South Sudan warlord Gen Peter Gadet buried in Mayom

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Casket carrying Gen Gadet's body arriving in Mayom

By Radio Tamazuj

One of the most feared South Sudan warlords Gen Peter Gadet Yak was at the close of the week laid to rest in his home town.

The body of the late chairman and commander in chief of the South Sudan United Movement/Army Forces (SSUM/SSUAF) arrived in Northern Liech State Thursday.

General Peter Gatdet died at the age of 55 at Royal Care Hospital in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday.

The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear.

Northern Liech State Security Adviser, Gordon Malou Chiling confirmed to Radio Tamazuj on Thursday that they have received the body at Panakuach, a border area between South Sudan and Sudan.

Northern Liech officials including the state governor Joseph Monytuil accompanied Gen Gatdet’s body to his home town of Mayom.

Gen. Gatdet was born in Mayom County in former Unity state of South Sudan.  The rebel General was buried on the same day.

Late Gen. Peter Gadet served in many military positions but until his death, he was the leader of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA).

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