UNISFA Force Commander Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr. (UN photo)

UNISFA condemns killing of Abyei deputy chief administrator

The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) has strongly condemned the killing of Noon Deng Nyok, the Deputy Chief Administrator of Abyei, and five other people in an ambush by an armed group at Wunpeth, near Agok.

The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) has strongly condemned the killing of Noon Deng Nyok, the Deputy Chief Administrator of Abyei, and five other people in an ambush by an armed group at Wunpeth, near Agok.

In a press statement sent to Radio Tamazuj Sunday, UNISFA said the Deputy Chief Administrator was known for his dedication to community service and commitment to fostering unity and peace.

“UNISFA extends its deepest condolences to his colleagues, including the Chief Administrator and members of Abyei Administration, as well as his family, friends, and the wider community who are deeply affected by this tragic loss,” the statement read in part. “This act of appalling and senseless violence risks the gains that have been made towards resolving the difficult situation in Southern Abyei. It is also a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges faced in securing and maintaining peace across the Abyei region.”

“UNISFA calls on all parties to exercise restraint and collaborate in bringing the perpetrators of this crime to justice,” it added.

The mission reaffirmed its commitment to supporting local authorities to promote reconciliation, stability, and the rule of law.

“As the Abyei community comes to terms with this loss, UNISFA calls for a renewed focus and commitment to the pursuit of sustainable peace in Abyei,” the statement said. “In this regard, the mission will continue all efforts to deliver on its mandate to help create a secure and stable environment where all people can enjoy peace and prosperity.”

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