Shopkeepers in Camp15 have shut down businesses following the killing of a Sudanese trader in Kimotong, Eastern Equatoria state on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old Sudanese trader was killed by assailants while walking with some village women to a local gold mining site in Loriyok.
Two armed youths reportedly pulled him out of the group and shot the trader dead.
The deceased has been identified as Hassan Mohamed.
The incident has reportedly created fear and panic among traders in Camp15.
Marko Lomwa, the Chairperson of the Traders Union in Camp 15 said the nurture of killing appeared to be targeted.
“Hassan was working with us here, he went out and not long we heard that there is a killing. This has scared us a lot, and it affects our business. Since before yesterday all the shops are closed that locals are targeting traders,” he revealed.
Lomwa urges the government to restore confidence among traders over their security.
Hon. Anjelo Lomoi, Member of Parliament – representing Kimotong Payam in Budi County – has condemned the murder of the Sudanese trader
“The people just picked him out from the ladies and shot him dead…this is very wrong and I condemn it with strong possible term,” he stated.
Hon. Lomoi urged armed youth to refrain from random killings.