Jonglei, Boma investigation team to visit Pibor

An investigation committee formed by the First Vice President to investigate the conflict involving the youths of Jongei and Boma is to visit Pibor to meet with the government officials and communities.

Speaking on phone from Bor where the committee has been meeting with government officials and communities, Maulana John Natana Abraham, secretary of the committee said they will travel to Pibor on Wednesday (today), to investigate the root causes of the problems.

The nine-member committee headed by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Matison Otoromoi, was formed after Jonglei and Boma signed a peace agreement in Juba to ease the tension that has been brawling between the two neighboring states.

The committee is also tasked to investigate the incidences along Juba Bor road, at Gemeiza and Sudan safari which claimed about 30 lives in May.

Natana said the committee met the Jonglei state governor Philip Aguer, members of his cabinet, chiefs and other civil society groups.

The committee also met with potential witnesses and victims of the conflicts. “People are willing to corporate and they want peace, they want stability and they want calm to return to those affected area.”

Natana said the conflict has stabilized, but the committee wants to get to the root causes of the conflict, so they can make analysis and recommendations to prevent future occurrences of the same type of conflict.

According to Natana, the committee will make recommendations for the concerned authorities to take actions against those who might be indicted of spearheading the conflict.

He said the committee will also interview people of Jubek and Terekeka because the conflict usually involves the four states which use the Juba Bor road.




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