Jonglei State: Despite peacekeeping efforts, insecurity and road ambushes continue to claim lives.
Authorities in Jonglei State have decried a deteriorating security situation, claiming that despite various peace measures, instability and road ambushes have continued to take lives.
In a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP, the state secretary-general explained that more than 30 people perished in the previous month alone.
“Despite multiple peace talks, there has been no progress.” “We lost 34 people in November alone, including three ladies slain on December 1 in the Buong region,” he mourned.
Koak cautioned that if the adjacent Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) does not intervene, the situation might worsen. The young people in the GPAA have been accused of being implicated in the escalating instability.
“As state leaders, we are working with our GPAA colleagues to fix the situation.” We have no idea what is being done on their end. We know these attacks are criminals, but they must be stopped,” he stated.
The state police commissioner, Joseph Mayen Akoon, concurred that the security situation is worsening and urged residents living in communities to take preventive steps.
“In towns like Bor, we conduct patrols. As a result, the security is adequate. Of course, the situation in the villages is dire. “My advice to our people is to be defensive and alert since we will not be able to send police to all of the highways in our counties,” he stated.
According to John Abulla, the deputy GPAA chief administrator, he is unaware of their youth’s role in the assaults in Jonglei state, but he reiterated that they are dedicated to restoring peace to the two troubled regions.
“As we speak, our county commissioners and local leaders are distributing peace so that our youngsters may live in harmony with their neighbors,” Abulla remarked. “Once again, we want to spend Christmas as a government in Nanaam, on our borders with Jonglei state, in order to manage our young.”