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S. Sudan president convenes security meeting over road attack

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June 29, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir on Thursday convened an emergency security meeting, a day after unknown gunmen killed nine people and wounded dozens on Juba-Bor road.

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The security meeting chaired by President Salva Kiir in the capital, Juba, June 29, 2017 (ST)

The victims, mainly traders, were travelling from Mogiri to Juba. The attack occurred at Kubri Muhandisin, about 8 kilometers from the capital, Juba.

A number of officials, who included First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai attended the meeting held at the army headquarters in Bilpam.

South Sudan’s interior minister, Michael Chiangjiek Geay the meeting was convened to tackle causes of increased insecurity in the nation.

President Kiir, the minister said, asked the committee to investigate the Juba-Bor road incident in which nine civilians lost their lives.

The president tasked the committee to investigate increased insecurity and to report back within nine days, the minister stated.

The Mangala county commissioner, Elario Paul Fataki said one person died from Juba Teaching hospital, making it nine in total.

Fataki called on the transitional government of national unity to work hard in collaboration with the local leaders to improve on security on the Juba- Bor road where several people have died in recent days.

The meeting was also attended by ministers of National Security, Interior, Petroleum, Finance, Justice, deputy Defense Minister, Chief of Defense Forces, Inspector General of Police, Head of Criminal Investigation Department, Director of Military Intelligence and Boma state governor, Ismail Konyi.

Road ambushes are common in South Sudan. Last month, a similar attack on Juba-Bor road claimed over 20 people, mainly women and children.

(ST)

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  • 30 June 00:58, by Paul

    What could be the causes of insecurity along roads? hmmm....I don’t understand either, when this is such a developed and peaceful country. Our public serving government does not tolerate corruption and since inception, many roads were built all over the country. Schools and hospitals are place for every citizens, and economy is booming for anyone to want to rob anyone along the roads. So,why?

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    • 30 June 09:59, by Midit Mitot

      Security investigation, security investigation and security investigation since 2013, and yet any kind of stability. If you need security stable in this country, so bring back Dr Machar to Juba, otherwise time is very near to kill and robe your incompetence leaders.

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      • 30 June 11:24, by Bilpam- 2

        You are right my brother Midiit Mitot.Let the dignify person be brought back to the country as a solution to all these problems.Otherwise,let them keep crying as such because there is no way for them to iron-out all these messes in the country.

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  • 30 June 04:18, by gatkhor Nueri

    Only solution in our country peace include Dr.machar.

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  • 30 June 05:26, by Sunday Junup

    Hey, 8 km a way from here? Kiir ask, let have meeting and let investigate. Kiir only worry when death close to J1. Please kill one of Kiir bodyguard along Juba ministry road, you will here good news from J1. Wait why involving Boma governor, oh he is representing Murle because they wanted to point their finger to Murle people

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  • 30 June 07:09, by Eastern

    The Juba tribal government forgets that there millions of South Sudanese out there not happy with the way it manages the affairs of this country. There are people who are angry and vent their anger through such killings....

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    • 30 June 07:38, by South South

      Eastern,
      There are million of people supporting government of SS,more than Internet fighters are with Kiir. Tell Jubaone and others useless supporters of Riek to talk about peace because our country needs it All the voices of reason in the world would love peace to be in their countries expect a few lunatics in SS.

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      • 30 June 08:00, by Eastern

        South South,

        You are wrong! Please say there are a ZILLION people supporting the inept tribla government considering the population of East African Community and the USA. Ask Kiir’s dialogue going to consult with Dr. Machar not to waste their time and money since Dr. Machar leades a useless lot....

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      • 30 June 09:16, by jubaone

        South South,

        I have urgent issues to do right now, but I shall get to you Abyei MTN, ya aryan jienge.

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  • 30 June 07:10, by Lenin Bull

    President Salva Kiir, your way of handling security and protection for common helpless people across the country is gaga. If you had made it costly for any berk criminal who shed the blood or who kill another innocent fellow citizen through firing-squad, or hanging, or imprisonment for life in Tikling desert. GOd will punish you personally for not protecting us when you are the C-IN-C and presiden

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  • 30 June 07:21, by Lenin Bull

    I doubt whether I will vote for President Salva Kiir again if ever I will reach those next elections day alive. I will not vote for bloody evil mongrel Riek. I will vote for any nationalist from any tribe from any region provided his political programs are for the common good of South Sudanese people. How many people so far have been killed on roads, in Juba city without accountability?

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  • 30 June 07:28, by Lenin Bull

    It is only in South Sudan that it has become easy for anybody to kill anybody without fear of government reprisal. People are are government sacrosanct property and cannot be tempered with without a deadly cost. But here Mr.Salva Kiir and his government are sleep-walking or is it working in J1. I guess even GOD in heaven must be annoyed for lack of actions being taken to redress this criminality.

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  • 30 June 08:23, by Gabriel KK

    That’s the predicted results of the last of this week meeting between Jubek and Boma governors. Killing of innocents civilians will never stop as long as Mogiri remain a cattle trading centre between Jubek and Boma.

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  • 30 June 09:41, by Freedom Advocate

    That’s must always continue until jienges Kiir realize it’s better to have peace in the country

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  • 30 June 15:43, by President

    Salva shall not only convene a meeting in which he want to further his stay in power while the citizen refuse him. Road accident will always be there until he accept the real peace.

    Do not cried yet the worse is going to come unless Machar is back home.

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