Fijians movement restricted in South Sudan
July 12, 2016 1:07 am
Fijian peacekeepers serving in the United Nations South Sudan mission (UNMISS) have had their movement restricted after heavy shooting was reported over the last 48 hours.
While there’s been a cessation of hostilities called for by the opposing forces, there is a high security alert in the capital Juba.
There are 27 Fijians serving in South Sudan from the Republic of Fiji Military forces, Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Corrections Service.
RFMF Chief of Staff Colonel Litea Seruiratu says as a result of the heavy exchange of gunfire, some UN accommodation at UN House compound in Juba were hit by stray bullets and unexploded devices were spotted in the compound.
Colonel Seruiratu says the officers are safe and they will continue to monitor the situation with regular updates.