Gunmen kill 1 and injure 5 people on Abyei-Amiet road

Authorities in Abyei Administrative Area say one person has been shot dead and five others wounded along the Abyei town-Amiet road.

The incident happened on Saturday at 10AM between Dokura and Amiet market.

According to Abyei Area Security Advisor Kelek Kon Lual, unknown gunmen shot at a public vehicle heading to Amiet.

He told Mayardit FM on Monday that those wounded have been admitted at MSF hospital in Abyei for treatment.

Kon advised travellers to move in convoys while plying the dangerous road.

“I want to tell traders to wait for escorts to the market. Secondly, walk in groups, don’t walk alone,” he mentioned.

Mr. Kon added that movements along the Abyei-Amiet route have been restricted to between 9AM to 4PM.