Upper Nile Government Declares Curfew

The state government declared the 8pm to 6am curfew and discouraged the gathering of the civilians in one place.

The secretary general for the Upper Nile State government Thok Puok Gout has advised the entire public of Malakal to remain calm, adding that the state government is committed to provide security.

The Upper Nile State government has also issued a statement for the restriction of the vehicle moving at night hours except the patrolling team and security personnel.

“Any constitutional post holder that will be found moving at night will be answerable for himself or herself,” said the secretary general.

It is worth mentioned that Upper Nile State had been one of the state affected by the militia rebel groups and any attempt of fight usually raise fear among the civilians in the state.

Last Sunday, one of the member believed by the state government to be affiliated to a rebel group opened gunfire in Thora Melekia creating fear among the civilians but the situation was restored by the state government.

However, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir declared a curfew in the capital Juba on Monday after clashes overnight between rival factions of soldiers.

The president in a press conference on Monday blamed troops loyal to the former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar for the violence.

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