Trader shot dead while stranded with his goods on Budi road
AUTHOR: William Lonyia Kariso | PUBLISHED: September 20, 2022
A section of Budi County, Eastern Equatoria state
Authorities in Eastern Equatoria State are investigating the killing of a businessman along Kikilai-Lotome road over the weekend.
Unknown gunmen shot dead an a-25-year-old businessman, identified as Malith Makuac between Chukudum and Ikwoto on Sunday at 5PM.
According to the State Police Commissioner, the deceased is operating his business in Ikwoto County and Budi County.
Major General James Monday Enoka said the deceased was shot in a place called Matelele after his vehicle carrying goods broke down. He was reportedly looking for a lift from other vehicles.
“His car developed a mechanical problem, and he came to took for another car that can help pull his car. But he was shot on the way by criminals who have not yet been identified,” Maj. Gen. Enoka confirmed.
He added that the body of the businessman has been taken to Ikotos for burial.
“Investigations are ongoing…,” Maj. Gen. Enoka stated.
He said cases of road robberies and killings have increased along the highways in the areas of greater Kapoeta.
Enoka promised that the government will soon start deploying forces in the hotspots.
“…we are going to identify police stations to conduct patrols in those areas to protect people and their goods.”