One of the bodyguards assigned to protect one of the homes of Vice President James Wani Igga who is in charge of for Economic Cluster on Friday morning gunned down his colleagues before turning the gun on himself.
Two soldiers are reported to have died and two others sustained bullet wounds.
Nelson Leju Disiderio, the deputy press secretary in Wani’s office, told Radio Tamazuj that Private Kerbino Akok Garang who was drunk shot at his mates.
“The information is true. There is a private soldier called Kerbino Akok Garang who came to the residence of the Vice President early in the morning and started shooting at his colleagues” Leju said. “He was not a bodyguard but he was just assigned to another resident of the vice president somewhere. He came there from Gumbo-Sherikat to the residence of Vice President Wani.”
“He shot one person who died on the spot and injured two others and then shot himself dead,” Leju added.
He said the soldier who attacked his colleagues resided elsewhere and that the forces on the ground restored calm shortly after the shooting.
Leju blamed the incident on intoxication, saying the soldier drank alcohol very early in the morning.