Twic, Dinka Ngok warring communities urged to embrace peace
Chuol Rambang Luoth, Chairperson of the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission

Twic, Dinka Ngok warring communities urged to embrace peace

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The warring communities of Twic and Ngok Dinka have been advised to end hostilities by the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission.

Chuol Rambang Luoth, Chairperson of the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission said the two communities need to end fighting after the killing of 18 civilians in February this year.

 “The commission condemns these attacks in the strongest terms possible and calls upon groups involved to lay down their weapons, and come together to embrace peace and reconciliation,” said Rambang during a press conference in Juba on Friday.

In February, fighting erupted at Aneet market in Abyei Administrative Area over land disputed by the two communities.

More than 50,000 people mostly women and children were displaced as a result of the violence.

President Salva Kiir in the aftermath of the violence formed an ad-hoc committee to investigate the killings in the Aneet market.

On May 5th, leaders from the two communities reached an agreement to cease hostilities but later on fighting erupted again with both sides trading blame.

At least four people including a state minister believed to have incited the renewed fighting have been arrested.

 Rambang said these conflicts undermine the country’s transition to stability and implementation of the 2018 revitalized peace deal.

 “South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission calls on all parties to these conflicts and entire South Sudan population to abandon violence and seek the path of peace to end the suffering of our people tormented by decades of unrest,” he disclosed.

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