South Sudanese military officer killed by govt security following peace agreement

July 4, 2016 OPINION/NEWS

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

 

By

Dukhan Jundit

A Military Intelligence Officer from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) /In Opposition (SPLM-IO) was shot dead on Saturday in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.

Eyewitnesses said that Lt Col George Gismala was shot by security personnel where he died on the spot.

According to witnesses, the officer’s body was driven away by the security agencies from the government of South Sudan.

 

Colonel George Gismala

 

This is the first time such an incident has taken place since August last year when the Peace Agreement was signed between the two warring paties.

George Gismala is from the SPLM IO, one of the main rebel movements that had fought against the government for the last two years.

No statement has been issued by either party concerning the incident.

Many South Sudanese people question the commitment and implementation of the the Peace Agreement, particularly if the killing of a military officer occurs and is not acknowledged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dukhan Jundit

Dukhan is a freelance journalist in South Sudan having contributed to numerous publications and worked as News Editor for InterNews Radio in the Upper Nile State previously.

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