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Lakes plans to hold a peace dialogue

Author : | Published: Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Council of Ministers in Lakes State has decided to hold a peace conference next month to discuss the causes of violence and insecurity.

The state has faced cattle-related violence, retaliatory attacks and communal clashes. Last year, the national parliament reported that over 500 people have been killed in the violence.

The State Minister for Local Government and Law Enforcement, Jok Ayom Majak, says youth from the eight counties will participate at the conference to share the reasons behind the cycle of violence.

Mr Jok says national assembly MPs and senior government officials will also be at the conference.

The Archbishop of the Episcopal Church, Daniel Deng Bul, said last week that youth engage in attacks and revenge attacks due to lack of government protection and justice.

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