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ABRAHAM KUANY– South Sudan People’s Defense Forces killed the leader of 7th October Movement, Kerbino Wol on Sundayin Rumbek East County of Lakes State.

This is according to army spokesman – Maj. Gen Lul Ruai.

Last week, the late Kerbino Wol launched the 7th October Movement – an armed opposition aimed at fighting rights of oppressed South Sudanese by President Kiir’ administration.

Kerbino Wol, a businessman and a former prisoner was sentenced on 11th of June 2019 by South Sudan’s High Court to fifteen years in imprisonment following accusations of security threat.

The late Kerbino, alleged captain to be an officer in the National Security Service was accused of inciting violence which led to standoff between detainees and soldiers at National Security headquarters in Juba on October 7, 201, where he was accused of masterminding subservice activities against the government.

Speaking to NCMP, South Sudan People Defense Forces spokesman – Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai confirmed the incident.

“The 4 days offensive operations resulted in the utilization, which was the killing of Wol Agok, along with two others at Ayen Mayar Village in Amukpiny in Rumbek East ” said Lul Ruai .

Before his arrest, the late Kerbino Wol owned KK Security – one of the leading security companies in the country. Wol also owns Kerbino Grills, among others businesses.

In June last year, South Sudan High Court sentenced Kebino Wol Agok and his six other colleagues to terms of year’s prison for participating in the uprising at the National Security detention facility on 7th October 2018.

Late Kerbino’s 15 years were broken down into 10, 3 and 2 respectively based on section 80 sub-section two (2), 67, 72, 79 and 57 of the National Security Act.

Section 57 talk about terrorism, insurgency and spy while section 72 and 79 encompasses feeding public with news while in detention.    

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