Kiir Calls For Restrain Over Rebels’ Attacks

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir. [Gurtong]In a statement released from the President’s office, Kiir has reiterated his calls for amnesty to the remaining rebels including David Yau Yau to return home peacefully.

“The President calls up on the general public and particularly the aggrieved communities to exercise restrain and remain calm while the law takes its course,” said the statement.

The President condemns in the strongest possible term the recent killing deeply regrets this senseless killing of innocent civilians.” 

The release stated that the death toll has increased to 79 people from previous 78.

“The President directs the relevant authorities to immediately provide necessary humanitarian intervention to the victims of these attacks,” said the statement.

Kiir also directs for immediate investigation into this incident where several lives were lost and the culprits brought to book. 

“Despite this unfortunate incident, H.E the President remain firm on his commitment to peaceful resolution of all sorts of conflicts while his amnesty call remains in place for all other armed groups, including David Yau Yau,” the statement added.

Rebels belonging to David Yau Yau last Sunday launched serious attacks in Twic East County of restless Jonglei State.

Ealier reports from sources on ground indicate that, at least 88 people were wounded; 14 missing and 24 children abducted though the statement said 78 people are wounded. 

The United Nations and the US government have widely condemned the attacks. 

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