JUBA – South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) has accused the opposition armed faction, National Salvation Front (NAS), led by General Thomas Cirilo Swaka of committing atrocities against civilians along major roads in the country.
Early this month, nine truck drivers from Uganda and Kenya were killed in separate attacks along Juba-Yei and Juba-Nimule highways.
Their trucks were vandalized and torched by suspected insurgents belonging to the National Salvation Front.
The brutal attack forced truck drivers’ leaders to suspend transporting cargo to South Sudan.
“All of us are aware of insecurity that is happening along the roads. National Salvation Front was not part and parcel of the 2018 R-ARCSS that is why you can see a lot of ambushes along the roads,” said David John, Public relation officer of National Security during a press conference in Juba yesterday.
John said the National Security will join hands with other security actors to improve the security situation along the roads.
“Stabilization of security is not the work of national security alone; we deter, prevent and curtail crimes from happening,” he said.
“We are answerable to civil authority and at the same time our mandate is to protect the will of the people, we protect the freedom of the people, adding that some of the minor cases that are happening in the country are isolated cases.”
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