Juba, 30 March, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has decried the reported violent clashes in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State, and said the violence being witnessed is “work of the devil”.
On March 21, local authorities in Eastern Equatoria State confirmed that seven people had been killed and hundreds of villagers displaced when rustlers clashed with cattle herders in the Owinykibul area of Magwi County.
Speaking at the fundraising program for renovation of All Saints Parish Church of Juba Archdiocese, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin said the reported deadly conflict is the “work of the devil” who wants to divide the people of South Sudan along ethnic and regional lines.
“This violence is not brought by anybody but it is brought by the devil, the evil one who wants to separate us along the tribes and regions and along all the clans,” Archbishop Ameyu said.
He added, “The nature of the violence is the devil and he wants to separate people by violence; once you kill my people then I react and kill you. It’s a devilish work not from a particular tribe.”