This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
The governor was accused by an MP of training militia in his state though a fact-finding committee later revealed that the accusations were false and urged the leaders in the state to hold reconciliatory meetings to sort out their differences.
Lobong’s visit to the President In a statement to the press shortly after the meeting which was held at the State House said, “It is a gentle briefing of EES security, political and administrative including development.”
“Security is stable at the state but we requested him [President] to support us especially in the coming dry season on security on cattle rustling. So we need him to support us especially of the army and also of the police,” he added.
Eastern Equatoria is one of the States in the Greater Equatoria region that has been prone to cattle rustling, a practice which has acted since years back as an insecurity threat in several parts of the Country.
The United Nations had last month warned conflicts in some parts of the country are likely to increase during the dry season and called for tightening of security by the national and state governments.