Disruption of Peace Rally in Matiel Payam Sparks Outrage; Warrap State Government Launches Investigation
Matiel Payam, Warrap State – In a shocking turn of events, a highly anticipated peace rally organized by the Warrap State Government was abruptly disrupted by an act of violence initiated by armed youth from Gogrial East, leaving attendees and officials in a state of disbelief.
The rally, intended to deliver a message of unity and peace in light of recent clashes between Marial Wau of Jur River and Buoi Yar of Gogrial East Counties, ended in tragedy when a youth representative opened fire on the crowd.
The first bullet claimed the life of an innocent civilian from Gogrial East, who had sought refuge near a hand pump close to the rally.
Chaos ensued as panic gripped the gathering, with attendees and security personnel scrambling for cover. The security convoy, tasked with maintaining order and safety, showed immense restraint by refraining from retaliatory action.
The incident took an even more alarming turn as the Governor’s convoy and the accompanying delegation, including Hon. Gen. Kuot Deng Kuot and MPs from Gogrial East and West Counties, came under a hail of bullets during their return to Kuajok.
While the armored vehicle (tank) miraculously withstood the assault, sustaining multiple bullet hits, the occupants escaped unscathed.
Expressing their utter condemnation of this barbaric act, the Warrap State Government called for calm among the affected communities and swiftly announced their decision to launch a comprehensive investigation into the matter.
Swift justice and accountability for the perpetrators are paramount, as the state government strives to restore peace and maintain security within its jurisdiction.
As tensions remain high in the aftermath of the incident, the gathered evidence clearly indicates targeted shots aimed at the police armored tank.
This unfortunate turn of events has intensified the state government’s determination to bring the culprits to justice and prevent any further outbreaks of violence, all in the pursuit of a harmonious and cohesive society.
In the face of this tragic interruption, the Warrap State Government remains resolute in their commitment to fostering peace and unity among communities, working tirelessly to establish lasting tranquility and security for all residents.