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Rumbek East county paramount chief killed by unknown gunman

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August 8, 2014 (RUMBEK) – The paramount chief of Lakes state’s Rumbek East county, Apareer Chut Dhuol, was gunned down by an unknown assailant on Tuesday.

The attack occurred in Pacong payam (district), about 20km from Rumbek Central county.

According to the police service’s criminal investigation department (CID), the shooting is in retaliation for the death of late paramount chief Maker Mabor, who was killed in 2002.

Lakes state’s minister of local government and law enforcement, Jok Ayom Majak, called for calm on Thursday as Dhuol, who is the elder brother of Lake’s state’s military caretaker governor, Matur Chuol Dhuol, was buried.

Majak vowed that those responsible would be held accountable, while urging Dhuol’s supporters not to take the law into their own hands.

Rumbek East has been the scene of tensions between the Athoi clan, of which Dhuol hails, and Mabor’s Gony clan.

The latest incident has raised fears of further violence among the two clans.

However, Majak maintained that the situation is under control, saying that army and police forces were deployed in flashpoint areas in a bid to prevent further revenge killings.

Local police say state authorities have become increasingly isolated, with the public refusing to share information with law enforcement officers, making in difficult to investigate killings and maintain law and order in the region.

There are growing calls for South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir Mayardit to relieve the caretaker governor, however, those calls have so far been overlooked.

(ST)

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  • 8 August 2014 12:44, by wang

    Let him go to hells

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  • 8 August 2014 13:26, by Majak Mangar Chawul

    I do call greater Athoi and Gony in particular to leave this incident to the government to investigate rather than being avenge by the relatives of the deceased.
    The death of Aperer is paining everyone including the clans of the murderer because they will receive an endless. Blaming from Agaar and state mates. Let do keep the laws into our hands because the hands of the government is so long.

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  • 8 August 2014 13:39, by Majak Mangar Chawul

    To all Joknyang and particular Ajuong sons and daughters.
    I would like to encourage all of you to strengthen your hearts for the demised of our beloved uncle, brother to compare it to the death of other Pajoknyeng starting from the Turkey revolution where many Mathiang Ajuong sons were killed in additions to others death like Marial Dier was killed by lions,Marual Makueng was killed by Nuer,Japer

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    • 8 August 2014 14:39, by Gangura

      it is good news becoz all Dinkas want power, so let him died we want even all dinkas to die so that this country can get peace, we are tired of one tribe to dominate the all country yet we have 64 tribes in the country, stupid Paramount Chief as gone now remain Kirr and his followers to go and all of them will be leaving one by one, so Goobyee to Joknyang let him go we are still enjoying

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      • 8 August 2014 17:34, by julia

        r u really u wang and gangura! a human being?

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        • 8 August 2014 17:47, by julia

          oh guys? Long time! I never ever comment since august last yr when Gen. Kiir sack founder of nyigateen Riek machar!
          But what make me coment today is what wang and his malitia collegue posted. Am so sorry for the loss of chief Aperer Chut Duol! May almighty God rest his soul in external peace! Government must take tough action! Like what Garang did in 2002!

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        • 8 August 2014 17:51, by julia

          oh guys? Long time! I never ever comment since august last yr when Gen. Kiir sack founder of nyigateen Riek machar!
          But what make me coment today is what wang and his malitia collegue posted. Am so sorry for the loss of chief Aperer Chut Duol! May almighty God rest his soul in external peace! Government must take tough action! Like what Garang did in 2002!

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  • 8 August 2014 15:19, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The system which has been applied to the killers, who had killed deputy chief named Maker Mabior will be automatically apply to the killers who killed paramount chief Apareer Chut Dhuol without investigation.

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