A traditional leaders’ conference has kicked off in Todach village in Abyei Administrative Area.

Ngok Dinka and Misseriya traditional leaders pose for a photo with UNISFA Acting Head of Mission/Force Commander Maj-Gen Kefyalew Tessema (seated center) in Todach on 17/12/2020 | Photo credit: UNISFA

The meeting brings together Ngok Dinka Chiefs and Misseriya Chiefs to dialogue ways to bring stability. The dialogue which began yesterday is being facilitated by United Nations Interim security force for Abyei – UNISFA.

In statement publish at UNISFA’s official Twitter account, the conference aims at stopping movement and incursion of armed groups into Abyei area.

The statement added that the meeting will serve as a platform to engage the two communities together help UNISFA effectively implement Abyei weapons free zone agenda.

In November this year, a businessman was killed by unidentified gunmen near Amiet market after reaching a scene in which a boda boda rider was robbed.