People of Western Bahr el Ghazal State (WBGS) are very annoyed by the fact that the SPLA tend to turn their anger and guns aggressively against un-armed civilians when they lose battles against any armed group. This is considered being an act of cowardliness and we condemn it.
We also condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the brutal attacks, unfolded on 23.06.2016 and continue to on civilians in the capital, Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal WBGS, especially, in the Bakari Jeded, Bazia Jeded, Nazareth, Hai Kosti etc, that left many who lost their dear lives and the injured.
We’re further appalled by the deterioration in the humanitarian situation in and around Wau, and demand immediate action by the TGoNU to ensure unconditional refrain from further hostility to avert further crisis and tragedy in the town.
The people of WBGS appreciate the ongoing efforts by International Organizations to address humanitarian needs and support the civilians currently trapped inside and around Wau.
We express our concern at the ongoing violence in the country and especially in the capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal, Wau, and demand that the TGoNU take all necessary actions to ensure that the Permanent Ceasefire is fully respected across the country, including Western Bahr el Ghazal and Western Equatoria State.
Further, we call on the Parties comprising of the TGoNU to immediately embark on addressing the economic and security challenges that the people of South Sudan are facing.
We extend our condolences, support and prayers for the families who lost their beloved ones in this tragedy.
By: WBGS community