Home | News    Tuesday 16 August 2016

Ezo county commissioner dismisses insecurity rumour

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 15, 2016 (YAMBIO) – The commissioner of Ezo county in South Sudan western Equatoria has refuted allegations that armed youth captured the county headquarters last week after fighting between the army and armed elements.

PNG - 51.2 kb
The map of Western Equatoria in red

Commissioner Arkangelo Bakinde described the ongoing rumour as unfounded lies and that they were in still in control of the area.

“The information going around in Western Equatoria and on social media is a total lie and it has no basis because the people in Ezo county are okay and I am getting information from there daily,” said Bakinde.

He said the road connecting his county was still insecure for those traveling by road and there is no airstrip.

Last week, heavy fighting occurred in Ezo county between government forces and the armed youth groups in the area, after the latter allegedly attacked an army base. Also roads connecting Ezo county was closed by the armed groups by cutting big trees on the roads, laying ambushes on roads, looting and blocking government officials or non-governmental organizations from accessing their area.

A citizen from Ezo, who spoke to Sudan Tribune on anonymity said, soldiers attempted to open the road between Yambio and Ezo, but were blocked by the youth.

Last week, the governor Gbudue, of South Sudan’s newly created states was ambushed in his way back from Tombura. Three of the governor’s bodyguards were wounded.

(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.

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


Call for the release of S. Sudanese arbitrarily detained by national security services in Juba 2016-12-07 07:54:53 By Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro On 22 December 2015, at around 12pm, I received a call from the National Security Service (NSS) summoning me to their headquarters for a meeting. I drove to the office (...)

Holding accountable those enabling genocide in Sudan 2016-12-05 05:30:49 Eric Reeves As grim genocide by attrition in Darfur is set to enter its fifteenth year, as Khartoum’s claim of a purely nominal “cease-fire” in South Kordofan is belied by repeated reports of Sudan (...)

Sudan’s Civil Disobedience, a model for political change 2016-12-04 05:23:21 by Mahmoud A. Suleiman According to Gene Sharp of Albert Einstein Institution in his masterpiece book from Dictatorship to Democracy, he quoted Civil Disobedience among the 198 Methods of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Conspiracy, rumour mongering and power struggle behind alleged case of corruption in president’s office 2016-12-05 05:36:45 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 December, 2016 Legal Watch Associates South Sudan has been following up the alleged case of corruption in the Office of the Pesident. The case involved 16 people from (...)

Amnesty urges to investigate chemical weapons Sudan’s Jebel Marra 2016-10-12 12:52:01 Sudan: International chemical weapons investigation urgently needed into horrific Jebel Marra attacksAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWSFLASH 11 October 2016 Sudan: International chemical weapons (...)

UNAMID JSR’s statement read to the media on peace in Darfur 2016-10-10 20:57:56 African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur Though the region of Darfur is relatively peaceful at this time, a small portion of Jebel Marra within Darfur continues to be intermittently (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.