Press "Enter" to skip to content

Nepali peacekeepers head to W. Lakes to quell violence

South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has deployed peacekeepers in Maper County of Western Lakes State to quell the recent communal violence.

Since the signing of the revitalized peace agreement in September 2018, political violence has reportedly largely subsided.

However, intercommunal clashes, cattle raiding and revenge attacks continue to destabilize some communities.

The UN mission, known as UNMISS, says the fresh deployment of troops follows reports from local authorities that up to 79 people have been killed and another 101 injured in a series of communal clashes and revenge attacks about 100 kilometers north of Rumbek.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  South Sudan Cup set for kick-off

In a public statement issued on Tuesday, David Shearer, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS, said the fighting must stop.

“We are urging the communities involved and their leaders to put an end to the violence and to come together in reconciliation and peace for the good of their people,” Shearer stressed.

According to the statement, the 75 Nepali peacekeepers will patrol the area in the coming weeks to provide a protective presence.

Local authorities and community members have indicated a willingness to take part in mediation and peace-building activities supported, it stated.

Meanwhile, the state minister of information says the situation is now calm.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Citizens’ reactions to 11 days remaining

“I think the [peacekeepers] reinforced the presence of our army because they went and deployed themselves in spots they suspect youth can attack,” Laat Benjamin told Eye Radio via phone from Rumbek on Tuesday.

The post Nepali peacekeepers head to W. Lakes to quell violence appeared first on Eye Radio.

Original full article available on the website → 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.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Smile to Africa Adventure

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:

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply