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Torit bans nightlife

Author : | Published: Monday, April 20, 2015

Eastern Equatoria State has banned night gatherings in Torit town, where six people were killed in a grenade attack at a disco hall over the weekend.

On Saturday, unidentified gunmen hurled a hand grenade at the hall and escaped. At least 30 revelers were injured.

Commissioner German Charles Ojok says the ban is to prevent further killings.

“The youth have got the right to play; they have the right to stay together with their colleagues and that is what they have done but this has sent us another message that at least maybe for a while, there will be no occasion to take place in Torit town at night until we see that the security situation [improves],” said Mr Ojok.

A human rights activist in the state, Lucy Iliha, seconded the ban.

She urges the youth to comply with the ban and organize discos during the day.

“The issue of the disco is nonsense. The disco is finishing our children. We don’t want to see any unnecessary disco here unless it is for a funeral,” said Ms Iliha.

The state security apparatus are investing the incident.

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