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Civilians flee Nasir as armed youth clash with SSPDF

Author: Michael Daniel | Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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Armed youth clashed with SSPDF forces after some lone soldiers allegedly shot at civilians in Nasir County, Upper Nile State over the weekend, according to are Commissioner.

Duol Kun Thian says some elements in the SSPDF on Sunday opened fire on some youth who were fishing in a swampy area, killing two and wounding another.

The second incident, according to the commissioner, occurred on Sunday when some soldiers allegedly attacked civilians at Där-Wech.

“On Saturday 10th February at around 10:00 PM, about 5 Youths from Kurmuot-Two Payam of Ulang County went Fishing at the swampy area a few miles away from Wechyar-Adiw Military Barrack.

“By then, some SSPDF elements left the Wechyar-Adiw Military Barrack and opened fire on the Fishing Youth, unfortunately, two youths were killed instantly, and one was critically wounded.

“On Sunday 11th February at around 6:00 AM, again some SSPDF elements left the Military Barrack and attacked civilians at Där-Wech Kuany-Lual-Thɔään. As a result, a full confrontation between elements of SSPDF and Youth erupted,” he narrated to Eye Radio on Monday.

” Houses were burned properties are looted and 2000 civilians we displaced,” he added.

When contacted, the army spokesperson of Army Major General Lul Ruai Koang confirmed the confrontation, describing it as a misunderstanding.

” We had about five soldiers that had gone to do fishing. Some civilians were also doing the same. We do not know what happened. The two teams that were on the fishing mission, quarreled, then they fought among themselves.

As a result, Gen. Lul Ruai said, one civilian was killed, and a soldier was wounded.

Gen. Lul also confirmed the second incident saying, “There was also another misunderstanding, and as a result, they fought among themselves.

He attributed the clashes to rival over resources. “It was a misunderstanding of a resource, whether fish are scarce or there was another cause. But of course, the cost is not politically motivated, it is just a fight.






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