Twic county chiefs agree to dialogue to resolve disputes with communities in Abyei Administrative Area

outdoor photo taken for Aneit fact-finding committee and Twic community executive chiefs | photo credit goes to vice president Hussein Abdulabagi office’s Facebook page | 17 03 2022

Chiefs in Twic county of Warrap State have agreed to dialogue about the recent communal clashes that left more than 20 people dead in Agok. This came during the closure of investigation into Agok attack by investigation committee in Turalei, Twic county.

The committee concluded discussion with Twic community leaders. The meetings focused on the root causes of the fighting and history of conflict between Ngok Dinka and Twic community.

The chairperson of investigation committee, South Sudan vice president for service cluster Hussein Abdelbagi Akol is the chairperson of the investigation committee.

He says Twic county chiefs have agreed to meet and dialogue about the violence to resolve pending issues between the two communities.

According to the office of the vice president, the committee has completed investigation with Warrap State and the organized forces.

According to a statement from the vice president office, the committee will proceed to Agok to assess the situation and conduct similar exercise.

In February, communal clashes between armed youth said to be from Twic County of Warrap State and the locals left more than 20 people dead in Agok in Abyei Administrative Area.

The fighting was caused by land boundary dispute.

Twic county of Warrap State and Abyei Administrative Area claim ownership of some areas including Agok.

To address the issue, South Sudan president, Salva Kiir formed a committee. Its task is to investigate the fighting and put in place measures to prevent further clashes between the communities in the two areas.