Unknown gunmen murdered families in Yambio

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[Juba, South Sudan] Four people were shot dead in two separate incidents in Yambio, Western Equatoria State during a shootout on Sunday night.

Speaking to media from Yambio, the County Commissioner of Yambio Mr. Philip Mugo, said that the unknown gunman attacked a woman and her three children Sunday night. The woman and one child were killed and the other two children were wounded and have been admitted in the Yambio civil hospital.

In an earlier incident on Friday, a gunman also attacked a family, killed a man and his wife and set the victims’ bodies on fire, said Mbugo.

Explaining the incident to TCT over the phone, Mugo said, “Four people were shot dead and the two injured are in critical condition in Yambio civil hospital.

In Kimbero, a lady was also shot with her children. Their bodies were found in the morning by police collecting them into mortuary.

This Sunday incident is after the Friday night killing, it was just few or half a kilometer away from the place where these people were killed, a man and his wife were murdered and burnt beyond recognition by the assailant”.

Mugo has lamented that this kind of killing has been happening in Yambio County, while suspects are never apprehended by police. This has left people afraid for their lives and the lives of their families.

Mugo has urged citizens to embraced peace and leave peacefully with one another. He promised that his administration in the County will try to protect its citizens.

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