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President Salva Kiir’s relative opened fire on civilians, killing four and injuring others in Juba on Wednesday morning, the SSPDF spokesperson has confirmed to Eye Radio.
The incident took place at Shirkat residential area at around 9:30 AM.
Maj.-Gen. Lul Ruai said the shooting was triggered by a land dispute.
An eyewitness told Eye Radio that the deceased include three South Sudanese and one Ugandan national.
The killing of unarmed civilians by Lual Marine, who is said to be a soldier, has ignited protests there, with some protesters carrying “Kiir Must Go” placards.
In Facebook post in 2019, the Office of the President identified Lual as Kiir’s nephew at his wedding.
Army Spox Maj.-Gen. Lul Ruai has confirmed that President Salva Kiir’s nephew opened fire on civilians, killing 4 and injuring others at Shirkat in Juba this morning. It's related to land dispute…and Gunman Lual Marine has been arrested; it ignited protests #SouthSudan pic.twitter.com/MndOkuXQUt
— Eye Radio (@EyeRadioJuba) June 3, 2020
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