By Waakhe Simon nWudu
JUBA – 14TH April 2012 [Gurtong] - Prior Sudan air force bombings on Unity State Capital, Bentiu this today has left five people dead and six others wounded, including a woman, an official has said.
“We have finally made up the statistics. They are five traders (killed),” Hon. Gideon Gatfan, the Unity State government’s Spokesperson, told Gurtong.
“Some of them-(victims) were traders selling tea. Others were selling fuel and others were waiting to buy cars because the bombs fell next to a place where cars are being sold. We also found that, six people were wounded including a woman,” explained Gatfan.
He however said that the situation is calm as people are aware and expect the bombings. He said civilians are being called to remain calm and avoid unnecessary movement.
Speaking to the press this evening in Juba, the South Sudanese Minister of Information ho is also the National government Spokesperson, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, condemned the bombings and called for the intervention of the international body.
“The government of the Republic of South Sudan strongly condemns this barbaric air bombardment of innocent civilians,” said Marial.
“We urge the UN Security Council and the African Union to order the Republic of Sudan to stop this senseless killing of ordinary civilians,” added Marial.