Fijians remain on high alert in South Sudan
July 13, 2016 6:42 pm
Fijian peacekeepers remain on high alert in South Sudan with talks of a ceasefire by the warring factions having begun.
Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Chief of Staff – Colonel Litea Seruiratu has confirmed to FBC news that Fijian officers currently stationed in the capital Juba, of South Sudan are safe.
Colonel Seruiratu says movement has been restricted, however they’ve been able to stay in-touch with their officers and continue to monitor the security situation through the United Nations.
Heavy shooting began on Sunday between opposing military forces in Juba which led to the death of two UN peacekeepers, both Chinese nationals and hundreds of South Sudanese.
27 Fijian nationals from the RFMF, Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Corrections Services are currently serving in South Sudan under the UNMISS operation.