Juba, 7th June 2018. The MTN communication company in South Sudan has condemned the killing of their two staff along Torit –Kapoeta road on Monday.
Angelo Jina John, who sustained injuries during the incident, says they were attacked by three armed men whose identities were not known to them.
“After we finished our work at the site, we departed towards the town and at the distance of 100miter, three armed men appeared in front of our car and immediately they should our driver on his chest. They also shot me as I was seated behind the driver on my left shoulder. One of them came and pushed the dead driver aside and started driving the car”
Head of disputes management at MTN Company Stephen James Hakim condemned the incident and describes the incident as unfortunate. Hakim says they cannot continue to spare their engineers just to be killed for no good reason.
“Those people are innocent we are sending them there no to go and do something wrong but they are going to make the live of the people on the ground easy, because communication is more important. But if such people who are helping people and then you kill them, which means, I can see the future for development of this country will be hard for us”
Hakim called on the government authorities across South Sudan to ensure safety and security of their staff so the company can provide its service to communities. He stressed that they cannot keep on sending their engineers only to be killed.
“We want to see that there is peace on the ground and such people should be brought to book and then punished for their criminal act so that we feel there is a justice taking place. Because such thing should not go easily like, at least to bring hope to some of our engineers”
Engineer Abu-Ubeida Mohammed Tuba and Moses Oziya who work as a driver with MTN both were found dead on Monday along Torit –Kapoeta road.