“We don’t condone criminality,” SSPDF chief warns Gen. Moses Lokujo

General Johnson Juma Okot, Chief of the SSPDF speaks to a contact during Shirkat incident |Photo: Thessherald.

Oct 1, 2020 (Thessherald)—The chief of the South Sudan’s People Defence Forces (SSPDF), Gen. Johnson Juma Okot who’s also Co-chair of the Joint Defense Board (JDB) has warned the newly defected commander, Maj. Gen. Moses Lokujo against returning the country to war.

Gen. JJ Okot made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing the nation on what had transpired in Kajo-Keji between the SSPDF and SPLA-IO forces.

Gen. Okot pointed out that the SSPDF has well-established command structures and does not condone behavior that amounts to criminality and indiscipline.

“These forces had broken away from the SPLM/A-IO and joined the SSPDF – we don’t condone criminality, we don’t condone insubordinate behavior, we don’t condone people who take laws into their own hands. We have structures… we have laws that governs our conduct of operations,” said Gen. Johnson Juma in a joint press conference on Tuesday.

The Joint Defense Board (JDB) – a body charged with overseeing the operations of the armed forces, called on the general public to remain calm while investigating the matter and summoning the ring leaders.

Major-General Moses Lokujo and other accomplices are reported to have arrived in Juba this morning after being summoned for investigation.

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