Chagor appeals for help to stop endemic Jonglei-Pibor conflicts

Chagor appeals for help to stop endemic Jonglei-Pibor conflicts

The Governor of Jonglei State, Denay Jock Chagor, addresses gathering during the reception of the Central Bank governor [Matik Kueth, The City Review]

The Governor of Jonglei State, Denay Chagor, appealed to the national government to find solutions to the Jonglei-Pibor’s endless inter-communal conflict.

Chagor, who spoke during the reception of the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan on Saturday in Bor, said the national government should make a solid decision to resolve the rampant killings of people and abduction of children between the two areas.

He said Jonglei State residents are murdered every day and it is a problem that needs to be handled appropriately.

“One of the things that our MPs should take to Juba is the issue of the Pibor Administrative Area. Our people are being killed daily. I am sure everybody is aware of it. It is a problem that needs to be handled,” Chagor said.

He said Pibor being an administrative area means that they cannot go there and enforce the law.

“It is our government to do so and we are calling on the central government to do something with this issue,” he stated.

Governor Chagor alleged that Jonglei State will be in danger as the Bank of South Sudan opens its branch in Bor town.  

“As we are speaking now, they are in the bushes everywhere looking for somebody to kill, that is all. And with the bank, Jonglei State will be bleeding amongst all the 10 states and three administrative areas of South Sudan until when? And yet, if we get fed up and say enough is enough, everybody will come and say the people of Jonglei State are doing something wrong,” he said.

He noted that for the South Sudanese to move forward as a nation, all 10 states with all the counties and payams should embrace peace.

“We need to contribute to the peace and development of South Sudan,” he emphasised.

Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area have experienced lengthy spells of conflict stemming from organised crime perpetrated by armed youth from either side.

Some of the raids have resulted in abductions of women and children, cattle theft and killing.

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