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Lakes: Two killed in attack along Paloch-Amongpiny road

Two individuals including an SSPDF soldier affiliated with Wounded Heroes were killed while two civilians sustained injuries in an incident on the Paloch-Among-piny road in Lakes State. The perpetrators are believed to be armed youth from the neighboring Panyijiar county of Unity State. The incident took place last Saturday.

Two individuals including an SSPDF soldier affiliated with Wounded Heroes were killed while two civilians sustained injuries in an incident on the Paloch-Among-piny road in Lakes State. The perpetrators are believed to be armed youth from the neighboring Panyijiar county of Unity State. The incident took place last Saturday.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, Lakes State Police Spokesperson, Maj. Elijah Mabor Makuac said: “The incident took place on the road between Paloch and Amongpiny, specifically at a place called Kuel-Malony, where two people were killed by suspected criminals from Unity State, and two others were shot and wounded.”

Maj. Makuac clarified that the victims were en route to Luel village in Among-piny Payam. While traveling on a motorbike, they fell into an ambush set by the identified criminals, resulting in the fatal shooting of two individuals.

“Among the deceased, one was identified as a soldier affiliated with SSPDF wounded heroes, and the other was a civilian. The police are currently investigating the case to uncover the truth behind the incident. These events are among several incidents we have recorded recently,” he said.

“We are firmly committed to the idea of coexistence and mutual cooperation between Lakes State and Unity State, as confirmed by government officials,” he added. “We have a strong partnership with Unity State, but the challenge of criminal activities is one that cannot be attributed to anyone in particular. However, I would like to emphasize the importance of maintaining security along our shared border.”

 The state police spokesman reiterated their commitment to combat crimes and maintain security in the state. “These troublemakers are merely attempting to disrupt the peace and stability of our people, but we must remain steadfast in countering their actions,” he emphasized.

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