Abyei administrative area bans new year celebratory gunfire

Abyei Administrative Area has banned shooting in the air during new year celebration. It says shooting in the air will spark fear among the locals in an area where security situation is volatile.

The area’s security advisor says people should instead remain vigilant during the new year celebration. Hon. Kelek Kon Lual told Abyei FM that celebratory gunfire is a waste of ammunitions.

“The bulletin you are firing is supposed to be used for protecting yourself, your mother, your child and your territory. This is my message to my brothers who are listening to me through radio.”

Kon made the remark as people prepare to celebrate new year on Thursday midnight.