Lueth Mel attack suspect apprehended, to be tried in Aweil
AUTHOR: Angelina Achol | PUBLISHED: January 20, 2023
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The suspect who killed two local government officials in Aweil East, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, is expected to be extradited to South Sudan.
Abdalla Abuhja was reportedly apprehended by the Sudanese authorities in Southern Kordofan region this week.
On 13 January, 2023, the man, who is believed to be about 45 years old, breached a defensive perimeter at the border and attacked officials at Lueth Mel Boma, killing two people and injuring two others before fleeing the scene.
The officials were identified as Santino Akech Angok, the boma administrator; and his deputy, Peter Arol Kuan.