By Manyang Mayom
June 5, 2011 (RUMBEK) – The government of Lakes state has issued a provisional order prohibiting the carrying of firearms by civilians in the town, as part of new security measures, to stabilise the security situation, issued on the 4 July.
Security forces and organs are to continue carrying out day and night patrols inside and outside the towns.
State prison administration will put in place strict security measures to prevent convicts and suspects from escaping from prison and any negligence, either from a group or individual “must be disciplined” reads the provisional order.
“Any civilian found in possession of a fire arm in side or around Rumbek town in the radius of 7km as well as in the rest of the county H/Qs in the state must be disarmed and apprehended. Any resistance must be dealt with accordingly” it continues.
It singles out “the killing of vulnerable groups including elderly, women and children” is a particular concern as it is a “new phenomenon in our society”, the culprits of which will be shown the full extent of the war.
It described that all armed personnel, including visiting members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army must “report himself/themselves and hand over their weapons to the relevant units so that they are kept in the armoury till the end of their stay in the state.”
Governor of Lakes state, Chol Tong Mayay also appointed three border advisers. Decree No. 10/2011 appointed Madit Geu Achol as advisor for Jonglei state, Samuel Mayek Bol as advisor for Warrap state and Manyang Luk Lueth as advisor for Western Equatoria state.