South Sudan minister shot dead

2011-02-09 10:57

South Sudan’s minister of cooperatives and rural development Jimmy Lemi Milla and his bodyguard were shot dead today, the southern army’s spokesperson said.

“There was shooting at the ministries (complex), in which the minister of cooperatives and rural development was killed, as well as his bodyguard,” the Sudan People’s Liberation Army’s Philip Aguer said.

“It is believed that the man responsible was the minister’s driver, and he also killed himself,” he added.

Aguer said the exact reason for the shooting was not known.

“They all came from the same ethnic group, and it’s possible that it was a personal matter,” he said.

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