SOUTH SUDAN / JONGLEI UNREST PRESSER

29-Dec-2011 00:01:46
The local administrator of Pibor County said today that at least 20 people have been confirmed killed and an estimated 15 thousand people displaced from the recent attack in Likuangole Payam (district) in Jonglei State. About eight thousand (8,000) well-armed youth of Lou-Nuer are still in full control of the district. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / JONGLEI UNREST PRESSER
TRT: 1:46
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 29 DECEMBER 2011, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, 28 DECEMBER 2011 LIKUANGOLE, SOUTH SUDAN
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29 DECEMBER 2011, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Wide shot, journalists at press conference
2. Med shot, Murule community leaders and David Okwier, an MP and the Deputy Chairperson of Defence and Security
3. SOUNDBITE (English) David Okwier, Member of Parliament, Deputy Chairperson of Defence and Security for Government of South Sudan:
“This war must stop, and not only must stop, the people who are attacking must withdraw to where they came from.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Botoch, youth representative, Murule Community:
“We are calling to all international communities to prepare themselves to respond as soon as these guys are returning back to their homes to provide humanitarian assistance to our people. Women and children who are suffering, we need all the assistance, we need food we need medical we need non-food items to provide for these innocent people.”

28 DECEMBER 2011, LIKUANGOLE, SOUTH SUDAN

6. Wide shot, Lou Nuer youth marching inside Lokuagole
7. Wide shot, burned dead body
8. Wide shot, dead body near a burned hut
9. Close up, gun
10. Wide shot, Lou Nuer youth checking and aiming a gun
11. Med shot, fighters with guns
12. Wide shot, vice president among the youth
13. Wide shot, youth waving guns and singing
14. Med Shot, Lou Nuer youth holding a gun
15. Med shot, crowd of Lou Nuer youth waving guns
16. Wide shot, Lou Nuer singing and waving guns
STORYLINE
The local administrator of Pibor County said today that at least 20 people have been confirmed killed and an estimated 15 thousand people displaced from the recent attack in Likuangole Payam (district) in Jonglei State. About eight thousand (8,000) well-armed youth of Lou-Nuer are still in full control of the district.

Community leaders and representatives of Jonglei State at the National Assembly have appealed to the humanitarian agencies on the ground to assist internally displaced persons especially children, women and the elderly dislodged by the unrest.

Addressing the press at Nile Beach Hotel in Juba, David Okwier, member of parliament and the deputy chairperson of defence and security for the government of South Sudan appealed to the national government to intervene in the Lukuangole attack by the Lou-Nuer and called upon the attackers to withdraw immediately.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Okwier, County Member of Parliament, Jonglei State National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of Defence and Security:
“This war must stop, and not only must stop, the people who are attacking must withdraw to where they came from.”

Meanwhile, John Botoch, a youth representative said the attack in Pibor County left many people without basic needs since everything was destroyed by the attackers and called on the government to take quick action to resolve the problem between the Lou Nuer and the Murle.

SOUNDBITE (English) John Botoch, youth representative, Murule Community:
“We are calling to all international communities to prepare themselves to respond as soon as these guys are returning back to their homes to provide humanitarian assistance to our people. Women and children who are suffering, we need all the assistance, we need food we need medical we need non-food items to provide for these innocent people.”

He called on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan UNMISS to implement its mandate. He stressed that the current situation in Pibor is hostile and needed the urgent attention of the government and the international community.

Yesterday, Vice President of the Republic Dr. Riek Machar Teny travelled to Jonglei State to try and quell the situation.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern about continuing ethnic tensions in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban called on the leadership of both groups to cease violence and to work with the Government toward a long-term solution to the root causes of the hostilities,” the statement said.
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