ATTACK – Juba – Nimule road killed two, five kidnaped

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

At least two people have died including the driver and five others kidnapped after an attack on passengers’ vehicle between Aru Junction and Jebelen along Nimule – Juba Highway.

An eye witness said the incident occurred on Friday at about 11 a.m. when unidentified gunmen opened fire on Bongo Bus that was advancing to Juba from Nimule.

Another report indicates that at least three people have died including the driver and four others injured with serious gunshots.

Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin, the national Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident yesterday saying that at least two people died on spot after the attack.

He reaffirmed that the incident happened between Aru Junction and Jebelen areas of Central Equatoria after the Bus left the areas of Eastern Equatoria.

“The bus was attacked and it resulted to the killing of one passenger and a driver. Two are killed and five kidnapped,” he narrated.

The police Spokesperson said the national forces were dispatched to the scene to investigate the incident.

“Our forces are there (Scene) now establishing facts and more on how it happened,” he concluded saying that more details were still sketchy.

Sergeant Okello John, Police officer at Nimule Police Station stated the attack has left at least three people dead and other children are missing according to their communication on the ground.

He said the authorities were yet to understand how the incident happened since there were no available details by yesterday.

According to the police officer, the attackers were believed to be unknown gunmen.

An eye witness who posted on Facebook and does not want his name to be used said “tears flow down from my face when I saw the mothers of the abducted kids crying at the road side when we arrived at the scene.”

“I once again give glory to the mighty father for protecting me and leading my journey today from Nimule to Juba.”

Nimule- Juba Highway had experienced relative calm in the past few months without security challenges.  

This is the first ever incident reported since this year begun according to the local authorities.With implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and Rome ceasefire declaration where does these attacks come from and who are responsible?

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