Three National Security Officers Killed In Road Ambush
September 03, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The National security service (NSS) cars have been ambushed and three officers were killed, others wounded on Juba -Nimule Highway road on Thursday, Nyamilepedia has confirmed the incident.
After incident took place at noon Nyamilepedia press contacted Hillary Roberto, Commissioner of Oponi County in Jubek State about the incident, he admitted two national security officers were shot dead by suspected criminals along the Juba-Nimule road.
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Hillary Roberto narrated that NSS officers were patrolling the highway when their vehicles fell into an ambush in Jebellein.
He said the incident initially caused panic among the people in the area; some people fled in to the bush for fear of their lives but now the situation is normal and the cars are moving as usual.
Mr Roberto asserted that there are a lot of criminal groups along Juba-Nimule road, the attackers are unknown.
In related case on Tuesday, Nyamilepedia spoke to Mary Keji, one of the Loa residents in Pageri County, Imatong state about a bus that was shot at in the area, and admittedly said the incident indeed happened.
“On Tuesday, gunmen shot at a passenger bus at Loa, wounding the driver. Officials say the identity of the attackers was not established,” Keji said.
Firing along the roads or at check points is not new, earlier in July, the SPLM-IO forces clashed with the government soldiers that searched the vehicles in Gudele, a western suburb of Juba town.
That clash was followed by J1 incident the following day after which Juba was engulfed by flames that forced the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar out of the capital.
For the last two months fighting has continued outside the capital, however, the government has restricted media coverage and humanitarian assistances in those areas.