PMPC denies instigating provocations to interrupt farming activities

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Oct 25, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Provisional Military and Political Council (PMPC), an integrated armed group allied to the Kiir administration, has denied instigating flagrant provocations against rival Gajaak communities to disrupt farming activities in areas along the Sobat River.

In recent days, the PMPC forces have been accused of conducting provocative activities after multiple shots were fired from Turuw, an area situated just a few kilometers away from Maiwut.

Speaking to Thessherald on Saturday, a senior PMPC official dismissed the accusations and said they don’t have any military bases in Turuw.

“This is an unfounded allegation by the anti-peace elements, we do not have forces in Turuw as claimed,” said a senior PMPC official who requested anonymity.

“It was a firearm function test of a gun that had spent two years without being lubricated – and these are different forces trying to find out if their gun was still under normal mechanical operating condition.”

The official calls for peaceful coexistence among Gajaak communities and urges members of the public to disregard the allegations

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