Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: Assailants attacked the convoy of Ajith Akuei along Juba-Nimule road in Nimule, Imatong, South Sudan. Akuei, a brigadier general, was killed in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Nimule district

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Juba-Nimule road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)
Specific Description Convoy of Brigadier General: Ajith Akuei
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Deadly ambush leaves South Sudan General dead as Battle intensifies," Great Lakes Voice, February 12, 2017.