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NLA discusses conduct of SPLA in Maridi

Author : Junior Ali | Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The SPLA says it is monitoring the discussions in the parliament about the conduct of its forces towards civilians.

Yesterday, a Member of Parliament representing Maridi, Justin Marona, told the assembly that residents have complained that a unit of SPLA soldiers is causing insecurity in the area.

Marona said one person was killed in the town by forces from the unit and others forced to flee the town.

However, the SPLA Spokesperson, Colonel Phillip Aguer says he does not know about the unit of the SPLA soldiers manhandling civilians in Maridi town.

“No, I don’t know about it,” Col Aguer told Eye Radio.

“But in general, there are a lot of statements and speeches that the assembly and the councils of the assembly or council of state are discussing about the SPLA.

“So we need not to react to statements or motions; we will wait for the decisions that will be passed by the assembly on the conduct of the army.”

Early in June, three people were killed and several others displaced in a fighting in the area.

This followed a grenade attack on a slaughterhouse in a cattle camp near the town on Sunday, killing seven cows.

The community at the cattle camp then reacted to the attack. Shops and houses were burned during the clashes, according to officials there.

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