Updates: Attempted Arrest Foiled, Dr. Machar is Safe – Spokesman
July 08, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Latest reports from the office of the First Vice President confirmed that the today’s meeting was a set-up to arrest the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, at the government’s stronghold – J1.
According to James Gatdet Dak, a small unit of Dr. Machar’s bodyguards fought back and have now rescued Machar to safety.
“This turned out to be a setup to arrest and possibly harm Dr. Machar. Fortunately, Dr. Machar’s bodyguards have managed to fight vigorously and rescued Dr. Machar. He is now safe! Meanwhile, fghting has continued.” Gatdet Dak said.
Gatdet confirmed that fighting took place at J1 while Dr. Riek was meeting president Salva Kiir at the heavily guarded palace but the forces of Dr. Riek Machar managed to rescue their leader.
“Fighting erupted inside J1, President Salva Kiir’s PALACE in the national capital, Juba. The President and his commanders attempted to arrest the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.” Gatdet said.
“This came after the President called for a meeting of the Presidency in his office with Dr. Machar and Vice President, James Wani Igga.” he continued.
While fighting continue, the SPLA spokesmen and President Kiir’s bodyguards could not be reached to comment on the situation.
More details to follow.