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Three million SSP recovered from pirates

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

Authorities in Eastern Lakes State have said it has recovered three million SSP out of the seven million SSP earlier looted by the pirates on Saturday.

Ajut Aluong Ajut, Chairperson of Jonglei state Boats’ Union told Juba Monitor that Eastern Lakes State had recovered three million SSP out of the seven million and nine hundred thousand looted by the pirates.

“The security agencies were able to carry out quick search and recovered three million SSP,” he said.

On Saturday, some pirates attacked a boat around Eastern Lakes States and looted over seven million pounds. Aboard were five businessmen travelling to Juba to buy goods.

Mabior Kuol Ajok, spokesperson of the Chamber of Commerce said that the traders were travelling from Fangak state to Bor town.

Mr. Ajok explained that after the boat reached Eastern Lakes state, the pirates intercepted it by firing about thirty bullets to stop the traders.

“Those attackers looted about seven million and nine hundred thousand South Sudanese pounds,” he said.

“The case has been reported to the state authorities and security agencies,” Mr. Ajok added.

He continued that Jonglei State authorities promised to cooperate with Eastern Lakes and Fangak States so as to conduct further investigations.

Mr. Ajok urged traders to always deposit their money in the bank instead of travelling with it.

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