May 21, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Members of Lou Nuer Community of South Sudan held a meeting in Nairobi on 14th May, 2015, and have strongly condemned the fighting going-on in Jonglei State where the Government army launched an attack on the local population in areas of Pajut and Padiek with heavy artillery killing so many people.
The community is shocked that this atrocity comes at a time when the people of South Sudan are yearning for peace.
We fail to comprehend why the Government of South Sudan should continue to pursue one ethnic group and commit such senseless killing of its members.
This action by the Government is proof enough that the crisis in South Sudan is not a Dinka-Nuer conflict; but rather a Government out to pursue genocide among the population.
This is the same thing the Government has done in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Bentiu – all the areas which are still experiencing fighting even in the last few days.
The Lou Nuer community is therefore calling upon the international community to seriously address this issue of peace in South Sudan since both factions – the Government of South Sudan and SPLM (In Opposition) – have failed to put the interests of the nation at heart – to ensure lasting peace due to mistrust between themselves and the deep seated rift within the party (SPLM).
We are at the same time is appealing to the elders of all the communities in South Sudan to take it up upon themselves the matter of bringing back unity among the people – by holding consultative meetings on how the country can be put back on the path of unity.
The community also strongly believes that by the elders coming together, they would be able to formulate noble ideas beneficial to the peace meditation process – to help bring about a durable and lasting peace in South Sudan.
The community is equally sending out an appeal to the international community to urgently step in and address the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan – by offering assistance the communities devastated by fighting in their localities.
The international community should besides work out ways of ensuring the security of the local population – as durable and lasting peace is sought in South Sudan.
ONE PEOPLE, ONE NATION – SOUTH SUDAN
Gabriel Yoal Dok
Chairman – Lou Nuer Community Council