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Public asked to report rogue SPLA soldiers

Author : Alhadi Hawari | Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The army is urging the public to report any act of indiscipline by soldiers to the General Headquarters.

Residents of Juba have been complaining about harassment by some soldiers from the army.

On the Dawn show today, listeners complained about the Boda Boda search which was done yesterday in Juba by the SPLA soldiers instead of traffic police.

They complained about soldiers forcing people in Gudele One to collect the garbage when the government was preparing for the third independence anniversary last week.

“Three days before the independence anniversary, some soldiers who were standing along Gudele One road forced traders and residents to collect garbage and put it in the trucks without any health protection measures like gloves,” said a listener.

Other residents say members of the national army confiscate valuables.

“You can get them drunk and they frisk people and take their money,” added another listener who declined to be named.

The SPLA spokesperson, Colonel Philip Aguer says it is the right of the people to report any case of harassment by soldiers.

“If citizens are subjected to abuse or harassment, it is their right to go and report it at the headquarters of the SPLA or any SPLA unit,” said Col Aguer.

Colonel Aguer warned the SPLA soldiers to respect the public.

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