Why release violence instigators?
I heard on VOA radio on Wednesday last week that the youth leaders, who ordered NGOs operating in Jonglei to evacuate Equatorians working there within 72 hours, were released without charge. These youths incited the public to violence by encouraging attacks against other state citizens working and leaving in Jonglei state. These leaders were spreading hate speech that almost provoked the youth in Equatoria.
The government under the leadership of President Salva Kiir and Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga should look into this matter critically. These youths were reckless when they called on their people to drive away Equatorians in their state. It would have resulted into a catastrophe. Such ignored matters can easily lead to a civil war.
A war that may lead to another separation. I don’t want to see the young nation being divided into South-South Sudan. Our leaders cannot afford to lead two different nations, although it is possible if the youths are not handled with care. That’s why these youth leaders should be rearrested and put behind bars. If this is not done, one day it will drive the whole country to yet another war within a war.
The signs are clear, the lines are drawn, and the clouds have gathered ready to storm. What is left is something to ignite the explosive and the rupture will scatter the clouds and the storm will hit the country like hurricane.
Let us learn from what Syria is going through. The war in Syria was started by a teenage boy who started drawing Anti- Assad Graffiti that spawned a horrific Civil War that killed over 500,000 people, displacing 11 million more from their homes and redefined global politics.
Mouawiya Syasneh was 14-years-old and in grade seven when he and his mates, inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, sprayed the words “Your Turn Next Doctor’’ on the wall of their school in Deraa, Southern Syria. It was February 2011 and the message was aimed at Syrian dictator, President Bashar Al-Assad.
The Syrian government underestimated Mouawiya Syasneh’s graffiti by not interpreting his massages logically that is why we have a civil war in Syria. In this country, many things are being ignored yet they are potential signs of mass destructions. The Bor Youths must answer for spreading hate speech and inciting violence against Equatorians leaving in Jonglei state. “The calmness of the river does not mean that there is no crocodile in it.”