JUBA – The government of South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state has threatened to use full force against cattle keepers who are causing fighting around the country’s capital Juba, according to a statement by the Central Equatoria state government.
This comes after clashes erupted in Juba’s Jebel Dinka neighborhood in which rival Mundari cattle keepers fought over unknown reasons.
“Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony has today convened an emergency state Security Committee meeting with the state security chiefs surrounding the barbaric incident that culminated in to loss of lives and properties following renewed sectional clashes between the two communities of Mundari-Kobura and Tali,” the statement reads in part.
Central Equatoria state minister of local government and law enforcement Moro Isaac Genosio said following the meeting that the government has resolved to “Strongly direct all cattle camps to vacate to their places of origin within the 72 hours.”
He said that any failure by the cattle keepers to respect the statement government directive and remain in the outskirts of the capital Juba “would result into some drastic measures with full force of the law accordingly.”
“All security Units within Juba and Central Equatoria state areas approximately to the city are hereby re-directed to effect this resolution of the state security Committee after the expiration of the 72 hours aforementioned.”