Latest: Shooting Subsided, Dr. Machar and President Kiir Still At J1
July 08, 206(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s guns have subsided a while ago after intense fighting outside Salva Kiir’s Palace. The presidency, Salva Kiir, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, and James Wani Igga, are still here calling for calm and restraint.
“This is a very unfortunate incident which none of us really knows what has happened, all we want to tell our public now is that they should remain calm, they should remain calm, this incident also will be controlled, and measures will be taken so that peace is restored even to the heart of the city itself,” Machar said in a recent press conference.
The intense fighting escalated to many parts of the city including Machar’s residence at Jebel Kunjur, Gumbo, Shirkat, and Hamarats.
A similar fighting between the presidential guards in December 2013 escalated to full scaled war which the leaders are still struggling to end today.
According to President Salva Kiir, no one knows what instigated the fighting but Kiir remains positive that the principles will restraints their respective forces and restore the situation.
“What is happening outside is something that we cannot explain to you…Three of us were sitting inside here meeting, discussing the situation of yesterday what happened in Gudele and then talking about what we can do in the implementation of the agreement and to build confidence among the forces and the civil population.” Kiir briefed the press at his residence where the three leaders met.
“So now this thing have started before we could even finish and we were actually after finishing I was going to give a statement on the occassion of the independence of South Sudan tomorrow, and then Dr Riek was also going to make statement reassuring people about what happened yesterday.” He continued.
Following a shooting at Gudele suburbs last evening, the Secruity Situation in the capital remained tense.
Forces of the United Nations, who are deployed in the capital to keep peace came out in large number to break the fight, however, little seems to have been achieved.
The Security Council is expected to meet this afternoon to deliberate and come up with measures to curtails this deteriorating security situation in South Sudan.