SPLM (IO) in Yei River State condemns in the strongest terms possible the unfortunate act of terror by SPLA forces that has put the life of Mr. Christopher Allen, an American Journalist into violent death in Kaya on Saturday 26th August 2017 when they launched multiple offensives against SPLA-IO positions; Kaya, Kimba and Bazi within the State.
This monstrous and unnatural act violates International Humanitarian Law which entitles journalists to all rights and protection during armed conflicts.
While we extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Mr. Allen, the American people and the entire media fraternity, we equally call upon the Human Rights bodies and the media fraternity with extreme seriousness to hold the government of President Salva Kiir responsible and accountable over the irresponsible, unbecoming and unjustified killing of Mr. Allen.
By Lt. Col. Wayi Godwill Edward
Spokesperson, Office of the Governor