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Lakes: Gunfire at Wulu commissioner’s wedding sparks panic

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April 8, 2014 (WULU) Residents of Wako villages in the Domulot, Domanjo and Tonjo bomas (districts) fled into hiding on Monday night after gunfire erupted following the Wulu county commissioner’s marriage to a 17-year-old school girl.

Villages in Tonjo boma were caught by surprise after hearing heavy gunfire, with stray bullets ricocheting off residential houses.

Eyewitness said that panicked residents had fled from their homes in the middle of the night, with one woman injuring herself after she hit her head on a tree while fleeing.

Another eyewitness, who requested anonymity, said that members of the bridegroom’s family fired into the air in celebration after the nuptials.

It’s believed commissioner Benjamin Akol was travelling through Domulot and Domanjo en route to Tonjo boma with his new bride when the incident occurred.

The local community has accused the commissioner of illegally providing alcohol to his in-laws and relatives to celebrate the marriage, flouting a state-wide alcohol ban imposed in Lakes state’s eight counties by caretaker governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol after his appointment in January last year.

The commissioner is believed to have spent more than 15,000 South Sudanese pounds on the wedding, with witnesses reporting that Akol had supplied five jerrycans of Siko and locally made brew, as well 20 crates of beer for his in-laws.

The police services criminal investigation department (CID) confirmed the incident, but sources said police did not intend to investigate the matter further amid fears officers could be sacked by the commissioner.

A CID officer, who requested anonymity, said a number of people were still missing following incident.

Lakes state authorities have not commented on the shooting incident.

Dhuol’s tough security measures and policies have proved increasingly unpopular in Lakes state and there are calls for him to step down.

Police have insisted that young people and the wider public refuse to share information with them, blaming the poor relationship between the administration and the people of Lakes state.

(ST)

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  • 9 April 11:21, by william

    Sudantribune is infested with virus so, it becomes too bias! What Is a connection here between caretaker governor and celeberation for the commissioner marriage? Every evil jus criminals are against the government of South sudan to the extend they resorted to report nonsenses.

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    • 9 April 11:30, by omoni jr.

      William
      you are just narrow and shallow minded dude,yes the article has a connection with your illitrate governor because the commissioner provided alcohols at wedding part and yet your governor banned the consumption of alcohols across the state. Think outside the box boy.

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      • 9 April 19:16, by william

        You imbecile son of whore, if the inlaws of your uncle were not bias then your iq Is falling in the shoe of uncle who become useless despite the highest éducation He claim to have attained. You are vert stupid to the extent You Can not understand truth and false. Nuer learn to be worse than improve!

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        • 9 April 21:08, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

          Dear Dinkas
          This is not new from Dinka let commissioner use her, do u heard z Dinka’s know human right?

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          • 9 April 21:29, by Garang Deng

            Pinyin Gatkuoth
            This one cannot happen in Bor only stupid majorities, those who think like animals and birds

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            • 9 April 22:02, by william

              Garant deng You are very stupid indeed to say that those who You are calling stupid majority are the vert one protecting You from bring facking via anus by nuer or else You May remain in refuggee camp forever moron. I believe You are commenting from uganda or kenya cowadic idiot. You become another concubine to riak like nyandeng who disgrâce the legacy of late John garant.

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            • 9 April 22:25, by william

              If are wise why do not You protect your own home from youth or white army from? The same lake state people who You are calling stupid majority are the one who are sheltering your despiared mothers who fled from nuer to lake as heaven were they Can ne protected While you are busy running to the refuggee camps in kampala and Kenya. Were Will You go if the white army reach uganda? Definitely, rumbek

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          • 9 April 22:41, by william

            You boy let me educate You That the only creature who Can understand the fundamental human rights is human being, but since You are neither human not demostic animal, You always read between the lines and Rebel. Do You mean destruction and looting are called human right in your community?

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  • 10 April 06:38, by Samuel Malual

    @William, don’t worry about Garang Deng, he is a traitor from Twic East community of Bor. Twic people are well known of their politics of destabilisation and interest pretty much attached together. They idiots and right now they are rebels helping the man who killed them in large number in 1991. Ashame Twic East.

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  • 10 April 06:50, by Samuel Malual

    You se a wife of General Kuol Manyang Juuk will never support Riek if kuol passes away for example. But Garang prostitute Nyandeng Chol Atem from Ajuong another traitors within the eastern part of Bor has mobilised her people to support her. Salva used to fuck her and after Kiir changes his mind, she surrendered to enemy of husband.

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