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A NAS rebel soldier released from prison in Yei county.

A detained National Salvation Front rebel was released on Wednesday in Yei River County, Central Equatoria State.

Commissioner Aggrey Cyrus Kanyikwa tells radio Easter that Betwel Laku Pataki, who is seventy-three years old, was the head of Lo-rega Boma in Mukaya Payam before being apprehended by SSPDF personnel in an operation.


Commissioner Aggrey appeals to the chiefs and those who are still fighting the government to be humble, seek help, and work with the government.


The commissioner confirms the rebel's release, emphasizing that it is a symbol of peace and a gesture that the war is damaging and has no benefit to pursue. Commissioner Aggrey appeals to the chiefs and those who are still fighting the government to humble themselves, seek forgiveness, and work together to bring peace to the country.

Meanwhile, lieutenant colonel Micheal Machar, the director of civil military relations and information, reiterates that Betwel Laku Pataki has been officially released, given over to his relatives, and is free to interact.

On November 4th, 2021, Betwel Laku Pataki was arrested and held, and on January 5th, 2022, he was released.

The leadership of Aggrey Cyrus Kanyikwa in Yei River County has released NAS insurgents who have been intercepted and those who have surrendered to the government for the second time.

Last year, on June 9th, 2021, the leadership of the South Sudan Peoples Defence Forces or SSPDF presented a National Salvation Front soldier who had been seized and jailed since March 2020 to Yei River County Commissioner.

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