Lieutenant General Kuol Diem Kuol, in charge of the disarmament process in Jonglei State speaking to the press in Bor. [Gurtong/ Gabriel Mayom]
By Gabriel Mayom
BOR, 10 July 2012 [Gurtong] - The Commander in charge of the disarmament Lieutenant General Kuol Diem Kuol said that 90 percent of the arms collected have been transferred to Juba for safe storage.
“We have up to now collected 11,054 guns and transported almost 90 percent to the SPLA main store in Juba”, he said.
During the disarmament process, about 42 people who were abducted were traced.
He at the same time refuted reports of alleged harassment and rape of civilians by soldiers and called upon the public and County Commissioners to set up committees to investigate cases.
Kuol confirmed that the SPLA has already set up five military court marshals to try the suspected SPLA soldiers if the community identifies them.
“You see in the disarmament we have very strict rules of engagement and we have instituted a military court to try those who violate them”, he said.