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Fijian peacekeepers in South Sudan mission safe

Fijian peacekeepers remain on high alert in South Sudan with a ceasefire between the warring factions now in place.  Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said that they have been in constant communication with their officers on the ground and are assured that they are safe. Heavy shooting began on Sunday between opposing military […]

Luke Nacei

July 15, 2016 8:49 am

Fijian peacekeepers remain on high alert in South Sudan with a ceasefire between the warring factions now in place. 

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)

Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said that they have been in constant communication with their officers on the ground and are assured that they are safe.

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.

QILIHO: “We have been in contact with our men an women who are in South Sudan. The senior officer Unaisi Vuniwaqa has been giving out updates via email. And also our Military police advisory  to the house of the permanent representative to united nations for Fiji Colonel Manoa Gadai is in the loop as well and also our high High Commissioner to Ethiopia, the former Military Commander Tikoitoga, Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga is also in the process of working the diplomatic lines in looking after the men and women there but I can assure that the people of Fiji are safe and are well look after.”

A total of 27 Fijian nationals from the RFMF, Fiji Police Force, and the Fiji Corrections Services are currently serving in South Sudan under the UNMISS operation.

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