The leader of the United Democratic Front (UDF) Peter Abdelrahman Sule has been assassinated.
Peter Gatdiet, a South Sudan social media enthusiast, was the first to report the killing of Sule which he blamed Gen. Marial Nuor Jok, the chief of SPLA Military Intelligence.
The family of the opposition leader had reported him missing since last month.
He was abducted by plain cloth operatives in Adjumani where he had gone to visit friends.
Sule was then handed to South Sudanese security intelligence after which his body was found between the border of Uganda and South Sudan.
Sule’s death comes after the killing of Gen. Elias Jada, Hon. Bage James Elisa and journalist Julius Moi killings.
He said the assassins were now targeting Equatorian region top figures including; Gen. Clement Wani Konga, Col. Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro, Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirilo, Dep chief of staff for training and Hon. Thomas Wani, NLA’s spokesman.
Bakosoro was recently arrested and released without charges; there was a report of an attack on his home last might which we never confirmed.
South Sudanese now allege “Kampala was deeply involved in the death of Sule”.
Sule was between 2011 and 2012 detained by the government of Salva Kiir and later released without charges.
When government prevented him from travelling Addis Ababa for peace talks last year, he sought asylum in Uganda.
More death and violence
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Eye radio the South Sudan’s head of mission in Geneva, Alison Manani Magaya, is dead.
Spokesman Ambassador Mawien Makol says the former Interior Minister passed away this evening after three months of illness.
“We’ve just got the notification that he has actually passed away this evening,” Amb Makol said.
He says the late Manani Magaya had been hospitalized in the Swiss capital, Geneva.
Amb Mawien says it is still unclear what disease the late was being treated for.
But he says Mr. Magaya also had a liver complication.
Armed raid on police post
Eye radio reports an armed attack Lainya County police station this morning leading to the loss of guns.
Security Advisor in Central Equatoria State, Brigadier Abraham Wani, told Eye Radio that the unidentified attackers overran the police post and seized the riffles.
“The number of the police was not big. The police escaped, and nobody was killed,” he added.
The Brigadier said the stolen guns could be more than 10.
Tamazuj too reports the injuring of two people during shooting in Pibor which occurred on Sunday morning.
The fighting started when a group of armed men started to exchange fire in Pibor.