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S. Sudan state governor survives assassination attempt


September 9, 2018 (JUBA) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Northern Liech state, Joseph Nguen Monytuil survived being killed on Saturday when a bomb was allegedly thrown at his vehicle in the capital, Juba.

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Northern Liech state governor Joseph Monytuil (Photo: Larco Lomayat)

The incident occurred near a bridge at Munuki, a Juba suburb.

“The incident occurred round 9 pm when the governor was returning home after a meeting. A group driving a car threw a hand grenade at the governor’s car near the bridge at Munuki, but the governor survived the blast because his car was moving at high speed,” Liech state information minister, Lam Tungwar told Radio Tamajuz.

“Grenade fragments hit the car and made holes in the car but the governor and those who were accompanying him survived the explosion,” he added.

One person, Lam disclosed, has been arrested by national security officials in connection with the bizarre incident, while two escaped.

“The driver of the car has been arrested by the security and two others managed to escape,” the minister further stated.

It still remains unclear what prompted an attack on the governor’s vehicle.

South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation, has been at war since 2013 and this explains the presence of weapons and explosive devices in parts of the country.

In March 2018, at least five children were killed when a hand grenade exploded in Imatong, one of South Sudan’s new states


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  • 10 September 2018 08:58, by Games

    Taban Deng Gai is at work. Stupid people, they are killing themselves for nothing. Who gives damn whether you are clossing alliances to that idiot President or not.

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    • 10 September 2018 10:00, by Pakuai

      Don’t believe everything you read on SUDAN TRIBUNE chap. Taban Deng Gai in fact knows what he is doing. And South Sudanese people will forgive him. But our fools, the greatest evil in South Sudan, Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe & some of their allies are not going to be let off the hooks scot free some of these days. Mr. Games, Dr. John Garang was killed by the evil white Americans>

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      • 10 September 2018 10:09, by Pakuai

        English people and he was killed on his way from Kampala, Uganda on his way to his New Cush resident in our then Eastern Equatoria in 2005. And the AFRICOM and their evil juus so-called *Mossad’ were used to bomb Dr. John Garang. And the *game behind’ was to apportion blame to Yoweri Museveni of Uganda that he was the one who killed Dr. John Garang>>>

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        • 10 September 2018 10:17, by Pakuai

          and off course the evils almost succeeded in their quest. Many rights flared up in Khartoum & other states in our then united Sudan in 2005. But our SPLM/A kept their head high. And Mr. Salva Kiir was appointed by the senior SPLM/A leaders in New Cush in 2005 and Mr. Salva Kiir & his allies, however his [their leadership] had been brought, the South Sudanese people their independnce in 2011>>>

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          • 10 September 2018 10:21, by Pakuai

            And they are not going to go anywhere. The SPLA is not going to welcome the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some of their Bantus & some of their creepy allies in Between out of our country once and for all>>>

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            • 10 September 2018 10:29, by Pakuai

              Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. Your Riek Machar even asked his foreign handlers that if "Dr. John Garang is gone & Mr. Salva Kiir has gone, then who would take the leadership of South Sudan? Riek Machar" Fellows, we killed him in Juba in 2016. But there are some fools who are playing your Riek Machar who are using *magic & intrigues*-----the English people, their evil juus,>>>>

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              • 10 September 2018 10:59, by Pakuai

                their cloned arabs of North Sudan and some of their creepy allies in between in our country and over our country. The owners have taken back their country fellows.

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              • 10 September 2018 12:17, by Phil Oserfer

                Pakuai i suggest you open those chinese eyes of yours,take a good long hard look in the mirror and then decide who is really the racist one,
                Stop blaming everyone elses country for South Sudans misfortunes, Yes the UN is over bloated , the NGO’s have a wrong misguided vision of do gooding, but without them south sudan would be in even a worse position than it is today.

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        • 10 September 2018 11:57, by Phil Oserfer

          To Pakuai ,Listen you dickhead your mind is warped, i think your eyes have gone all chinese because you cant see clearly, its people that think like you that have caused SS to keep themselves in the dark ages for so long.If you were to really open up your eyes you would acknowledge the biggest problem in South Sudan is your method of using cattle as dowry and status symbol ,

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        • 10 September 2018 12:03, by Phil Oserfer

          Regarding the death of the Great John Garang, if you read the the CAA reports,It wasnt the British or the Americans or the Europeans or even the Ugandans/Museveni. It was purely pilot error, that area is renowned for quick settling fog and mist on the southern part of the mountain range, the helicopter pilot was assending over the mountain he misjudged his altitude and flew into the mountain end o

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        • 10 September 2018 12:04, by Phil Oserfer

          Regarding the death of the Great John Garang, if you read the the CAA reports,It wasnt the British or the Americans or the Europeans or even the Ugandans/Museveni. It was purely pilot error, that area is renowned for quick settling fog and mist on the southern part of the mountain range, the helicopter pilot was assending over the mountain he misjudged his altitude and flew into the mountain end o

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        • 10 September 2018 12:10, by Phil Oserfer

          Its reasonably safe to say, that was the biggest ever loss to South sudan, i am sure that if the great man was alive today South sudan would be close on par with Uganda and Kenya but the Garang replacement has allowed all the millions $$$$ from aid an oil to be misaapropiated, one should feel well ashamed by all that lost $$$ with less tha 200km of tarmac road , no fixed power/water system in plac

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      • 10 September 2018 12:13, by Jongo

        I’m wonder those Governors what are they doing in Juba ? they have work @ their respective States how can they sun their affairs if all the time they are in Juba is it by remote control this’s really a lost of money & time if you been appointed as a Governor then you remain in a hotel in Juba. the authority should close all so call coordination offices in Juba

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  • 10 September 2018 19:04, by Eastern

    This is what awaits ALL THOSE OPPORTUNISTS who naively think by appending their signatures on the documents on Wednesday in Addis Ababa Kiir will act rational. MORE assassinations awaits you in Juba. Taban Deng is the devil incarnate...!

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