JUBA – The commissioner of Central Equatoria state’s Terekeka County, Sebit Lino Malou, has formed a committee to probe root causes of the communal violence among Mundari tribesmen which left at least 30 people dead earlier this month.
The Tali and Kobura sections of the Mundari tribal group fought following a suspected revenge attack in Kongon-namondur north of South Sudan’s capital Juba between 2 and 3 August 2021.
More than 30 people were killed in the fight and several families were forced to flee.
Thousands sought refuge in Mongoli and Rombur – northwest of Juba – while others fled for safety to other areas within Central Equatoria State.
This prompted Governor Adil to issue an order on August 9 after he convened an emergency state security committee meeting with the security chiefs directing all cattle keepers to vacate Juba to their places of origin within three days.
The 72-hours ultimatum elapsed on Thursday and Mundari cattle keepers are still seen roaming Juba.
Speaking to Sudans Post on Tuesday morning in an exclusive interview in Juba, Commissioner Lino disclosed that he has formed a committee to identify the root causes of the conflict and organized peace conference between two communities.
“The committee is going to investigate the root causes of the conflict and ensure that the people behind the conflict are arrested and brought to book,” Lino said.
He disclosed that the committee is tasked with the responsibility to immediately stop fighting and facilitate the return of cattlemen to their places.
“As the commissioner of Terekeka County, I am working hard to ensure that the fighting stop and thereafter we shall sit together with all the communities’ elders and chiefs to engage the two communities to give peace a chance,” he said.