March 16, 2015 (Nyamilepedia)—-Two Government officers were captured today in Gabat barrack after fierce battle that last for an hour between government forces and the SPLA forces under Brig. Gen. Gai Gatluak.
The captives who turn to be prisoners of war (POWs) are under special care in the Division -7 base. The SPLA –IO Spokesman for Div-7 Capt. Paul Malith Koang Riaw said they captured one war Tank, D30 Destroyed and Entire Crew Killed.
“Our gallants forces today captured two Government officers, and after a brief and precise investigation we found out that the two officers were Capt. Khor Makuach Deng Kunor from Jonglei State’s Uror County and Sgt. Gatmuon Lok Puoch also in Jonglei state but Ayod county” Said Capt. Malith Koang.
Captain Paul Malith said the evident of the two captives is the policy of Juba to put only loyal Nuer in the dangerous areas like Gabat so that they clear the way for their tribal soldiers (Gelweng) and Ugandan soldiers and to run when the loyal Nuer soldiers engaged with our gallantry SPLA.
Capt. Paul also verified the exact number of weapons captured on Sunday in Gabat.
In an interview on phone by Nyamilepedia Press Capt. Paul Malith Koang Riaw said their forces did a good job today, He noted saying they captured the following weapons in good condition;
• One (walid) tank type 130 in a good condition
• One SPG
• One B10
• Two 12 Machine Gun Russian type
• two 60 millimeter
• Eight PKM
• One RPG 10
• One 82 type of shelling machine gun
• 103 AK_M
Number of death and weapons destroyed from the enemies
“One D30 Machine gun has been destroyed and its entire crew killed after futile attempts to cross the river Nile toward Renk” Said Capt. Paul Malith Koang military orientation and spokesman for Division Seven.
Capt. Malith revealed that their forces killed 57 Soldiers mostly kids under ages from the government side, uncounted number drowned in the river Nile in vain and one General from Ugandan with rank of Colonel killed.
While Capt. Paul Malith Said they lost only 4 heroes and 15 other wounded in the battle.
This report is from the 7th infantry division spokesman Capt. Paul Malith Koang Riaw.