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Random shooting in Yambio interrupts PLE exams as SPLA spokesman blames unruly gunmen

Author : | Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Random shooting in Yambio town has interrupted Primary Leaving Certificate examinations that were to end this morning.

Activities in the town have been halted.

Early this morning, Western Equatoria state Minister of Information, Daniel Ezbon, told Eye Radio from his hideout that suspected arrow boys –allied to the SPLA-in Opposition clashed with the army.

Mr. Ezbon said people have remained indoors since 8pm last night. The shooting continued till morning.

By noon, our reporter in Yambio town, Paul Night, said the shooting was still being heard in some residential areas of the town.

“As we are speaking to you, there are still gunshots going on in the area of Mafiya and Kangemiya,” He said.

“Most places are closed and you cannot see people moving around the town, even the primary eight pupils who are supposed to finish their exams today they couldn’t sit.”

The army spokesperson, Colonel Philip Aguer after seeking more clarification from Yambio, confirmed the incident.

He however said the random shooting was being caused by unruly armed men.

“There is no fighting in Yambio. There have been people shooting randomly in Yambio and these should be drunk and criminals that are trying to provoke the situation,” Col. Aguer said.

 

Additional Information by: Magdoline Joseph, Paul Knight

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