Police in Kapoeta South county said one of their officer was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Ngauro – Kapoeta road on Tuesday morning.
The officer was being carried on a motorbike escorting the public transport vehicle that was behind them. The late identified by his first name as William was at his 30.
The acting commissioner of police in Kapoeta South, Brigadier Garang Deng Jurkuch, said the incident happened in an area where people doing gold mining activities.
“At 7.30 pm on Tuesday, I was called by somebody who was on duty that an officer shot dead on Ngauro – Kapoeta road”, said Jurkuch.
Deng said that the other person who was the motorbike rider was unharmed after he ran to the bush and the suspects fled scene before the vehicle arrived.
He said they are still searching for the suspects, but no one has been identified in connection to the killing.
The chairperson of Ngauro youth association David Lino condemned the incident in his Facebook post. He calls on the authorities to find the culprits and bring them to book.
Lino said several incidences had happened along Kapoeta Ngauro road, and the government is not taking any action to address the increasing insecurity in the area.
He urged the government to intervene and save lives and enhance development in the area.
Singaita FM effort to reach Budi County authority were unsuccessful due to a lack of network coverage in Ngauro Payam.
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