Unknown gunmen kill two people, wound three others in Tombura

Unknown gunmen kill two people, wound three others in Tombura

At least two people have been killed and three others wounded when unknown gunmen attacked a residence in Tombura County, Western Equatoria State.

Speaking to The City Review, the Acting Minister of Information and Communication of Western Equatoria State, Makuku Sam, said the incident occurred on Sunday night and the suspects have not been apprehended.

“We have an incident where unknown gunmen shot dead two people and wounded three others from the same family in Tombura, on Sunday night,” he said.

However, Sam said calm had returned to the state. “We don’t have fighting in the whole state and several villages are peaceful. People are moving in the markets and gardens except for that incident, ” he said.

He revealed that the state government is trying to investigate the incident to arrest the suspects.

In the first week of November, residents in Tombura County resumed their duties and resettlement after months of closure following cyclic conflicts.

Tombura County has been facing inter-communal violence since June this year, in which thousands of civilians, including women and children, were displaced and hundreds of lives were lost, not to mention the massive displacements.

Tombura County, once considered one of the most peaceful counties in the country, has suffered insecurity for the past six months, with residents virtually displaced and in dire need of aid assistance since May this year.