South Sudan NEWS PORTAL (JUBA CITY)
Jonglei State government has reportedly sent forces to the disputed island of Chuei-akuet to quell the situation following communal clashes there.
On Thursday, the deputy governor of Eastern Lakes State told Eye Radio that 86 people had gone missing after the fishing island was attacked on Wednesday.
Chuei-akuet Fishing Island is being claimed by both communities from Twic area in Jonglei and Eastern Lakes State.
The deployment comes after the two state governors of Jonglei and Eastern Lakes states agreed to calm the situation.
The minister of information in Jonglei state told Eye Radio on Friday that the commissioner of Juorwac County went with forces to calm the situation, and to find out what sparked the conflict.
“The commissioner of the area from Jonglei State left yesterday [Thursday] with some forces from here to go there and find out what exactly happened because we don’t want to be hearing rumors. We want to listen or rather to find out from the source of the problem,” Atong Kuol Manyang said.
But the deputy governor of Eastern Lakes State said the situation is “still tense”.
Taban Abel said the whereabouts of the missing people remain unknown.
“Up to now, we don’t know what has exactly happened because it’s deep in the Nile and it’s an Island and it has no network,” Abel stated.
“We don’t know whether these people have managed to come out alive or some of them have been killed.”
Charakuet Island is situated in a remote area with no mobile network coverage.
In October this year, a group of armed fishermen clashed with youth groups from the two states over ownership of the same island.
It’s unclear how the reported clashes erupted two months after some SSPDF soldiers were deployed on the disputed islands to maintain peace there.
The revitalized peace agreement established body the Independent Boundaries Commission to consider the number of States, their boundaries and the composition and restructuring of the Council of States.
But parties to the agreement are yet to agree on the number and boundaries of states.
The post Jonglei dispatches forces to disputed fishing island appeared first on Eye Radio.
Continue reading at Eye Radio
As reported by Eye Radio. Enjoyed this news story? Read more South Sudan news features on Eye Radio.
Credits : Eye Radio (https://eyeradio.org) → Author : South Sudan PRESS REVIEW
Publishing and Aggregation by : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
Permission : Central Press Syndicate South Sudan
Facebook : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
We respect the intellectual property rights of our news sources and expect our users to do the same. We may provide links to external news sources from time to time, but any trademarks, logos, photographs and videos remain their copyrighted works. If you feel our website violates fair use or infringes on your copyright, inform us immediately for redress.
The Central Press Syndicate of South Sudan publishes articles related to South Sudan from press wires, verified social media sources and Google news, thereby centralizing South Sudanese news from all over the web, in an easy to read format.
Read related stories with similar tags below: