In a similar incident last month, SPLA caught weapons allegedly being carried by UN trucks at Rumbek, Lakes states being ferried to Bentiu, the capital of Unity States.
The shipment weapons, blankets and army uniforms being carried by 13 UN trucks.
Ariane Quentier, the UNMISS spokesperson, said the weapons were being transported erroneously in a cargo of general goods belonging to the Ghanaian battalion on its way to Bentiu.
While yesterday’s incident, was poised to strain relations between the NGO and the government of South Sudan, UNMISS has quickly cleared its name.
“UNMISS mandate is to protect civilians facing violence, to protect UN personnel and assets, and to defend itself, in keeping with its mandate.”
UNMISS has thus called upon all displaced persons to remain calm, exercise restraint, strictly respect the ground rules governing their stay in the camps and desist from any actions that may provoke violence. “Mission reaffirms its determination to use all necessary means.”