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O'Brien, Adam. 2009 ‘Preliminary Outcomes of Civilian Disarmament in Other States - Eastern Equatoria and Central Equatoria.’ Shots in the Dark: The 2008 South Sudan Civilian Disarmament Campaign; Working Paper No. 16, p. 19. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 January
Preliminary Outcomes of Civilian Disarmament in Other States - Eastern Equatoria and Central Equatoria
While this Working Paper focuses primarily on the states of Lakes, Western Equatoria, and Unity, a number of reported outcomes have been obtained for the following other states…
About 1,000 weapons were collected through November and an additional 360 in December. Disarmament committees were established on a state and county level and conducted sensitization in seven of 8 counties. In early June, at least eight SPLA members and 11 civilians were killed and some 4,300 people forced to flee as a result of resistance to disarmament in Iloli and Oguruny villages in Hiyala payam (district).
Limited disarmament took place in three counties—Yei, Morobo, and Lainya—from 28 July to 2 August. Disarmament committees were established, radio station announcements were made to notify the public, and 30 collection centres were designated in various payams for civilians to voluntarily submit their weapons. A total of 40 arms were collected: 21 AK-47s, 15 G3s, and 4 other rifles. State officials reported that widespread concern about the LRA among local communities had curtailed significant weapons collection.
[LRA = Lord's Resistance Army; SPLA = Sudan People's Liberation Army]