Juba, South Sudan,
28 May 2021 – The government of China has called for justice for a Chinese national who was killed in a vicious attack at a construction site along Juba – Terekeka Road Thursday morning.
Hua Ning, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to South Sudan urged the government of South Sudan to arrest perpetrators responsible for the killing of a Chinese national and his bodyguard whose names were not supplied.
The Chinese national was reportedly driving a truck loaded with construction aggregate when an assailant shot at them.
He was unaware of what was going to happen as he was focusing on driving only. There was another driver whose identity was not revealed, accompanied by a soldier believed to be from the Tiger Division.
In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, a Shino-Truck was reportedly sprayed with at least six bullets, killing both the unidentified drivers and the soldier.
Many Chinese and South Sudanese citizens have strongly condemned the incident and appealed to the government to arrest the assailants. Mr. Ning condemned the incident describing it as sad.
“It is sad to learn the death of a Chinese worker and a South Sudanese soldier in an armed attack at the K10 of Juba-Rumbek road. We strongly condemn the killing of innocent people. Our deepest condolence to the affected families at this time of hardship,” he said.
Ambassador Ning said that “such violence runs counter to the common will of South Sudanese people for peace and sustainable development.”
He called for the perpetrators to be brought before justice and optimistic that “peace will finally triumphant over violence”.
While calling on the government to deal with criminals, the Chinese Ambassador also sent his heartfelt condolences to all South Sudanese and all Chinese especially the immediate families of the deceased.
He concluded that such atrocious acts of violence are indications that there is still “a long way to go before the durable peace would be reached ” in the Republic of South Sudan.