June 05, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Following the violence orchestrated by the Dinka elements of the pro-government SPLA-Juba in Mundri West County, in the largely peaceful Western Equatoria State, the government security agents in Juba are now out harassing citizens presumed to hail from those parts of the country.
One such case is the arbitrarily arrest of Mr Driuni Jakani , an Executive Director of a local NGO operating in Lacha locality of Mundri West County. Mr. Jakani Mr Jakani is reported to have gone missing for over two days now.
According to a source that prefers anonymity , Mr Jakani arrived in Juba from Mundri on June 4th, 2015, a day before he was arrested by the security personnel.
The source further confirmed that he received a phone call out on Mr Jakani’s mobile phone, presumably from a security person, who informed him that Mr Jakani is with them and safe and that they shouldn’t worry about his whereabouts.
Mr Jakani is the Executive Director and founder of Lacha Community and Economic Development (LCED), a South Sudanese community based organization, which has been operating in South Sudan since 2008.
With Head Offices in a village called Lacha, south of Mundri Town, and somewhere between the Bari and the Garia Payams, the NGO is involved in many humanitarian projects in the area and offers assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs).
In the wake of the looting, shooting and killing sprees carried out in Mundri town on Friday 22nd, May 2015, by the predominantly (Dinka) SPLA soldiers loyal to Juba government, Mr Jakani had been instrumental in assisting the terrorized civilians by transporting the sick, the disabled, the elderly and the children out of Mundri to safety in Bari and Lacha localities using his organization’s vehicles.
Could it be that the government in Juba is now seeing him as an enemy because he saved the lives of those diabled and elderly citizens and children from what was a massacre in the waiting as the very SPLA soldiers who were expected to protect the civilian population against an outside attach turned around and begun a looting, shooting, and killing spree?
This is a call to all Representatives of Local and International Organizations that cherish Human Rights and Justice and all Diplomatic Missions from the free world operating in South Sudan to stand together for the immediate release of Mr Driuni Jakani. His arbitrary arrest in the hands of the security agents in Juba is a slap to the face of all organizations and individuals involved in Humanitarian Assistance, in South Sudan and else where in the world.
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