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S. Sudan army accused of killing Mundri diocese priest

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October 18, 2016 (JUBA) – The priest of Mundri West diocese in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, Rev. Lino Apollo has been killed.

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An armed opposition (SPLM-IO) official claimed the cleric was killed by South Sudanese government forces in the Greater Mundri, allegedly acting on the orders of the Amadi state governor, Joseph Ngere.

A number of civilians are also said to have been killed from their hide-outs, allegations Sudan Tribune could not immediately verify.

“Other civilians Killed by the government forces in Greater Mundri were, Peter Robert and Night Timon killed at Doro in Mundri East [and] Mary Elisapana in Medewu among others,” said Girma Apaya, who is attached to the SPLM-IO office in Western Equatoria state.

Government forces, further claimed the official, “looted” and “destroyed” several primary health care centers in Bari, Medwu, Bangolo, Koto’bi, and Karika in Mundri East and West counties.

“Such acts were barbaric and inhuman, aimed at nothing but international starvation of the civil population from accessing health facilities,” said Apaya.

He further claimed government forces were using the looted drugs to treat wounded soldiers while others were allegedly being sold.

“We condemn such barbaric act in strongest terms and demand the SPLA IG to refrain from such acts. It is worth mentioning that these are war crimes, violations of international humanitarian law, the law of armed conflicts, and violations of human rights,” said Apaya.

The army is yet to officially react to the armed opposition’s claims, despite reports of renewed clashes between the two rival factions in parts of South Sudan Upper Nile state and in the oil-rich Unity state.

At least 60 people were killed in clashes between the rival factions near the Upper Nile capital, Malakal last Saturday, the army disclosed.

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  • 19 October 07:30, by Equatoria1

    What do you expect from blood thirsty Anyoors. To date, SS does not have Army. We have MTN Militias who’re terorrising the country in the name of Army & they’re only capable of soft targets. They know how to jail non-MTN politicians, they enjoying killing Church leaders, shooting randomly on civilian when returning on lost battle, kill non-MTN youth, rape women & elderly,torching houses...

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    • 19 October 09:08, by Mopedi

      If they killed a innocent priest is equivalent to the lamb of God, his blood shall be smeared at every doorstep of peace lovers for identification of mathiang anyoor from Israelite when the final day of the journey begin

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    • 19 October 13:32, by Midit Mitot

      Look at these tribal Militia, do any one who knows God can kill child, women, pastor, or any elderly people? Yes Maithang Anyoor are doing that in every corner in this country.

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  • 19 October 11:49, by Augustino

    My friends this is what we had been telling you that do not play with fire, killing innocent people on the road is a crime, harbouring criminals is a crime and supporting criminals is a crime. The Minister of Information and official spoke person for our government Micheal Makuei warned people of harbouring criminals and the consequences of doing so is more bitter. So take it as lesson now.

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    • 19 October 12:14, by Equatoria1

      Augustino
      I agree with you. Harbouring criminal is not acceptable & that is why we want to send all the MTNs back to their Jenge land simply because they’re criminals. They rape women & kill Priests, understand now?? I can see u bossing around of killing a priest what u fail to know is that Equatorians are no longer intimidated by such killings. It motivate them more to target MTNs. Tit for tat.

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      • 19 October 13:26, by Active man

        If you killed priest who hasn’t escape church believe that he can’t in a church n got kill what country ya jama. Rip

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    • 19 October 13:23, by Mopedi

      Mr. Augustine From 2013 to 2016 this quasi Government a stateless Mathiang Anyoor have killed , democide (genocide, massacres, extrajudicial executions, as they like) based on ethnic, racial, and religious diversity, economic downwards, low levels of education, and cultural differences is witnessed during quasi government why killing civilian look for IOs boys

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    • 19 October 14:22, by Junubi

      Augustino,
      That is really what i use to tell you that, Dinka always listen with their ass, because nobody can celebrate the death of the religious man, he is an innocent who doesnot even like the killing that is now happening in our Country that was cause to us by Kiir Kuerhping, by grapping the wealth of SS to Dinka only.

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  • 20 October 15:30, by Cobbz

    it cant get more worse than this. even a Man of God? and who will stand on behalf of the nation before God?

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