South Sudan

Jonglei minister meets forces loya late George Athor & dicuss their amnesty

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Jonglei Law Enforcement Minister Gabriel Doup Lam and other top Security officers have on Tuesday met with a delegation of forces loyal to the late George Athor in Ayod County of Jonglei, to negotiate an amnesty.

Speaking to Radio Miraya from Ayod, Lam said that, this is the third time that he has been in talks with the group since the death of their leader George Athor.

He emphasized that, the rebels are afraid of being imprisoned or killed after laying down their arms.

He said, the government assures them of their safety and freedom to either join the national army or disarm and reintegrate in to their local communities.

Doup Lam added that, this Christmas has been very peaceful in Ayod County and asked the citizens to forgive, reconcile with each other and focus on developing the new nation.