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The South Sudan police service has arrested two officials that are identified as members of the main armed opposition, SPLM/A-IO, in the capital, Juba.

The two members who were arrested on Saturday are identified Abraham Manyiel and William Manyiel Martin from Wulu County of Lakes State.

According to eyewitnesses, they were arrested at Gure and they are being detained at the Rock City near Jebel Kujur.

According to a report seen by NCMP on Nyamilepedia, a senior member of the SPLM/A-IO reported that the arrest and detention of their members is a violation of the Revitalized Agreement, 2018. Their arrest and subsequent detention are against the Agreement.” the senior member added.

The official said in the report that SPLM/A-IO condemn illegal arrest and detention. He broached that SPLM-IG Police Service should release them immediately before SPLM/A-IO makes an official complaint to the relevant body.

South Sudan police services has been given authority to arrest even without seeking warrants which has so far has been violated as police can arrest citizens at random.

While the security arrangement is still pending, South Sudan police service is not considered inclusive as each of the warring factions has trained separate police, army and security forces.

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