The Acting Press Secretary in the office of the First Vice President says an advance security team for Taban Deng Gai that was traveling to Bor ahead of his visit was attacked by unknown gunmen on Juba – Bor Road this [Tuesday] morning.
The First Vice President is schedule to travel separately by plane.
Moses Ajang told Eye Radio that the attack happened at around 10am between Jemeza and Sudan Safari area.
He said three of Taban Deng’s bodyguards were wounded in the attack and are now receiving treatment at Juba Teaching Hospital.
Taban is expected in Bor later today [Tuesday] to lead a committee that was formed to look into clashes between the youth of Jonglei and Buma States that began last week.
Moses Ajang said the rest of the security detail arrived safely in Bor town.
His visit is prompted by an attack on Gumuruk areas by Jonglei youth.