Peace monitors fly to Tombura County

Peace monitors fly to Tombura County

The Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) is set to travel to Tombura County of Western Equatoria State to assess the security situation in the area.

About 80,000 people have been displaced by protracted inter-communal violence in Tombura since the onset of the conflict in May 2021 according to the latest UNMISS report.

The report says a sizeable number of internally displaced persons were in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The mission called for an urgent step by the local and national leaders to end the violence in Tombura.

Margaret Lole, CTSAMVM communications officer said the team is expected to meet Western Equatoria Governor Alfred Futuyo Karaba and civil society groups.

“They are just going to assess the security situation, what happened in Tombura, and the humanitarian situation. So they will meet with the governor and also civil society groups,” Lole told the City Review in an interview yesterday.

Last Monday, a high military committee led by Lt. Gen. Wisely Welebe left for Western Equatoria State to resolve the crises in Tombura.

The committee is currently in Tombura engaging parties to the conflict in the county and they are expected to implement the mandate given to them by Join Defense Board (JDB).

The committee is tasked to ensure the forces in Tombura and other areas under SSPDF Maj. Gen. James Nando are transferred to the Maridi training center according to the military spokesperson of SSPDF Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai.

He said they will also talk to the forces so that they maintain peace and security to ensure they remain united while at the training center.