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one bodyguard of Gen Azo dies as suspected shooter surrendered

Juba, 8 September 2020; We can now confirm the assassination attempt on the life of the most senior commander Max Marli Lino of the National Salvation Front (NAS) has left one officer dead according to the reliable source from NAS. 

The suspected shooter whose name has not been made public has surrendered per the latest report from the reliable source. our source from the NAS camp revealed the suspect who attempted to assassinate NAS Commander, Gen Max Marli Lino gave himself up to a NAS military camp. He was immediately arrested and is now under investigation. 

Contrary to what we reported on Monday, 7th September 2020, we can now certainly confirm that the shooter is a soldier from NAS. On Monday We reported that the man who had attempted to kill Gen Max Marli Azo and his bodyguards came from the government, and he pretended to be a defector to NAS. 

However, after a further investigation, it has emerged that the man is an officer of NAS, stationed in Southern Bari, but from a different camp where Gen Max was stationed.  

The reliable source deluged this publication that the brother of the man who attempted the life of Gen Max was one of the bodyguards of Vice President James Wani Igga, who was killed in the NAS attack about three weeks ago.  

An inside source with intimate knowledge to the investigation, who talked to our reporter, said the man in question wanted to kill Gen Max to avenge the death of his brother, whose demise he blamed on Gen Max Azo. 

Our efforts to reach NAS spokesperson for comment yielded fruitless as our messages send to his known Facebook account went unanswered. 

The source who asked his identity to be conceal said General Azo is unhurt and he is carrying on with his daily duties and investigation to the matter continues. 

The question that begged to be ask is why would NAS not protects its senior General the likes of General Azo? Why would his bodyguards move with four rounds of bullets in their guns? That is a million-dollar question. 

Justin. S. Kwaje 

South Sudan Liberty Senior reporter. 

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