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Two injured, one abducted in Jonglei’s Twic East county


May 4, 2016 (BOR) - Two people were injured in attack carried out by suspected Murle men Tuesday night at Dong Boma in Twic East county of South Sudan’s Jonglei state.

The attackers, officials said, also abducted a two-year old child.

“The uncles to the child were injured by gunfire, in the same family in which the child was abducted. We brought the victims to Panyagoor hospital and are now under treatment”, said county commissioner, Dau Akoi Jurkuch.

At least seven children have since January been abducted, by suspected Murle criminals, said Akoi, who urged Pibor authorities to collaborate with Twic East county authorities to trace the two children and return them to their families.

“We are sure that all the children abducted from us had gone to either Gumuruk or Likuangole in Pibor,”said Akoi.

“We urge the government of Boma state to return them, because this will show that the leaders in Murle have sense of humanity in them”, he further explained.

A security report shows over 200 goats and 500 heads of cattle had been stolen in Twic East by suspected Murle raiders from January to May, with seven people killed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 04:15
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