South Sudan

BREAKING: SPLA Moves To Arrest Fugitive Machar

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SPLA moved fast to arrest the former president and now mutineer but the latter eluded them and escaped using a boat.

“Machar managed to escape. He used his boat along the Nile and ended up in his village of Ado and went into Bentiu (the administrative capital of Unity) … the night before he attacked government institutions,” Benjamin said.

The Minister confirmed that it was under the command of Machar that Gen Gadet took over Bor town and at the same time under his command that Maj Gen James Koang took over Bentiu oil state.

Machar, according to the Minister, is now in Bentiu unity state where he fled to after surviving SPLA arrest yesterday.


Chimpreports reported exclusively that SPLA had shortlisted elite commandos to take back Bentiu and now it’s clear that they are moving not only to reclaim the state but to arrest the fugitive former vice president.

“Many SPLA troops (numbers not identified) are said to being transported to Bor to totally take and consolidate control of the town,” a source reported.

SPLA, according to the source, is already mobilising in a move to launch an assault on Bentiu, take it back and arrest Machar.

The same Former Affairs Minister was quoted saying that anyone who tries to take power by force shall be arrested and brought to courts of law, referring to the arrested 10 former Cabinet ministers.

Machar was at the start of the week accused of masterminding a coup which was unfortunately foiled by forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.

If arrested, Machar may face treason charges considering the number of people who have perished since the outbreak of the South Sudan tribal conflict.

Even when President Kiir agreed to meet Machar and his mutineers, the former vice president did not respond.

Mrs Garang, another powerful opposition diehard, too came out and put a condition of releasing former cabinet ministers if the talks are to take place.

SPLA forces are now on the move and we shall keep you updated as the events unfold.

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