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Top SPLA-IO General Killed in Lelo Clashes

October 19, 2016 | No comment
Gen. Mujahid Abiel

A top commander with the rank of a major general in the Shilluk militia,was killed in last week clashes on west bank areas near Malakal town in Eastern Nile between Aguelek and SPLA last week, a spokesman of the Aguelek forces said.

Aguelek forces are an ethnic Shilluk militia aligned with the SPLM-IO rebel group and commanded by General Johnson Olony.

Maj. Gen. Nyagwal Ajak Deng, the group’s military spokesman, in a statement yesterday said that the SPLA-IO rebel faction of Riek Machar lost Maj. Gen. Mujahid Abel in the clashes that erupted at Lelo and Wajwok areas near Malakal. He explained that the top rebel commander was shot during fighting and that he later succumbed to his wounds and died.

Nyagwal accused government of dishonouring the signed peace agreement after Riek Machar fled Juba after July events.