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Two killed in Rumbek ambush of MP’s car


December 1, 2012 (RUMBEK) - A group of unidentified gunmen killed two businessmen from neighbouring Unity State at 7am on Saturday morning in Pulkuc, located in western part of Rumbek East County of Lakes state, when the car of a local MP was attacked.

Makuac Adhil MP told Sudan Tribune that a student at Rumbek National Senior secondary school, David Jet Apin, had been driving his car to the South Sudanese capital Juba for repairs, when the incident occurred.

After Jet’s departure from Rumbek to Juba, the MP said he had "no idea" whether he picked people up along the way and it was "a very big surprise", not only that the car was hijacked in Rumbek East County, but that two Nuer men from Unity State had been travelling in the car and were "taken out and killed" by the gunmen.

Rumbek East County Commissioner, David Marial Gumke, said that the “two men were killed and their belongings in the car were also looted”. He said that a thorough investigation will be carried out.

Lakes State’s police department for Criminal Investigation (CID) recorded the incident as a “gang ambush” in its report, which said: the two young men from Nuer of Bentiu were killed were killed at 7am. The dead bodies and another Nuer man who was wounded in the attack have been taken to Lakes State hospital, the police report said.

Commissioner Gumke said the ambush may have been in retaliation for an attack last week that killed the son of the former chief of Rumbek East County, Matur Waro. However, he said that the facts should be established through a thorough investigation.


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  • 2 December 2012 08:25, by Diu J.Kuek

    Lakes State is become hub of terrorists and criminals gangs in the Republic of South Sudan anyway my condolence to the family of those victims may God will give them comfort for the further investigation I can not comment on that I know nothing such an action will be taking so far since we are in the state of disorder.

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    • 2 December 2012 08:51, by Bolman

      just kill them they don’t have had indigenous Nuer Governor in Unity State just an adapted Nephew

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      • 2 December 2012 11:42, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        This madness of killing each other is a crimes that God will never forgive the killer,
        Why would you just killed those who are about to bring development if people are not crazy and food lovers? But thank God that one of the businessmen is alive otherwise the doom driver knew what he was doing,
        Death to criminals to that driver too, he made connection with his gang,

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    • 2 December 2012 09:53, by Malou Manyiel

      This is a bad behavior that should be punished lawfully. Am from Rumbek myself but I condemned this act. This people killed are innocent bussinessmen who have no connection to the first two bussinessmen killed. If authority in Rumbek want to investigate this, let the driver be arrested. There seemed to be connection how did these gunmen know that there are Nuer in the car?

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      • 2 December 2012 10:05, by Malou Manyiel

        To make sure that such killings should not repeat itself between 2 states, there must be a heavy punishment to those who did it. It is the only solution that can save innocent lives. Today is Unity state to mourn and tomorrow it will be Lakes State to mourn and the innocent people are the victims while murderers are safe and kicking. Whether it is a revenge or not, it has to be punished! period

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    • 3 December 2012 11:08, by Mapuor

      Dieu de Kuek
      Greater Upper Nile and Eastern Equatoria are the most insecure places in South Sudan.Death toll in Juba alone records the highest in all South Sudan cities.Jonglei is leading in insecurity,seven were killed recently in Jalie.Lakes is among the peaceful places in Africa.

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  • 2 December 2012 08:25, by Murle agent

    This attack was carried out by dinka Bor there’s no doubt about it. So therefore nuer must carry out revenge attack as well....that way dinka Bor will learn good lesson!!

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    • 2 December 2012 08:30, by Young Lotuko

      Murle Agent..Now, how do you know it was carry out by Dinka Bor? Dinka Bor don’t reside in Rumbek..Common man, don’t let the hate in your heart get the best of you..You can do better bro, time is running..We needs to get our shit together and help our communities, revenge is not a solution

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  • 2 December 2012 08:26, by Young Lotuko

    This report should say 4 killed not two..Since the gunmen are dead, nobody will ever know the truth and South Sudan police never takes their Investigation serious..

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  • 2 December 2012 08:59, by LOJUBA

    Diu J. K
    I totally agree with you nothing can be done, we in Central Equatoria experiencing very day killing no body say something to stop, but we in Equatoria believe it is the political Plan, we don’t have gun, but our only gun is the word of God through the Christ Jesus , every one kill he / she will answer for him self not for party or group of tribe men. Soon they will turn to themselves.

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    • 2 December 2012 09:29, by Young Lotuko

      Let’s try to leave Jesus Christ out of this..God is against all violences.

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  • 2 December 2012 09:01, by mudfish

    My people of Lake State,stop killing it is season of peace and development,let unit and wait for what will come outside the country.to the gov’t of Lake State the investigation mash be serious the criminal mach be treat in the same way did it.otherwise..............!!!

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  • 2 December 2012 09:39, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    This is so sad n unacceptable. My condolences to the families of the two innocent gentlemen/businessmen fm our state of Unity! This is unacceptable n uncomprehendable practice - this wilful revenge attitude as alleged by Rumbek East County commissioner. Instead talking as this, it is better he peruses these gangs if there r established rumors z it may be those whose brothers were killed in unity.

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    • 2 December 2012 11:50, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      This madness of killing each other is a crimes that God will never forgive the killer,
      Why would you just killed those who are about to bring development if people are not crazy and food lovers? But thank God that one of the businessmen is alive otherwise the doom driver knew what he was doing,
      Death to criminals to that driver too, he made connection with his gang,

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  • 2 December 2012 09:43, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

    It is madness to just kill innocent men.What is wrong in Rumbek?
    May the slain traders RIP.

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    • 2 December 2012 10:08, by LOJUBA

      Mr. Do you what is happening everyday in Juba? No one say one word to stop, question is , one day it will turn opposite , because God sees and he is the creator of all, any person try to think he / she has a hidden agent to destroy Gods Vision will just end up to HELL, and leave south sudan to the God’S Sons.

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  • 2 December 2012 10:40, by Young Patriot

    Cold blood murder everyday in Lakes state! This is unacceptable and it must be stopped! I am from Rumbek but I am shocked by the scale of carnage going on in our state. Where on the earth can u take an innocent blood of someone who is doing business in your community?
    The local MP and his driver must be investigated. Every life counts! Be it Nuer or fellow Agar. We are all citizens of South Sudan

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  • 2 December 2012 11:10, by master

    what kind of creatures those pp
    from which planet they come from
    they could finish them self
    there no culture of peace between them
    my god pls fuck them all
    south will become (no man land ) soon

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  • 2 December 2012 11:29, by Jalaby

    All the messes and instability that the south is exercising now such as:hijacking, shooting, cattle raiding, theft during the day light, fighting, etc because of the shortage of money and food that suppose to come from north but it didn’t!
    Those people have no vision and will continue to hang themselves by their own hands and slowly die!

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    • 2 December 2012 11:47, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Go to hell why didn’t you comment on your disorganized government that is now arresting his own gang? You are really wicked and oafilish individual who has no job but employed your mouth, do you think everyone is stupid like you?
      Go and take some shower, I’m getting sick of your childish writing, if you are not our slave, how came you put ur mouth in our affairs? Park lover,

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      • 2 December 2012 14:28, by Ruach

        That is really true for people of Rumbek.We shouldn’t restrict our mov’ts in our country!It is a wise and big plan from the Driver.The Gangsters should be aware of a car carrying Nuer,but it is a big plan and should be really prosecuted! My condolence to the victim who felt in the hand of carnivals

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    • 2 December 2012 12:08, by master

      we don’t have plan to destroy them
      they will do the mission them self successfully
      just wait and see thoes pp r crearative

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      • 2 December 2012 16:01, by Chol

        Mrs. Master,
        We don’t think you’re that smart enough to destroy us; remember, you haven’t done it for the last 20; 25 plus years of this country struggle. South Sudan is now an independent country. What make you think; a lone gunman on the roadside is going to destroy us when you couldn’t do it with the entire SAF army during 25 years of struggle?

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        • 2 December 2012 18:59, by master

          i thing u r out of SS
          the mess in every corner in south
          in malakal , unity , EE ,WE,CE,JONGLY,UPPER NILE,Lake EVERYWHERE wake up
          average of killing 15 body every day

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          • 2 December 2012 22:16, by Chol

            Mrs. Master, despite all the agents you disperse all over the states in South Sudan, I don’t think you can achieve anything. South Sudan will still be an independent South Sudan. If you read the article and analyze its intention, you can see the need to create conflict between Nuer and Dinka so that there could be an all-out war between the two largest communities in South Sudan. ----

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            • 2 December 2012 22:18, by Chol

              - - -We have seen this movie before in the 1990s; this doesn’t appear as something new to us. Did it succeed in that era? No, why? Because South Sudan is now an autonomous country!

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  • 2 December 2012 12:16, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I think this accountebility should be direct to driver because he is not authorised to use car for business non of all he is just gossip to get money without knownledge of car owner LET HIM FACE TRAIL ACCORDINGLY TO IDENTIFY THESE ACTORS.

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    • 2 December 2012 14:47, by copmakalib.

      We condemn the death as citizens of one SouthSudan, but I want to tell the media that, Lake state has very many different people. This mean, the death of these men might be caused by somebody from different state who has been living in Rumbek with intention of spying these business men. Don’t conclude the allegation to be a lakestate crime.

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