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Over 800 Police Officers Graduates in Juba

South Sudan has graduated another 870 Batch 3 upgrading 22 and 23 cadets Police in Juba under the “Theme Working Together with Community to Provide Security, Safety and Public Order”

President Salva Kiir Mayardit said that crimes cases are increasing daily therefore the police should work well on it, added that police should have good and frank relationship with civilians, police have to protect the civilians.

Meanwhile, the Police Inspector General, Atem Marol Biar on Thursday during the graduation ceremony requested the fresh graduates to protect lives and properties of civilians, and the territorial integrity of the youngest nation.

“The suffering of civilians must end through you, and I advise politicians to leave these officers alone, don’t interfere with them they have a job to do,”

South Sudan’s transitional unity government in August 2023 passed out the first batch of 21,973 unified forces comprising of police, national security, army, and wildlife.

Under the 2018 revitalized peace agreement, a total of 83,000 forces are supposed to be graduated to take charge of security during the recently extended transitional period that will expire in February 2025.

South Sudan descended into conflict in December 2013 following political dispute between President Salva Kiir and his then Deputy Riek Machar.

The conflict that caused split within the army killed tens of thousands and displaced millions both internally and externally.

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