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Boma town situation

Author : | Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Officials have denied rumors that David Yau Yau’s forces have taken control of Buma town in Pibor County, and that hundreds of civilians have fled to Kapoeta Counties in Eastern Equatoria. On Monday, a statement by the rebel group, South Sudan Defense Force, who say they are under the command of David Yau Yau claim they have taken control of Boma town. They claim several civilians and soldiers have fled to Kapoeta areas in Eastern Equatoria.

However, the SPLA spokesperson Colonel Philip Aguer denies their version of events. He said the SPLA is still in full control of Buma area. So far, it has been impossible to get independent confirmation because phone lines to the area are difficult. Eye Radio spoke to the 3 commissioners of greater Kapoeta areas to confirm if there was influx of civilians from Pibor County into Kapoeta.

The Commissioners of Kapoeta South and North denied receiving any civilians from either Buma or other areas of Pibor County. Titos Lokwacuma Loteam is the Commissioner of Kapoeta East County. The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer this week raised concern about the security situation in Pibor County, saying the conflict is affecting relief efforts in the area.

WRITER: DANIS

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