South Sudan’s defense, security and interior ministers urged to resign over killing of Juba University lecturer

Minister of Interior Michael Chianjiek and Deputy Minister of Information Lily Albino briefing the media in Juba on 29th August 2018 (File photo)

January 15th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan lawmakers in the Transitional National Legislative Assembly have asked the country’s interior, defense and security ministers to resign over alarming killings in the capital Juba.

This come after a Juba university lecturer was killed on Sunday by gunmen believed to be caring out revenge for a family member killed in Lakes state few months back.

The lawmakers summoned yesterday the country’s defense minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, interior minister Chiangjiek Gaei and national security minister Obuto Mamor over the rising insecurity in the country’s capital Juba.

Juba is the most populated and the most crime-infested city in the country.

“The killings, the rape and all atrocities that we see sometimes being levied on the motorists is going to continue because in other countries if somebody important is killed a minister has to resign, I want to see the ministers to resign on the innocent killing of citizens,” an angry member of parliament demanded on Tuesday as reported by the independent Eye Radio.

“Imagine a person killed near a police centre, it is very unfortunate. Such a person killed near a police center and the police, the security and national security are just moving,” the unnamed lawmaker added.

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