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Peaceful disarmament ordered in Warrap State

Governor Kuol presses for strict enforcement of disarmament measures in Warrap State to curb violence and promote lasting peace, reaffirming commitment to eradicate illicit firearms

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The Governor of Warrap, Kuol Muor Muor, has directed heads of security apparatus to carry out peaceful disarmament across the state to eliminate illicit firearms.

Muor urged the security apparatus to adhere to their mandate and observe the rules of engagement during the exercise while speaking during a joint security briefing with heads of security forces in attendance.


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He stated that to prevent communal violence and cattle raids that are the result of armed criminals, all unauthorized gun owners in Warrap State must disarm.

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The purpose of the briefing is to promote a thorough framework for the security forces to reinstate the rule of law through the application of the Green Book, which the people of Warrap State suggested as the only means to reestablish peace and tranquility ,” the governor said.

Governor Kuol, on February 21, 2024, passed the Warrap State Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Development Act (Green Book) into law. As stipulated, the law gives the state government the upper hand to carry out a comprehensive peaceful disarmament and set up a competent Special Court to try the atrocities committed during the conflict.

Reports say small arms and light weapons continue to wreak havoc in communities, fuel conflicts and cattle raiding, undermine peace and stability, and hinder socio-economic development across the state and neighboring communities.

Warrap State has experienced waves of community clashes, destruction of property, and cattle raiding that have claimed a number of lives and displaced a thousand others, as illicit guns pose a threat to communities collective security, peace, and sustainable development, leaving thousands of families’ food insecure, according to multiple media reports and human rights observers.

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