Yambio – James Bage Elisa, the western Equatoria State speaker was attacked and killed last night by unknown armed men in Yambio town, his body still in Yambio state hospital for family and friends to paytheir last respects.
the speaker was accused two weeks ago to have orchestrated the insecurity in the state by talking to arrow boys that clashes with SPLA soldiers, during the incident, the speaker ran to Gangura payam at the border point with Congo one day before Yambio incident.
This has raised eyebrows in the state to why he left the town without official communication, his whereabouts was not known until two days later.
No suspects have been identified so far, local authorities in collaboration with state security organs are investigating the incident.
In a separate development, Yambio town remains tense following unlawful removal of an elected governor Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro by the president Salva kiir, the move took people of Western Equatoria by surprise, the former Governor was said to have been tortured and release five days later without charges.