SOUTH SUDAN / AID WORKERS KILLINGS

28-Mar-2017 00:01:53
The Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, has condemned the recent attack on the weekend in which six aid workers were killed. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / AID WORKERS KILLINGS
TRT: 02:07
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 MARCH 2017, BADINGILO, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Tracking shot, village
2. Close up, sign post
3. Various shots, meeting with SPLA commander
4. Wide shot, walking to the side of the incident
5. Pan right, incident side
6. Wide shot, investigation team on the ground
7. Med shot, investigation team on the ground
8. Close up, ammunition
9. Wide shot, incident side
10. Close up, blood on the ground
11. Various shots, broken glasses on the ground
12. Wide shot, SPLA commander explaining
13. Wide shot, bush area
14. Med shot, UN military taking to SPLA
15. Close up boxes of cigarettes on the ground
16. Med shot, SRSG David Shearer talking to interviewer
17. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We utterly condemn the deaths of these aid workers. These are people who have been helping the people of South Sudan and have been brutally gunned down. We don’t know the motive of the reason for it. But today we sent a patrol to the area where they were killed to begin an investigation on to what led to these deaths. They are in an area which is controlled by the South Sudanese government. We had cooperation from the South Sudanese government, but we anticipate and expect a full investigation into why these people were murdered the way they were.”
18. Med shot, SRSG David Shearer talking to interviewer
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The Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, has condemned the recent attack on the weekend in which six aid workers were killed.

Speaking in the country’s capital today (28 Mar) Shearer highlighted that that the government was cooperating with investigations.

A convoy of protection forces from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, together with members of the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) visited the incident location where six aid workers were killed at weekend, approximately 53km outside the Capital Juba.

The integrated team, representing UNMISS Human Rights, JMEC, and CTSAMM were met by local security forces of the Anti-Poaching Unit at Bandigilo National Park road Junction. They were taken directly to the scene where the ambush took place killing six humanitarian workers. The victims included three South Sudanese and three Kenyans working for a national non-governmental organization.

Speaking this afternoon, the head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan condemned the killings and said investigations were being carried out.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We utterly condemn the deaths of these aid workers. These are people who have been helping the people of South Sudan and have been brutally gunned down. We don’t know the motive of the reason for it. But today we sent a patrol to the area where they were killed to begin an investigation on to what led to these deaths. They are in an area which is controlled by the South Sudanese government. We had cooperation from the South Sudanese government, but we anticipate and expect a full investigation into why these people were murdered the way they were.”

The ambush took place on the Juba-Pibor road approximately 3.4km from Badingilo National Park and brings the total of 80 aid workers killed in South Sudan since the December 2017 crisis.

The government is initiating an investigation into the weekend attack.
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