News, Ruweng Administrative Area

UN staff killed in Ruweng  

By Yien Gattour Mead


A staff of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan was killed and another woman injured in Abiemnom County, Ruweng Administrative Area on Tuesday.

According to local authorities, Mr. Charles Kiir Gone was killed by raiders, believed to have come from the neighbouring Mayom County in Warrap State.

The rustlers also made off with nine heads of cattle.

James Arop Ayuel, the Acting Minister of Information and Communication in Ruweng Administrative Area, condemned the criminal act and called upon the authorities in Mayom County and Warrap State to take swift action in bringing the culprits to justice.

He said the government of Ruweng Administrative Area remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting peaceful coexistence and social cohesion between the communities of Abiemnom and Mayom counties.

According to James, Mr. Kiir, was on leave and visiting his family in Abiemnom county.

“Our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late, Mr. Kiir Gon Kir, people of Ruweng and the UN family in South Sudan during this difficult time of sorrow.”

UNMISS condemned the killing

“We are shocked and saddened by the killing of our colleague and offer our sincere sympathy to his loved ones for their tragic loss. This incident illustrates the real and ongoing threat to the lives of UN peacekeepers supporting South Sudan on its journey towards peace as well as members of the communities we serve,” said Nicholas Haysom, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and head of UNMISS.

“We call on South Sudanese authorities to investigate this heinous crime and do their utmost to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.”









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