3rd February 2023
Make a Donation

Two wounded, three children abducted in Nyirol road ambush

Author: Wol Mapal | Published: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Murram road - Photo: (Courtesy).

Two people were wounded and four others went missing on Thursday after armed men laid ambush on a civilian vehicle in Nyirol County of Jonglei State.

The state Information Minister John Samuel Manyuon said the attack occurred along the highway linking Lankien and Waat of Nyirol County, Jonglei State.

Manyuon said armed men, suspected to have come from the neighboring Pibor Administrative Area opened fire on the passengers and crippled the vehicle before kidnapping three children.

Three adults reportedly sustained bullet wounds and one person is said to be missing.

Speaking to Eye Radio on Friday, Jonglei State Information Minister John Samuel Manyuon Manyuon said they are in coordination with the Pibor administrators to bring the culprits to book.

“Yesterday we had an incident in Lankien and Waat in Nyirol County. Ten passengers who were traveling fell into an attack on the way by armed criminals suspected to be from Greater Pibor Administrative Area leaving two adults wounded and kidnapped three children,” said the official.

Manyuon said Nyirol County Commissioner reported that the missing person was also wounded.

When contacted by the authorities from Greater Pibor Administrative Area said they are unaware of the incident.

Pibor Information Minister Joseph Lilimoy however said they will investigate and trace the suspects.

“I don’t have any information about it yet. But we will try to communicate with our county commissioners especially that of Gumuruk and Alukawure to track the criminals if they have any report from the security organs of youths involving themselves.”

Lilimoy adds: “I can’t say there is anything like this. But I will first confirm and share the information together.”

The incident is the first of its kind after months of relative calm in the area restive parts of Jonglei State.


Support Eye Radio, the first independent radio broadcaster of news, information & entertainment in South Sudan.

Make a monthly or a one off contribution.