Baidit Payam Massacre: Jonglei state government needs to be proactive, gov’t doesn’t condemn but takes action when a crime has been committed.
In a letter seen by NCMP, the Jonglei government condemned the recent attack on innocent citizens at Baidit Payam. The position of the Jongei government on the event has been challenged by different analysts.
Many expect the government to take a very much stronger position than what was released to the media. The letter only further shows that weak people are appointed to the position of authority.
This means they will definitely write weak pressers and the cycle continues. The letter should have been strongly worded with a warning to the criminals and those responsible for them. It would have been “either those responsible are handed over by the authorities of GPAA or the aggrieved community take upon themselves the responsibility of searching for them”
According to the letter, at around 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, 23td January 2022, at Baidit Payam, Bor County. Jonglei State, a group of organized gangs of criminals, heavily armed, suspected to be from neighboring Pibor Administrative Area, launched an attack in the area, killed and wounded innocent civilians, set homes on fire raided cattle, and marched Eastward.
The State government and Jonglei Communities according to the letter, were and still are appalled by this shocking news this atrocious attack led to 32 innocent lives taken, 24 people wounded. 1 missing, 2,600 cattle raided, and a number of immovable properties destroyed or burnt.
These demonically possessed personalities of this act don’t have a dream of humanity in their lives, but still, as long as they are marked enemies of mankind, they must be held accountable for their inhumane treatment and barbarous tendency on innocent populations of the State.
In the letter, Jonglei state government strongly condemn the attack, and the government also want the authorities in our neighboring Pibor Administrative Area to cooperate with Jonglei government, to help trace the criminals in their identities, for the justice to take its course, for repetitive bullying to end and for our collective roles on peaceful coexistence to prevail.
As many as pointed out, the statement is very weak, governments don’t condemn, they take action when a crime has been committed. Many would have expected the government to itemize action plans and steps that the government has taken in order to bring the criminals to justice.