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2 killed in revenge attack in Eastern Lakes state

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February 9, 2017 (RUMBEK) – Two people were killed in Mapuordit payam in a revenge attack by the community in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state, following Tuesday’s killing of a youth leader.

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The late Pokic Maker (ST photo)

The Ngop River county commissioner, Diardit Bol allegedly ordered his close bodyguard to shot a youth leader identified as Pokic Maker in unclear circumstances.

An eyewitness told Sudan Tribune that clashes broke out Wednesday between pastoralists youth related to the youth leader and soldiers in Mapuordit, a remote area.

“There were two people killed and the situation is tense as we speak now,” said the eyewitness, who preferred anonymity.

Officials from Eastern Lakes state were not readily available to comment.

(ST)

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  • 9 February 08:45, by John Head

    who will be blame,governor who appointed the commissioner or commissioner who ordered the army to kill the youth without clear reasons and the youth who took the laws into their hands without following the procedural ways.
    I do appeal to the community\relatives of sultan Madit Maker to maintain calmness and protect Ngop county from being destroyed by the relatives who lost their beloved son.RIP.

    repondre message

    • 9 February 09:25, by Mayom County Troops

      I know people of Eastern Lake state are too naughty indeed
      better for you my dear community to respect honorable commissioner , instead grouping yourselves to fight your govt .

      repondre message

  • 9 February 13:46, by Aperkuol

    Dear MYOPIC Troops,
    we people of Yirol are not "naughty’that myopic, reckless, barbaric and uncultured characterization is not in its place.
    i dont know why you people always rush to conclusions without diging deep to actually what transpired.

    repondre message

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