NAS units on maximum readiness as Kiir pulls reinforcements from all divisions across South Sudan
The leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS) has directed all its units to immediately observe a state of maximum readiness to defend themselves and civilians after Salva Kiir’s SSPDF General Headquarters (GHQs) in Juba ordered all military divisions in the country to contribute troops for what is believed to be imminent aggression on NAS defensive positions.
According to a press release issued today by the NAS Spokesman Suba Samuel, “..following this order [to contribute troops to the GHQs], enemy reinforcements have started arriving in the enemy’s bases of Liria, Lo’bonok, Kajo-Keji, Yei, Mundri and Maridi areas…”.
The statement further strongly advised against movements in all major roads where the government offensive is expected to concentrate. The cautionary travel advisory is to evade the possibility of civilians caught up in the crossfire.
Salva Kiir’s regime, often in concert with Machar’s SPLM-IO, has been constantly attacking NAS defensive positions, destroying villages, and displacing thousands of civilians. These acts of aggression are in total disregard of a Cessions of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) signed on 21st December 2017 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, and the Rome Declaration signed on 20th January 2020 in Rome Italy.
NAS has always stayed true to its word and remains committed to the same agreements. However, it reverses the right to self-defense.