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President orders ending cattle raids

By Staff Writer

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has directed three governors and two chief administrators of administrative areas to stabilize security in their states.

He also urged the state authorities to calm their areas by ending cattle raiding among their communities.

The President’s directives came in a meeting at State House J1 yesterday.

Kiir was addressing the Governors of Warrap State, Manhiem Bol Malek, Lakes State, Rin Tueny Mabor, and Dr. Joseph Monytuil of Unity State.

He also hosted the three governors alongside the Chief of Administrators of Ruweng, Stephano Wieu Malik, and Abyei, Dr. Chol Deng Alaak.

Meanwhile, Presidential Advisor on National Security Affairs, Tut Gatluak Manime, blamed the conflicts on the presence of illicit firearms in the hands of unauthorized persons.

Tut spoke to the media after the meeting yesterday.

He said plans are underway to hold a peace and reconciliation conference in Kuajok, bringing communities from the said States.

The presidential security advisor also stated that the government is now prioritising civilian disarmament in order to stem unnecessary conflicts among communities in the region.

The meeting, also attended by top security chiefs, was seen as crucial in ending intra- and inter-state cattle raids that always trigger communal violence.




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