Bentiu revenge attack leaves 1 dead

At least one person was killed in a revenge attack at the Bentiu Protection of Civilian Site in South Sudan’s Unity State last Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Monday, the deputy commander of the joint security forces Gatkhor Gatluak Bol said the late was identified as Gatkuoth Diar Dak.

Gatluak said the prime suspect, Yien Kuol Top, and his three brothers escaped from the camp since the incident.

“We are looking for them. We have information that those suspects have gone to Panakuac and we sent people to collect data. Even if they go to cattle camps, we will send people to collect them for investigation,” he added.

The chief administrator in the Bentiu PoC Bigoah Kuong confirmed that the cause of the killing was to avenge an earlier attack but said the situation was calm.

Moreover, Kuong said the situation in the camp encourages insecurity as the youth are idle.

“The root causes of these incidences are because the people are congested in one area. Secondly, there is a lack of employment in the IDPs camp and thirdly there is a need for opening a vocational training center so that the youth can be engaged to do something for their future. They are not doing anything, they are just roaming and therefore they are creating insecurity within the POC camp, that is the cause of these conflicts,” he concluded.

Source: Radio Tamazuj