Security team appointed by Pres Kiir recovers close to 300 guns in Warrap

Security team appointed by Pres Kiir recovers close to 300 guns in Warrap
Some of the guns so far recovered by the security committee. [Photo: Courtesy]

​Relative calm is slowly returning to violence-prone Warrap State following the recovery of over 250 high caliber guns by a security committee setup by President Salva Kiir weeks ago.

Three Kalashnikov’s Machine-guns are among the weapons so far recovered by the team.

The security team is led by SSPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen Santino Deng Wol, Inspector General of Police Gen Majak Akec Malok and Gen Akol Koor Kuc , the Director General of Internal Security Bureau.

​Also recovered are 255 AK47 rifles and 90 cattle, according to state Minister of Information – Ring Deng Adiing.

The cattle are suspected to have been stolen by armed youth.

The commissioner added that the security situation in Rual Bit Payam in Tonj North County is now under control as more locals voluntarily hand over the illegal weapons following the ongoing disarmament exercise, now in its second week.

Some of the guns were voluntarily surrendered to authorities by the locals while others were taken by force by the local administration led by area chiefs following their meetings with the Heads of security committee.

Meanwhile, the security committee also distributed food ratios to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) whose properties were looted by criminals during conflict between armed civilians and the organized forces.

The surrender comes weeks after governor Aleu Ayieny Aleu promised to “sort out” the runaway insecurity in the state.

The governor was forced to cut short his medical appointments in Egypt to return home to deal with the worsening security in the state.