Abraham Kuany-Hundreds of residents in Shirikat Residential in Juba have gone on streets demanding justice after Lual Akook, a nephew to President Salva Kiir shot dead 6 people and injured seven others.
According to protestors, Lual who has been engaged in numerous land grabbing behavior shot dead six people including a woman in Bor Bus Park in Juba after a quarrel related land ensued this morning.
The incident forced residents to go on streets carrying writing such as “Kiir must go”, “Lual is a killer”, “we don’t need a killing regime” among others.
Northern Corridor Morning Post caught up with some protesters during the protest.
This is what they said:
“This morning Lual Akook, a son to Kiir shot dead three people because of land related issues. Lual has been torturing people all this long and people have failed to speak out and that’s why today we came out in big numbers protesting for justice” said Gak Geu
“Lual has been grabbing lands from local people here and he threatens to kill them if they talk, calling himself the son of the president Kiir. He has grabbed lands in this area especially in the Highland sub-residency area. Such acts cannot be allowed to happen many times. He must be brought to book” said Adeng Samuel – a female protestor
“This man has misused President Kiir powers. If you can see how he killed people this morning, including a woman because he quarreled with someone over land. Lual must be brought to book and held accountable to all his evil acts and protest must continue” said Deng Chol
“We don’t need a regime full of killers and corrupt officers. Kiir and his associates must go. We are tire of this nonsense” said Peter Deng Garang
In response, SSPDF spokesman – Gen. Lul Ruai confirmed the incident.
“We received a report this morning that Lual – our Colonel was accused of killing four people in Shirikat over a land issue. He was arrested and will be brought to accordance to the SPLA Act” said Lul