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Nimule, 21 August 2021; Juba-Nimule Road is becoming one of the most dangerous roads in the war wreckage country (South Sudan), On Friday in an area called Arapi Pa-ling situated between Loa Okudru Maria and Pageri, unidentified armed men suspected to be part of the South Sudan People's Defense Force (SSPDF) believed to have come out from their base in Pageri trading center unsuccessful attempted to ambush and rob the passengers of local taxi operating on Nimule-Opari Road. 

The armed men attempted to first stop the vehicle by blocking the highway using woods, the driver sensed this is an unusual manner so he refused to stop and the armed men open fire hitting the vehicle causing the driver to lost control. 

The commuter taxi with the capacity to carry nine passengers went off-road hit a tree, miraculously none of the passengers was injured. 

The gunmen according to the passengers in the vehicle dressed in uniforms similar to that of SSPDF. 

The accident came just four days after gunmen said to have been dressed in SSPDF uniforms ambushed and killed two catholic Nuns (sisters) Mary Daniel Abut and sister Regina Roba Awate and three pilgrims (Alex Jale, Loen Zozimo, and one unidentified victim, the attack took place in Jebelin area. All the victims were coming from Loa Parish 100 years Centenary celebration. 

Shortly after the ambush, SSPDF and its sisters' security agencies have deployed and dispatched soldiers in the nearby village arresting three unarmed youth said to be charcoal makers, eyewitnesses claimed the army have executed their suspects on the very spot however, after the news of extra unlawful execution has gone viral, the police came out and vigorously defended the action of the army, without proves or evidences the police said the youth weren't executed but they are at police custody to help the police with an ongoing investigation. 

During the burial ceremony of the two late sisters, their colleague tasked South Sudan vice President James Wani Igga who had attended the burial program to work hard to bring the criminals who killed their colleagues to face the hands of justice. 

" We are all representing the faces of the victims, please uncovered the faces of the killers, let's get to know who they are, what are their demands if it is money and food, they didn't pick the money in the bus," said one of the sisters who made the appeal directly to Vice President Wani Igga. 


Mandera Susan


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