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S. Sudan governor survives another assassination attempt


December 30, 2016 (JUBA) - The Governor of Lol, one of South Sudan’s newly created states, said he narrowly survived an attempt on his life when unknown gunmen attacked the convoy in which he traveled on Thursday.

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Rizik Zachariah Hassan, Governor of Lol state (UN photo)

The incident, Rizik Zakaria Hassan told Sudan Tribune, occurred at Dambara, located about nine miles south of Raja town.

“Yes, it is true. I was traveling in a convoy of four vehicles when we came under attack and I narrowly managed to get out of the situation after our forces engaged the attackers,” Hassan said Friday.

“We managed to disperse them. This happened in an area called Dambara, some nine miles from Raja”, he added.

According to the governor, none of his guards was hurt, but the vehicles used during the journey sustained some bullets.

“My car received three bullets, but we managed to disperse them,” he said.

The attack on the governor was the second in less than a year. In June, there was an attempt on his life in the same area, but he narrowly escaped the attack when opposition forces overran Raja, the capital of his Lol state.

Hassan has been the governor of Lol state, since 24 December 2015. He is the first governor of the state, created by President Salva Kiir on 2 October 2015. He was previously Governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal state.


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  • 30 December 2016 18:39, by Maguto


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    • 31 December 2016 09:12, by Mayom County Troops

      Please you resign and you will be free forever
      failing to resign make sure you will face more assassination more than the one you face at this time .

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    • 31 December 2016 14:27, by Chang Kuony

      RIZIK Hassan, Mathiang Anyor under Killer Paul Malong will kill you soon unless you resign from Jaang government. Remember Malong told you that you are not South Sudanese but Fazalit of Darfur when he wanted to snatched SPLM State leadership in Greater northern Bahre el Ghazal region. Quit ya traitor who sold his Fertiit to Dinka elites.

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  • 31 December 2016 00:49, by Son of Nuer

    Wait for the third times

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  • 31 December 2016 03:46, by ngadodo

    indeed in South Sudan this is place where life for human being easily can someone take away without legitimate reason, he should consider safety for life.

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  • 31 December 2016 06:54, by Against Incitement

    We thank God for your safety mr.governor,may the Almighty God give you long live with your group!However,to those who are doing this barbaric,please stop it, God does not like killing,the blood of innocent south sudanese will bring curse and death on you if you done stop these activities.Come for dialogue if you have any concern.The live of a single South Sudanese matters to me, does it matter u??

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    • 31 December 2016 12:54, by Eastern

      Alhamd lillah as they say in Arabic......

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  • 2 January 2017 10:53, by Wau son

    hahahahah....first after becoming the so failed governor of the so claimed loll state of the Jing ,the Jing Malual young under the strong man Malong Awan (Fox)attacked in Aweil airstrip; after that his food master chase him away from Juba to go back to his loll capital, reaching there his youth in loll capital town Raja surprised him was deadly attack whereby he narrowly escape death.tobe. Continu

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    • 2 January 2017 11:00, by Wau son

      hahahahah.. Am still laughing. Ok;that was in June(2016)just after six month ,He was narrowly dead but his mother’s( Juju=Kujur) safe him from the hands of this boys whom he was calling them one day outlaws. Let me tell you the truth, this Mr.so called Rizik saw by his own hand, when filled with all sorts of hatred until some of them lost trust on him and decided to go and live in bushes ..to be C

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      • 2 January 2017 11:10, by Wau son

        Let’s continue; these guys when Rizik made it narrow for them to live in towns, like the other human beings they decided to live bushes and work with whoever can help them to get rid of Rizik.First they were working alone, until Machar fell apart with rival Salva Kirr then he(Machar)annex them to him as another power in the west to threatening with his opponent Salva in the west. Why? let me tell

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        • 2 January 2017 11:19, by Wau son

          .. Why Machar annex these guys to him because he new that these boys are though in fighting, they where there in the bush since (Dec 6,9&10,2012 after Wau’s youth massacre)and he was there in the palace in Juba until his time came in Dec 15,2013.
          Rizik is the causer of these guys’ revolution by naming them thugs & anti-Dinka, so now his harvesting what he sow with his own hands.to be Cont....

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          • 2 January 2017 11:29, by Wau son

            he had turn these innocent boys to be killers, so let him stand firm to meet them. They will still following him wherever he goes until they tackle, but in order to achieve that goal, they must kill and push away all machineries hired by Rizik such as(Torabora Darfur’s rebels & Mathiang Anyour; young streets boys of Dinka Malual Girnyag militia of Malong Awan)
            I hope you have understood something

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