Abuja - The Chairperson of the Akasoba Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution
(ACPCR), Akasoba Duke-Abiola, deplored the crisis in South Sudan.
Duke-Abiola, who is also the Akasoba (chief) of the Kalabari, described the ongoing civil strife as an unnecessary distraction of the developmental efforts of the world’s newest nation.
“We are for whatsoever would bring peace to Nigeria, Sudan, Africa and the world. That is why we utterly condemn the deplorable situation in South Sudan where women and children are suffering intolerable hardships,” she stated.
She informed the President of South Sudan, Salva Kirr, that Africa could only fully develop under a peaceful atmosphere of harmony and good governance.
She added that ACPCR was fully following the peace efforts in the war-torn country.
At least 1 000 people have been killed in fighting since December 15.
Regionally-brokered talks to declare a ceasefire have stalled.
– CAJ News