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Unknown gunmen kill S. Sudan governor’s top aide

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October 2, 2017 (JUBA)- Unknown gunmen on Sunday shot dead a top security officer for the governor of South Sudan’s Imatong state, Tobolio Alberio, sparking tension in the capital, Torit.

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Location of Imatong state in South Sudan (Getty)

The deceased, identified as Santo Mawiir, guarded Tobolio, who confirmed the incident, calling for calm.

The security officer, according to the governor, was a member of the national security service assigned from their headquarters in Juba to accord him protection.

The circumstances under which the officer was killed remains unclear and no group claimed responsibility for the shooting.

The officer was reportedly shot as he traveled to the main market.

Meanwhile the state governor appealed to the population not to take the law in their hands, saying investigations were underway to establish the identities of the officer’s killers as well as their motives.

Imatong, one of the 28 states of South Sudan, is located in the Equatoria region and borders Yei River to the southwest, Jubek to the west, Terekeka and Jonglei to the northwest, Boma to the northeast, Namorunyang to the east and Uganda to the south.

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  • 3 October 2017 06:05, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    People taking laws into their on ? hand need the law itself to be strengthened, "Security officer 👮 being killed by unknown gun 🔫 men" Security itself is in jeopardy, how can security officer 👮 get killed, may God rest his soul enternlife.

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    • 3 October 2017 06:28, by Eastern

      Kiir, through his nefarious National Security Service agents cannot protect all his lapdogs across the country. Keep your ears on the ground..!

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  • 3 October 2017 11:17, by Wutkhor

    Congratulations to the killers of Kiir jce thugs officers, all thugs who re saving jce terrors illegitimate regime must be kills.
    Dinka’s re cockroaches, bad insects n animals who don’t deserve to lives with poles.

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    • 3 October 2017 19:51, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Wuthor:Wash your wordings in these public website, if you keep
      Writing your mind on the base’s of tribal fault line, like that you will be band from this national Web, I meant it n mark my word, if you don’t know who I’m you can consult with some of formers comments who got band! Ask yourself where is logic? N THE REST

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  • 3 October 2017 14:17, by James Bol Bol

    It is very sad that the top security has been killed by unknown gunman,
    every year such incidents happens and reported that it is unknown gunman ...
    When will they be known and who will know them?
    May his soul rest in peace

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    • 3 October 2017 20:38, by jubaone

      James Bol Bol,
      Your hungry and worthless nyors disguised as an army are committing atrocities as unknown gunmen looking for food 😋 cos the Kiirminal has not paid them for 5 months. These luakjiengs should just go back to jiengeland and do some cultivation. But lazy and idle jienges just like to lol and seal. Hopeless thugs and criminals.

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  • 4 October 2017 01:54, by Gabriel KK

    What is wrong in this city? Number of officers assigned to this town have been killed since CPA period and the killing is continuing. Are they being targeted because of their regions or is there any hidden reason behind this planned killing? Shame on them.

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