Hilde F. Johnson, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan [©Gurtong]
By Waakhe Simon Wudu
JUBA 24th April 2012 [Gurtong]
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS) reported that, alleged Sudanese planes released bombs at 8:30am on Bentiu town killing at least a child and three others wounded.
UNMISS has expressed deep concern over the continuous bombing on South Sudan and called for the respect of Human Rights and international law.
"These indiscriminate bombings resulting in the loss of civilian lives must stop,” said Hilde F. Johnson, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan.
"I remind the parties to the conflict of their obligation to abide by international human rights and humanitarian law, take all measures not to harm civilians, and guarantee the safety of international aid organizations and United Nations personnel and assets,” said Hilde.
This latest Sudan’s escalation into South Sudan came just two days prior to South Sudan announcement that it is pulling her forces out of contested oil rich region of Heglig that both sides claim ownership.