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Insecurity; IGP now focuses on Warrap State

By Bida Elly David


Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Atem Marol Biar has set focus on addressing the insecurity in Warrap State.

The IGP has been on state tour for the last week to assess the work of the police. Gen. Marol visited the Northern-Bahr El Ghazal region, Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Lakes and Warrap State.

Speaking on behalf of the IGP after returning to Juba yesterday, Lt Gen. James Duop, the Inspector General for training, stated that Warrap State requires additional security reforms.

“We visited Aweil, Yirol of Lakes State, and Warrap, the security situation is normal despite a few minor cases that were amicably handled but there is still a problem in Warrap, the IGP directed the authority on the ground to handle the matter,” he stated.

He said the insecurity in certain regions, particularly Warrap, is the primary reason for recent directives for officer training.

“He needs to ensure that all crimes at all levels are handled through the law and this will happen if the officers are rendered training both physically and mentally,” Gen. Duop added.

On Tuesday, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Atem Marol Biar ordered refresher training for 1,000 police officers in the four Greater Bahr el Ghazal states with immediate effect.

After refreshment training, he promised to mix the deployment of police.

Last week, the Warrap state cabinet passed a law slapping firing squad on culprits of cattle raids and revenge killing when proven in court.

The state has been experiencing waves of insecurity.

Recently the Deputy Chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Area, Noon Deng Nyok and four of his bodyguards including the driver have been killed in an ambush along Agok Road.

Abyei authorities blamed armed youth from Warrap for carrying out the attack, however, the Commissioner of Twic County refuted the claim.

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