JUBA – A South Sudan National Security Service (NSS) officer has been shot-dead along the Juba-Torit highway by unknown gunmen, according to a family member.
Radio Tamazuj is the first to report the incident.
The security officer identified as Oleyo Sebit Piyo was killed on Saturday while traveling in a vehicle belonging to a road construction company.
“I am the elder brother of the late Oleyo Sebit Piyo who was killed yesterday (Saturday) along the Torit Highway by unknown gunmen. According to the information we got, the incident happened at 7 pm and I received a call that my brother died at 9 pm,” Henry Janero Amok, the elder brother of the deceased officer is quoted as saying in the report.
According to his family quoted in the report, the late security officer was working as part of a security escort team for Anissa Construction Company and its staff.
For his part, South Sudan deputy police spoksman James Dak confirmed the incident but said information over the killing of the security officer has been delayed by authorities in Eastern Equatoria state.
“Our information usually comes from Central Equatoria from someone called Ramadan. Now they say that the area where the incident took place is in the jurisdiction of Eastern Equatoria. Then they delayed bringing information to us. This is the problem.” he said.