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Lakes state’s caretaker governor orders closure of primary schools in Rumbek


August 2, 2013 (RUMBEK) - Lakes state military caretaker governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol has ordered the closure of all primary schools in Rumbek East due to rising tension following last week’s murder of two teachers in an inter-communal revenge attack between pastoralist youth from Pamany, a sub-section of the Kok Dinka tribe.

Speaking in Rumbek East on Friday, Dhuol ordered the county commissioner and the community to keep the schools closed.

“Immediately all primary schools operating in Rumbek East county must to be closed down”, Dhuol said.

The caretaker governor also warned local chiefs against protecting the suspects involved in the murder of the two teachers from Mathiang primary school.

“Those traditional chiefs, leaders within Rumbek East county will be sacked if they don’t show the suspected person who killed two teachers in Akuel-jol village”.

Matur did not indicate who will replace traditional chiefs in the event that they get sacked as a result of failure to reveal the persons suspected to have been involved in the killing.

Rumbek East county commissioner David Marial Gumke confirmed that the governor has issued instructions of all primary schools with the aim of lowering rising tensions between the two rival sub-tribes of Kok Dinka tribe.

David Marial Gumke said security agencies are on the lookout for the those responsible for the murderer of the teachers.

“Our security forces are working hard to track all they suspected killers who participated in the killing of two teachers. The governor has closed all the primary schools. The aim is to avoid further revenge and to allow security agents to track down the suspected elements who participated in the death of two teachers”, said Gumke.


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  • 3 August 2013 05:53, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Governor Matur Chut Dhuol is right to exploit such orders of primary school shootdown, indeed the teachers are doing nothing for the students, they are just renegade the future of the chuildren.

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  • 3 August 2013 06:32, by Mike Mike

    Lake Governor,am really happy with your ordering the closure of the all primary schools as a response to the growing insecurity and the killing of the two teachers in Lake State by those mad criminals/culprits is welcome.That’s how the leader act when such kind of tragedy occur and let the security organs work hard to make sure those involves in the killing are brought to the book to face the laws

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  • 3 August 2013 10:07, by Marco Bul

    I’m tired of these adapted terminologies:
    1-....condemn in the strongest term possible.........
    2-.....brought to book......
    3-....with powers conferred upon me by..........
    4-Lake State Military caretaker Brigadier General Blah,blah blah.....

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  • 3 August 2013 13:35, by makoi

    Marco bull,you are running around the bush bro, we ’re mourning it doesn’t matter you tired of terminologies or not we are mourning our innocence brothers that been kiled for no reason.

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  • 3 August 2013 17:23, by william

    The Lake state governor Dhuol had done it right since teachers were been targeted by stupid criminals. That closure will save their life for this moment. Those criminals involved in killing teachers have forgotten that teachers are not for clans nor section but for nation. However, he who used that tremendous criminal act can be brought to book when found immediately.

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