Juba, South Sudan, June 03, 2021 – At least two people have been killed and four others wounded between Tapari and Jambo after a truck destined to Juba from Mundri was ambushed by armed men.
Speaking to the media Double Seven Clement, the police CID officer in charge of greater Mundri, said that soldiers were sent to the scene on a rescue mission.
“The incident happened between Tapari and Jambo, there was a tipper truck taking many passengers from here in Mundri to Juba. When they reached between Jambo and Tapari, they fell into an ambush and two people were killed including the driver, and four people got injured,” De Clement said.
“Soldiers went to the scene and rescued the people and cleared the place. Now the road is safe and people are moving to and from Juba,” he added.
In a statement extended to Nyamilepedia, CID police officer Clement also said the wounded people were rushed to Juba for treatment adding that military and security personnel have been deployed on the road to arrest the situation and to also find a way to apprehend the perpetrators.
Margaret Fozia Emmanuel, Mundri East County commissioner condemned the incident in the strongest and warned criminals against targeting people on roads something she called a reason that led farmers not to cultivate.
The Commissioner urged citizens to be patient while she works closely with her local authorities in collaboration with the state governor in Yamio to ensure that the roads are pacified so that safety in the mobility of farmers and ordinary citizens is guaranteed.
“I want to tell my citizens that they should stay calm at home and cultivate. Lastly, I want to tell the people who are ambushing people on the road that the people of Mundri East are people of peace, so they should leave them to live in peace so that they can cultivate,” she said.
The incidents perpetrated by unknown armed groups along the roads have been a recurring scenario. Although the peace agreement was signed in 2018, insecurity in the country remained rampant.