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Two arrested in Jonglei in connection to last week’s protest

By Wek Atak Kacjang

Authorities in Jonglei State have arrested two suspects in connections with the demonstrations in Bor over the Sharikat incident that left five people dead and many others injured.

Last week, five people were killed allegedly by a man identified as Lual Akook Wol over a land dispute.  

The incident ignited protests in Sharikat with hundreds of residents took to the streets demanding for justice for the victims.

A simmilatr protest was also held in Bor.

President Salva Kiir last week issued an order forming a seven-member committee headed by the Minister of Justice to investigate the incident.

The other members include chief of defense forces of the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF), inspector-general of police, director-general of the internal security bureau NSS, director of military intelligence SSPDF, director of public prosecution at the ministry of justice and constitutional affairs, and Advocate Muonyluak Alor Kuol.

Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday in an exclusive interview, Mabior Atem Mabior Jonglei state secretary said the two suspects were believed to be among the leaders who led the protest in Bor.

 “It is normal process of investigation which is always done when there was an incident. People should remain calm and cooperate with investigation team,” he said

Mabior further dismissed allegation on social media that state authority assassinated ten students who were believed to have hailed from Bahr El Ghazale region.

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