Committee formed to investigate Agok attacks sworn in

 

The investigation committee for recent attacks on Agok in Abyei Administrative Area was sworn in on Wednesday.

The newly formed committee to investigate the recent attacks on Agok in Abyei Administrative Area was sworn in on Wednesday.

The oath taking ceremony was presided over by the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir.
The oath was administered by the country’s chief justice, Chan Reec Madut.

On 10th February, communal fighting broke out in Agok, killing about twenty people.

The fighting is caused by dispute over land.

Twic County in Warrap State and Abyei Administrative Area claim ownership of some areas including parts of Agok where violence took place.
The eleven-member committee was formed on 24 February with South Sudan vice president for service cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi the chairperson.

It is tasked to investigate into the clashes and and to come up with measures to deter the occurrence of such incidences in the future.

The secretary of the committee Dr. Dhieu Mathok who is South Sudan minister of investment says they will begin work with meeting representatives of Ngok Dinka and Twic community on Thursday and Friday.

The committee shall summit its findings and recommendations to the President of the Republic within 21 working days from the date of issuance of the order.