Police probes killing of 6 people over pregnant girl in Juba PoC

The National Police Service said Wednesday it is investigating the death of six people in a dispute over a pregnant girl in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba.

By Awan Achiek

The National Police Service said Wednesday it is investigating the death of six people in a dispute over a pregnant girl in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba.

Clashes which first erupted on Sunday between two ethnic communities of Leek and Dok from Unity State in the PoC camp, leaving six people killed and several others injured.

The police spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin said they have opened a case and investigation is underway.

“Now the situation is calm and the two groups have been separated and we are now investigating this,” Justin told The Dawn in an interview.

He said they have arrested some of the leaders from the two communities.

“The leaders of the two groups who were involved in the conflict are in police custody. They are cooperating with us and their cooperation is very good,” Justin said.

Gatluoth Nyang, Secretary General of Nuer Youth Union said the clashes between the two communities lasted for four days.

“The injured are so many and some of them are at the military hospital in Giada,” Nyang disclosed.

In November 2020, the U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan handed over the Protection of Civilians sites in Juba, Wau and Malakal to the government.

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