ATTACK, Juba University student shot

By Bullen Bala Alexander

A University of Juba female student is in critical condition after she was shot by unknown gunmen yesterday.

Sources confided to Juba Monitor that Mary Agau, a fourth-year student of Social and Economic Studies was shot at the university’s female student’s hostel.

Anonymous sources at the university, said unknown gunmen entered the hostel at 4 am and opened fire on the students injuring one person.

“The girl is in critical condition but now she has been taken to Giada Military Hospital for operation,” said a female student who sought anonymity.

They said the hostel gate usually remain open throughout the night.

The unknown assailant pumped two bullets, one in her stomach and another on the leg.

Most students told Juba Monitor that the institution’s administration has cautioned them against speaking to the press.

However a student, Wilson Mayor condemned the attack saying, “It is sending bad signal to the students, not even the students but every citizens of this country, meaning that the students are not safe at their hostels.”

“How comes that criminals entered in the hostel? This is the question that needs to be answered by the administration of the University of Juba,” he said.

Mayor said there was need for the university administration to deploy police to guard the hostel since they are not safe anymore.

He challenges the administration to explain to the public why they removed security officers who used to patrol the institution.

Mayor said the motive behind the attempt murder was not known but termed it, “a targeted attack”.

“I am sure they were targeting somebody because according to some girls when the criminals got in to the hostel, they asked for a certain girl but just after few minutes they shot the girl,” Mayor said.

However, when contacted for comment, the deputy Dean of students’ Affairs at the University of Juba refused to comment on the matter and reportedly directed the students not to speak to the media.

South Sudan Police Spokesperson, Major General Daniel Justin said his office had not received the information, but would definitely investigate the incident.

“I am yet to confirm after that then we will tell you what exactly happened,” he said.

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