South Sudan President Salva Kiir condemned Monday’s non-fatal shooting of the Bishop-elect of Rumbek as a “shameful act of intimidation.”
As Breitbart News reported, very early Monday two gunmen stormed the residence of Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare, forced him to sit, and proceeded to fire two gunshots into his lower legs.
“I call upon all South Sudanese to condemn the criminals who carried out this heinous crime in the strongest term possible,” Kiir stated late Monday.
The “reprehensible act of violence meted on Father Carlassare is unacceptable and must stop,” Kiir said, while also instructing the government of Lakes state to carry out an expeditious investigation that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the guilty parties.
At least 24 people have reportedly been arrested in connection with the assault, including several police officers who were guarding the compound of the bishop-elect, on suspicion of failing to intervene