Sadly, insecurity cases continue despite Kiir’s message on SPLA Day
By Kiden Stela Mandela.
On the 16th of May, SPLA Day President Kiir left Juba for Abu Dhabi on Monday morning to give his condolence to the people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the death of their president His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, despite the SPLA Day celebrations which was the start of liberation movement in 1983 when our two battalions; 104 and 105 declared mutinied in Bor under the command of the late Karbino Kuanyin Bol and William Nyoun Bany. As a result of the military mutiny and way forward, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army was established in its Headquarters in Bilpam under Commander-In-Chief Dr. John Garang’s following the standoff between Anyany group which later let to the expulsion of the Anyany group where Samule Gai Tut was killed and many others. That Military mutiny against the Sudanese Government led to the second Sudanese civil war which ended with the signing of the 2005 CPA.
On his departure to Abu Dhabi on that important day, he left behind a message that the civilian properties and lives should be protected while on his away for the funeral of the late United Arab Emirates’ president. But unfortunately, all of a sudden on the 17th of May, 28 people were killed and 9 more injured in Leer county of Unity State and the of insecurity is mostly happening in the three counties of Leer, Mayiandit and Koch which is a great challenge and also some parts in the Equatoria region keeping tensions high and displaced persons became the order of the day as if there are no county commissioners or governors to control and stop the violence.
Just on the same day, 16th May following the recent attacks and killings of innocent civilians by the well-armed cattle herders in Nyarjuwa village in Lo’bonok and also an 8-year-old boy was abducted and up to now is not yet found. It’s very difficult to understand the situation here in the country. It is not good to see this country continuing shedding of blood. The peace is just around the door with only a few things remaining like the graduation of the forces and it will end with the national elections of 2023 which will mark the end of the Transitional period of the 2018 peace agreement.
Those who are facilitating this kind of crisis should stop otherwise they should be punished or held accountable for causing all these crimes because they did not care for the lives of the civilians and not only the civilians but also soldiers’ lives are important in case of enemies attacking the country, they will be the ones to defend the country but it’s unfortunate that they are attacking themselves in the interest of others. These bad habits should stop. Politicians should rely on the peace and not senseless crisis.
I appeal to the government to improve the security in the country more especially in the states where mostly youths are the ones sponsored for such kinds of crisis and lose their lives in the interest of others.
I also urge the political parties and the international community to speed up the process of the peace to bring all disputes to an end in the country and also call the citizens to be united and avoid tribal propaganda so that we can be able to develop our nation as other countries who suffered like us in war but finally settled and are happy for example, Rwanda went through a lot but today even if you lost anything before, you will still find it in the hands of the police.
God Bless South Sudan
Be right there!