17 Aug 2018

 

Two Villages Attacked By Well-Armed Men In Lol State

“The leadership of the republic of South Sudan and the former rebels leadership of SPLM –IO should get involved in investigating this case.”

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 06 2016 6 June [Gurtong] – Authorities in Lol State have reported that unknown gunmen on Saturday morning attacked two villages in the southern part of the State.

According to the State Information Minister, Francis Piol Buk, the attack came as a surprise when unknown well-armed militarised men stormed the two villages; Chopo and Mangaya forcing hundreds of civilians to flee their homes.

The minister did not disclose the number of casualties from the attack.

“These are issues that we need to alert the government of South Sudan and citizens to be vigilant while we are trying to investigate the derivation of the armies,” he said.

“The leadership of the republic of South Sudan and the former rebels leadership of SPLM –IO should get involved in investigating this case.” said Buk.

It remains unclear as to what the purpose of the attack was for.

 

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