Home | News    Tuesday 28 June 2016

South Sudanese authorities impose curfew in Wau town

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 27, 2016 (WAU) – Authorities in South Sudan’s newly created Wau state have imposed a curfew in Wau town after the recent clashes which left an unknown number of people dead and thousands more displaced.

JPEG - 85 kb
SPLA forces in Wau town on May 16; 2016 (ST Photo)

In a press statement released to the media on Monday after the first security meeting since the Saturday’s clashes, the state police commissioner, Chol Thuc, also said the situation is now normal and that those who fled the town during the clashes should now return to their homes.

“After the incidents that took place in the past two days, the state security committee set today and came up with the orders, one of these orders is those who fled the town, the civilians who fled out should return. Number two, in their return, the civilians have a full protection, there is no fear. Number three, the committee has also decided to impose curfew,” said Thuc.

“We are not preventing the movement of the people but we want at hours from 10:PM, nobody should move anyhow except if it is a condition that there is somebody sick and now I want to say, Wau town is safe and no fear, let all people come back in peace,” he said.

Meanwhile the state speaker of legislative assembly, Anyar Anyar Dor, urged humanitarian agencies to reach mostly affected populations with humanitarian aid.

“Our appeal to the UN agencies especially the team of medical facilities, should intervene because during these past two days, those families which fled their homes with young children need medical
treatment for malaria and other deceases,” said Dor.

“What happened was a surprise to everybody but as a government, we are calling on our civilians to return homes,” he said.

Since heavy clashes in the town throughout Friday evening and Saturday, thousands of people have now fled their homes, some have sheltered at the Red Cross compound, others in the churches, mosques and many more fled from the town.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 28 June 2016 10:01, by Mapuor

    Those who beat the drum and war and do not go to war must be reminded that they are known and will risk being punished by both God and men !!!

    repondre message

    • 28 June 2016 10:03, by Mapuor

      I mean those who beat the drum of war.

      repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


National dialogue building nation 2017-05-22 21:10:41 By Amb. Dhano Obongo Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 (...)

The raging just revolution in Darfur will continue burning until victory 2017-05-22 21:04:22 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Author Mahmoud Yusuf says that we live in a historical stage full of serious events that will affect the future of mankind on this planet, including what is related to (...)

South Sudan: How culture of revenge inhibits development and progress 2017-05-13 08:09:39 By Steve Paterno Admittedly, revenge or the act of it is inherently human in nature. The human beings since biblical times could not dissuade from the proverbial practice of an 'eye for an eye.' (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.