36 kills and 56 wounded during intra-communal fighting in Gogrial state

Posted: June 3, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Press Release

Condemnation of communal fighting that killed 38 and wounded 56 among Apuk, Aguok and Kuac, as calls for Governor Gregory Deng to step down intensifies

 Gogrial state

June 3, 2017 (SSB) — With reference to the aforementioned Subject, we would like to condemn in strongest term possible, the two days deadly communal fighting which affects all communities mentioned above, since 1st and 2nd June 2017.

We kindly ask the national government to intervene because the governor Gregory Deng Kuac and his government of Gogrial State have distrustfully fail to control the escalation of the conflict and abundance communities to kill themselves. And as we are speaking, there is still a fighting in Waragep, lilaguech, Malual Awien, Ameth, Alek, Thonydor,Akach and many other places of Aguok and Apuk.

Lastly, the executive body of Gogrial state and entire youth of Gogrial state plead the President of Republic of South Sudan, H.E. 1st Lt Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit to remove Hon. Governor of Gogrial State, Gregory Deng Kuac to end the bloodshed and suffering of our innocent people of Gogrial because his being in governorship is the clear cause of conflicts.

And here are the details of the death toll, injuries, destructions and cattle raided in the recent communal conflicts in Gogrial State as below :

38 people killed details

Two women from Kuac North County

One woman from Apuk South County

Thirteen from Aguok Kuei Counties

Twenty-one from Apuk Giir counties

Details of 56 injuries which occurred in the fighting

Fifteen wounded from Aguok counties

Forty-one wounded from Apuk Counties

Two people wounded Kuac North County

Details of 7000 cattle raided on 1st and 2nd conflicts in Gogrial State

Seven thousand herd of cattle raided in Aguok counties

Destructions during the ongoing conflicts among communities of Gogrial State are as follow 

Thousands of houses burnt to aches in both bordering counties of Aguok and Apuk

Regards,

Sign: By Simon Machuar Manhkeracnaak, the President of Gogrial Youth Union in Juba. Contact: 0923112992 /0956216749 or wendengdit@gmail.com

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