Calm Returns To Wau in South Sudan After Death Of Paramount Chief

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As security agents are still on an inquiry into the killing of Wau County Bagari Paramount Chief, Mr.Angelo Bagari who was killed on Monday along with his wife, “the security situation has returned to normal,” said County commissioner Kamilo Dimo.

Chief Angelo Bagari on Wednesday day 6, May 2015 during his re-inauguration at Bagari Wau county headquarter [Photo| James Deng Dimo]

By James Deng Dimo

 WAU 14, May 2015 [Gurtong] – “The situation is now normal in Bagari where the funeral of the chief and his wife is taking place,” said the commissioner.

Chief Bagari was gunned down on Monday along with his wife and his daughter was also wounded in an attack carried out by unknown gunmen.

The late Chief Angelo Bagari, also known by his native Balanda Viri name, Uver Bagari, was the son of a famous Balanda Viri Paramount Chief, Ulaw Bagari, who died in 1980.

Angelo Bagari took over the chieftainship from his late brother, Ukovo Ulaw Bagari who was also shot dead in 1987.

Mr. Angelo was enthroned as Chief of Bagari area in 1987. He had been the Paramount Chief of Balanda Viri of Western Bahr El-Ghazal State since then.

The late chief Angelo Bagari came from Balanda Viri clan of Fadongo, one of the well-known sub-sections of the Viri community in Western Bahr el Ghazal state.

He was related to the former Governor of Western Bahr El-Ghazal State (late Charles Julu Kpoyo Tanda), who was an associate professor of political sciences at the University of Juba before the CPA.

The late chief is survived by sons and daughters and many grandchildren.

He was a very respective chief among other chiefs leading Balanda communities in Western Bahr el Ghazal state particularly in Wau County.

Chief Bagari was killed just less than a week after he was sworn in yet again on the 6th Wednesday 2015 in Bagari payam of Wau County.

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