South Sudan President Salva Kiir instructs investigation committee to dig ‘deeper’ into Sherikat deadly shooting

South Sudanese President-Salva Kiir Mayardit

The president of South Sudan has directed the investigation committee to gather facts about Sherikat fatal incident Eye radio says.

“You have to dig deeper into the detail of what happened so that such an issue does not repeat itself,” Kiir said.

The committee was sworn in on Sunday in the state house in Juba. On Wednesday, eyewitnesses said an SSPDF Officer, Lieutenant Colonel, Lual Akook, opened fire on civilians near Bor Park in Sherikat, Juba, killing five and wounding seven others.

Lual’s family has refuted the narrative of the incident, saying their son was caught off-guard by a mob while solving land issue in a meeting. Hundreds of protesters took the streets in Bor town and Juba demanding justice for the victims.

Multiple sources including army spokesperson said the killing was caused by land disputes. Lual who was a relative of President Kiir died later of injuries. Kiir stressed those who will be found guilty of this killing will be taken to court.

The seven-member investigation committee, is headed by Madol Arol Kachuol, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

“I don’t have any doubt on your capability to do this work as exactly as we want,’ Kiir said of the committee members.