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Jonglei child abduction: 2 hostages found dead, 8 rescued

Author: Elshiekh Chol Ajeing | Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Map of Jonglei State and Pibor Administrative Area. (Credit: Wikipedia).

Jonglei State government said local youth have recovered eight of the ten people abducted on November 17, but a woman and a child were found dead.

Information Minister John Samuel Manyoun said four children were recovered in Yuai on Monday evening – while six others were found in Duk Padiet on Tuesday.

“All of them were recovered on the exception of one woman and one child who were killed by the abductors,” Manyuon said.

“So the four remaining children that were the last group arrived Yuai last night, some of the children are in Duk county and some are in Yuai which is Uror county because they were recovered differently.”

Last week, the state authorities reported that twelve children and two women were abducted in Duk County by armed youth suspected to have come from the neighboring greater Pibor area.

The children were aged between 4 and 10.

On Tuesday, the information minister told Eye Radio that four of the abducted toddlers escaped from the abductors.

Minister Manyoun is calling on authorities in the greater Pibor area to make sure that the recent agreement allowing free movement within the region is implemented.

“Our youth have listened to our call, we need the same thing from the leadership of the greater Pibor administrative area.”

“The leadership is only in Pibor, they are not traveling to their areas such as counties, and the youth are terrorizing every county in Jonglei state happen to be from the area of Likwangole, Gumruk, and Nanaam and all these areas.”

“So we are encouraging the leadership of greater Pibor to able to reach out to its citizen and talk to their youth the same way we are doing it.”

Efforts to contact Pibor authorities for comment were not immediately successful.




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