JUBA – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday warned youths against being used by some sections of rogue politicians he didn’t name saying the world’s youngest country hasn’t seen unity since independence because of politicians pushing the youth to fight senseless ethnic conflicts.
Kiir who was speaking during the closing session of the ‘People to People’ peace conference between Jonglei state and Pibor Administrative Area at Freedom Hall in Juba on Wednesday said he felt heartbroken because some leaders have been using youths to cause conflict in the county.
“Your politicians are playing with your lives and this is why I told you that if a politician wants to fight, let them go and fight, and you stay with your family. We don’t want conflict again,” Kiir said.
Kiir also revealed that the neighboring countries were encroaching into South Sudan borders because there is no unity and stability in the country.
“We gained our independence in a very difficult situation and we are still continuing fighting up to date. All these neighboring countries are encroaching into our country. Each one wants to take something from our country,” he said.
The South Sudanese head of state said that the board committee will negotiate border-related issues with neighboring countries.