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Machar pledges to end intercommunal violence in Ulang County

Juba, South Sudan,

June 17, 2021 – South Sudan’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny who is also the Chairperson of the SPLM/SPLA-IO has promised to bring intercommunal clashes in Ulang County of Upper Nile State to an end.

Machar pledges to end intercommunal violence in Ulang County
First Vice President and SPLM-IO Chairman Dr. Riek Machar (photo credit: Facebook courtesy)

This pledge was made after the courtesy visit by Ulang County Commissioner Riek Gai Gatluak to Machar’s office earlier this week.

Speaking to media after the meeting, Gatluak said Machar briefed him at his office about all unfolding challenges facing them in the area of security.

He said Machar and Interior Minister Paul Mayom Akech pledged to do what they can to contain rampant insecurity in the area.

Gatluak also said he came to Juba to seek support from the National Government in order to solve the challenging security situation in Ulang County, following the recent tragic intercommunal violence which claimed the lives of 35 people and injured dozens.

Gatluak added that Machar and Mayom promised their consistent support to put an end to the intercommunal violence and to ensure that the security gap is bridged across Ulang County.

The intercommunal clashes in Ulang have claimed lives and displaced people. Machar has been accused several times by social commentators for being behind the continuous conflict in Ulang County.

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