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UN Worried About Pibor Security Situation

Author : | Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013

The United Nations has expressed its deep concern over the deteriorating security situation in Pibor Town, Jonglei State.

Currently, forces loyal to the insurgent David Yau Yau are threatening civilians and aid agencies to leave towns in anticipation of any possible attack launched by his forces.

The UNMISS spokesperson,Ariane Quentier, said there had been looting of civilians’ property and displacement of people from the town:

“UNMISS has been very concerned in the increase of violence in the last three days in Pibor town, there has been looting, there has been threat against civilians which have result to the displacement of civilians.”

Though there are SPLA and police units in the area, residents live in fear of attack from the militia forces.

“We also want to remind the authority that the protection of the civilian population is their primary responsibility,” she urged the government.

Ms Quentier said “As UNMISS, we will do our best to help the situation to come back to normal.”

On Tuesday, the SPLA spokesman, Colonel Philip Aguer, confirmed that there were reports of men in uniform looting storage facilities a few kilometers away from a military barracks in Pibor town.

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