Mahad IDPs, killings alleged to political elites

By Adia Jildo

The preliminary police investigations on 4 arrested suspects in connection to the killings at Mahad IDPs in Juba on Sunday night were politically triggered, the Deputy National Police Spokesperson James Dak Karlo said.

The deputy police spokesperson said the investigations on the incident are still ongoing to dig out the real cause of the fight.

“We were able to apprehend 4 fellows within the group and they are now being integrated to find out what happened that trigged the situation. What we have learnt from some concern is that, the incident is trigged by some politicians. We are still looking for the ring leaders who are already on the run,” Brig. Gen. Dak karlo told No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper yesterday.

The Deputy National Police Spokesperson called on the communities to focus on building peace with each other and not be distracted by political elites.

He said that there are some people who are trying to destabilize the situation by using the youth to pass their secret agenda.

Meanwhile, the Anyuak Youth Union in press release issued on Tuesday 28 June 2022 also alleged that the Sunday night attack by accused Murle youth that led to the death of 2 people and 12 others injured was politically motivated.

“The incident that took place at 7 PM was a well-coordinated, with Murle armed men circumscribing the entire place where the Anyuak were living. The planned attack masterminded by their politicians finally took effects,” Anyuak youth press statement partly read.

“We the Anyuak youth in South Sudan condemn the unprovoked, and cult attack on our innocent and God’s fearing civilians in Konyo Konyo IDP camp by Murle criminals who were incited by the so-called Murle political elites,” the press released stated.

The Anyuak youth body in their statement also cited the inability of the National Police apparatus to immediately rescue the situation and faulted the police authorities of assigning a single ethnic dominated unit to attend to the scene as a rescue team.

The community called on the government and police to bring culprits of the incident to book.

However, No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper attempts to reach the Murle community and youth leaders for response to the allegations, but were not immediately successful at press time.

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