Kiir constitutes committee to probe into inter-communal violence in Jonglei state

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit signing a document | Photo: File

June 23, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a Republican order, constituting a High-Level Committee to investigate the ongoing circles of ethnic violence between the Murle and Lou Nuer communities in Jonglei State.

The new committee will be headed by the Vice President, James Wani, deputized by Daniel Awet Akot, Presidential Advisor on Military Affairs.

The 13-member Committee, made up of representatives from the feuding communities, was given 21 days to finalize its report and submit it to the president.

South Sudan’s Jonglei state has been one of the areas engulfed in widespread intercommunal violence exacerbated by cattle rustling and rampant child abduction.

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