The governor of South Sudan’s Gbudue state, Patrick Zamoi, survived an assassination attempt on Saturday. The Governor was travelling in a convoy of heavily armed vehicles that was then ambushed. His driver and two body guards were seriously injured in the attack.

From the Sudan Tribune

South Sudan governor survives assassination attempt

The state information minister, Natale Sabuni said, “While the convey was coming from Tombura with heavily military escort reaching half way in the remote area at Nagasi, they came under heavy attack in an ambush targeting governor’s vehicle only which was in the fifth position among many vehicles which accompanied the Governor to Tombura.”

Several bullets were sprayed at the vehicle direct at the governor’s seat which he survived narrowly, but injured seriously the driver and two body guards. The heavily armed military escort responded by shooting at the direction of the attackers and it remains unclear how many people are killed during the ambush, added the minister.

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