South Sudan

Prisoners Escape Giada Amid Gunfire

this geneva;”>ambulance sans-serif; color: #292f33; background-color: #f5f8fa; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;”>According to National Courier, SPLA has revealed that a number of prisoners including those arrested for Juba Massacre escaped during the recent shootout at Giada.

Not long ago, 100 SPLA soldiers were reportedly arrested in abid to prosecute them over the extensive killings that rocked Juba, the capital of South Sudan following the outbreak of the conflict.

Others were taken prisoner for related offenses committed in the same period.

As per reports, these prisoners and many others utilised the recent clash between army personnel to secure their “illegal freedom”.

The Giada incident involved SPLA commando units; Tiger Division and Jamus which clashed along tribal lines.


Heavy explosions were afterwards reported at the main South Sudanese army stock point at Giada barracks in Juba city.

Five commandos perished and three were reported wounded from the fighting which started on a Wednesday morning over disagreements on salaries.

The chaos was linked to one Commando Unit’s commander, Brig. Gen. Gatweach whose whereabouts remain a mystery.

While many lost their lives at Giada, Bilpham and Jabel, prisoners saved their lives by escaping the dungeons.

Credit: National Courier

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