Since 2005, small arms and light weapons, according to South Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (CSSAC
), has killed over 8,000 people, during political rebellions, cattle raiding, and child abductions in the state.
If its real goals were to consolidate power prior to elections or to diffuse escalating militarization it is questionable whether this kind of campaign was an appropriate strategy to adopt." Given these criticisms, the report laments the fact that the campaign began before the fledgling Community Security and Small Arms Control (CSSAC
) Bureau had obtained a legal mandate and could play an active role in coordinating the process.
The chairman of the GOSS Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (CSSAC
) said the bureau was established on February 17, 2007.