call from brigadier Kocu David came after several months of assembling his forces in the cantonment area at Aswa. He cites several reasons regarding the urgency of the situation. These include the continued occupation of civilian facilities by SSPDF, arbitrary harassment of civilians along Nimule-Juba road, destruction of properties (including cutting fruit trees), etc.
Please see the attatched Part 1, 2 & 3 below. Pageri Brigade Anynya Division urgent calls out the goverment of Kiir and urges SSPDF withdrawals from Civilian areas to includes from schools and churches. Part 1 , Part 2 & Part 3