Bol Deng Bol Executive Director, INTREPID South Sudan (ISS) and Chairperson, Jonglei Civil Society Network (JCSN) has ccondemned Duk County attacks .
This extreme act of violence, meted out on the residents of Duk County, Jonglei State, this morning, correctly demonstrates the level of the apparent State of Lawlessness between Jonglei State and Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA), as this attack is attributed to armed elements from GPAA 15 people lost their lives with 22 sustaining gunshot injuries including over 7,000 heads of cattle raided.
We CONDEMN this act in its all dimensions and mourn together with the bereaving families of the victims.
With this, the Government of Jonglei State clearly cannot protect her Citizens from the outlaws (internal or external threats) among themselves and this disappoints the most.
How can there be peace in such a State of anarchy – where impunity thrives and perpetrators are instead protected?
I am reiterating a call on the people across Jonglei State to enhance vigilance. Equally, I want to call on the National Government to be clear on what their plan is, because all sorts of peace efforts have been held in vain.
We have suggested things that have not been considered including creation of a buffer zone between GPAA and Jonglei State. What do the National Government have in store as a remedy to these perpetual deadly raids? This, we are eager to know.