Gunmen kill humanitarian worker in Eastern Equatoria TORIT (15 Oct.) Tweet
Gunmen in South Sudan have shot and killed a humanitarian worker in Eastern Equatoria, highlighting the extent to which the violence is rapidly spreading and engulfing the country. The identity of the group remains unclear and no group has come out to claim the responsibility. The incident occurred On Friday 14 October when gunmen shot and killed a 41 year old staff member of ZOA while traveling from Torit to a project site in the area. The circumstance under which the unnamed staff member was shot and killed remains unclear. ZOA’s chief executive officer issued a statement saying the organization was deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of her staff members in South Sudan. It further clarified that the remaining staff members of the Torit team are unharmed and back at their base. The deceased, according to the release, was an agricultural officer for ZOA since 2014. The statement acknowledged the contribution of the deceased, saying “he was a dedicated and highly appreciated colleague”. The organization also expressed disappointment and condemned the incident. “ZOA strongly condemns this despicable act of violence that has taken the life of our humanitarian staff member”, said Derk Vermeer, ZOA’s Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of everyone at ZOA, we are shocked and saddened by the news of our colleague’s death. Our sincerest condolences and prayers go out to all of his family and friends at this difficult time.” ZOA remain in close contact with his family. "The safety of our staff members is paramount at this time. ZOA are closely monitoring the security situation in and around Torit." -- To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/southsudankob View this message at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/southsudankob/topic-id/message-id For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "South Sudan Info - The Kob" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to SouthSudanKob@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/SouthSudanKob. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/SouthSudanKob/CAJb14ory5P%3DRUMMhBLfPTp%3DPYULRnYfU1Au7C3FZ_69p%2B6FC_A%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.