20 Oct 2018

 

8 Killed In Road Ambush

At least 8people were killed in a road ambush on Sunday in Mogoya Boma a few miles from the capital of Raga.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU- 18, December 2017 [Gurtong] – The Minister of Information in Lol State, Omer Eshag Mohamed said the road ambush was carried out by the SPLA-IO forces under Riek Machar in Mogayat Boma particularly at Khor Biridi.

“Yesterday morning at 9:00 am, the rebels under Riek Machar ambushed two commercial trucks and other vehicles belonging to NOGs near Mogayat at Khor Biridi and killed 8 people. When our forces rushed to the scene, they couldn’t find the attackers, they found all cars were burnt down and people were killed,” said Eshag Mohamed.

Five other people were wounded in the attack. Those killed were traders from Aweil town heading to Wau to buy goods.

He further said 7 humanitarian staff working for, Solidarity International and Health Net Organizations were also kidnapped after their 4 vehicles were burnt down.

Among those kidnapped include a Chinese and an American national.

The Head of Solidarity International Organization, Mr. Mainul Islam Opu and his area manager, Peter Mudir Mohamed urged the rebels to immediately release the kidnapped.

The minister described the attack as inhumane and called on the rebels to respect the on-going revitalization peace process.

“The State government of Lol has strongly condemned this attack which violates the on-going revitalization peace process,” he said.

 

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