Three people killed in Cucibet attack

By Mabor Riak Magok

Three people among them a senior police officer have been killed in Cucibet County, Lake State in what is believed to be revenge mission.

 A Police officer who identified as1st Lt. and two other civilians have been killed in what is believed to be revenge attack in Cueibet yesterday.

Police confirmed to Juba Monitor, the acting police Commissioner Colonel Machar Muorwel Madol said those who are killed were identified as 1st Lieutenant Athian Theem, Tutpuou Mamer Malok, and Mabil Marial Mading.

Colonel Muorwel said the three people were killed by unknown Gunmen.

He said that the police authorities in Cueibet are pursuing the perpetrators to be brought to book.

“We are urging chiefs in the community and relatives of the deceased that our police officers are after the suspects to bring them to book,” said Col. Muorwel.

He said the cause of killing the three people is being investigated by the police.

He said the incident occurred at mid-day around Cueibet market, adding that tension is high, security situation is very tense.

“The three sections of Waat, Kongor and Ayiel have deserted the town after three people were killed. We don’t know what will happen after their regrouping outside the town. So all shops, restaurants and others businesses inside Cueibet market have been closed,” He said.

Col. Muorwel appeals to State government authority in Lakes State to send reinforcement urgently to calm down the tension that is building up in Cueibet County.

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