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The army that protects the nation should behave in such a manner that the citizens of this country are able to respect them also.

It is sad news that on the 23rd of this month, the Mobile Soldiers of the South Sudan People’s Defense Force killed three civilians and wounded others in the Lata area of Ombaci Boma, Yei River County.

I don’t understand what is going on in this country or other areas of South Sudan. Civilians are threatened not to leave their specific areas of livelihood and maybe only to be stationed at the headquarters. Yet the army is supposed to protect civilians as per Chapter 2 of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.

Since the senseless war broke out in 2013 and 2016, the people of Greater Yei haven’t found peace up to now, not only in Yei but also in other states in the country that are still experiencing brutal killing.

This will not give hope to the refugees to return home as the area is taken as a battle area, an area that once used to be the most peaceful.

Leaders should give hope to the people of this country so that the peace that we are crying for will be a permanent one and will not give us room to run to the bush over greed. And for the people in the diaspora to come back home to enjoy total peace in their own country.

It drew my attention to ask this question: “Are there lawmakers and commissioners in those counties? Why would they wait until things happen before they talk? When already water is pouring down, it is not a good habit at all.

Lawmakers should put their houses in order, and the commissioners should not pretend to be doing something, yet they are doing nothing for the people affected.

Today’s corruption has spoiled everything in the country. Every politician thinks about himself or herself, and they don’t mind about the poor citizens.

Commissioners are supposed to be the eyes of the government in the county level, but they are doing nothing, they are full of lies.

I appeal to the government of South Sudan to arrest the suspects and put them on trial to face the law. We are at peace now, and with the election in front of us, South Sudanese need to prepare their hearts for it. These cases of killing must stop, and the country must move on.

God bless South Sudan.

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