NAS condemns the escalation of violence against civilians in Maban County, Upper Nile State
The leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS) on Tuesday condemned the violence against unarmed civilians in Maban County, Upper Nile State urging all the armed groups involved to cease targetting civilians and to allow humanitarian access to the areas affected.
NAS has also called on all civil society and human rights organizations to investigate the hostilities and hold accountable those culprits involved in the humanitarian catastrophe.
The concerns were voiced in an official press release dated January 19, 2021 and signed by the Spokesperson Mr. Suba Samuel.
“NAS condemns forms of violence on unarmed civilians including the displacement of civilians from their villages,” read the statement in part.
“The Leadership of NAS urges all the armed groups involved in the incidences to cease hostilities on civilians and to allow for humanitarian access to the affected areas”.
Under the rule of Salva Kiir, South Sudan has for years been spiraling down an abyss of never-ending ethnic-based conflicts that have resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent souls, the destruction of entire villages, the displacement of civilians, and a lot more.
However, the National Salvation Front (NAS) under the leadership of Gen. Thomas Cirillo has pledged to restore the dignity and unity of the people of South Sudan, and has gone as far as urging the suffering people to show “courage and resolve” for, according to its 2021-new-years-message “…no amount of threats, intimidation, and violence will ever defeat the courage and resolve of the people of South Sudan.”
NAS has also expressed solidarity with the innocent victims of the atrocities urging the local and international rights groups to look into it, and urging the armed warring parties to desist from targetting civilians.