South Sudan’s Aweil community condemns killing in Juba

South Sudan’s Aweil community condemns killing in Juba

January 26, 2018 (JUBA) Aweil Community leadership across South Sudan Friday condemned the killing of three brothers in Juba in what it described as an » organized and coordinated attack» and called to probe the assault and to bring the culprits to justice.

The angry statement was issued in reaction to the unexplained abduction and killing of three brothers from Aweil named Deng, Kon and Ayuel Muor Deng Kuach, from their home last Saturday in Jebel Kunjur, suburb and driven away only to be found dead the next day on Sunday.

«We condemn in the strongest possible terms this outrageous display of cowardice, chauvinistic and barbaric act, meted on innocent souls, who are not a threat to anyone», reads a statement released on Friday and approved by legislators and officials in the government in different capacities.

The incident took place in an atmosphere of mistrust and suspicion after accusations that the former army chief of staff Gen Paul Malong Awan one of the influential Aweil community leaders is working from outside the country to overthrow the government of President Kiir.

The Aweil Community expressed confidence in the government to ensure that an investigation is carried out to establish the reason behind the attack, and to identify those behind what they described the «barbaric and terrorist acts».

«We know the intention is to provoke reactions against the government by anti peace, bloodthirsty and power hungry and elements in this country. As a peace loving community, we appeal to the government to provide protection and care to all the citizens without exception wherever they live,» reads the statement.

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