Death Up To 19 in Kwajina County Attacks

"The MP called on TCSAM to intervene in rescuing the situation there, saying the two state governments of Wau and Tonj have failed to protect the civilians."

Death Up To 19 in Kwajina County Attacks
A yong boy wounded in the attack recieving medication at Wau hospital. [Photo by James Dimo]

By James Deng Dimo

Wau, 18 March 2019 – (Gurtong) – The death tall of recent attacks in Kwajina County rose to 19 people on yesterday, Sunday.
 
According to Member of Parliament representing Dang- Achak Boma in Kwajina County, Hon. Andrea Nyibang, 15 people were killed on Sunday morning in addition to 4 that were killed last week.

The Sunday incident occurred in eastern part of Kwajina Headquarters, about 20 miles at a placed called Makongo-Maranya.

Nyibang said civilians that were sheltering in the centre came under heavy armed youth attack, leading to the death of 15 while more than 20 others were injured.

Makongo Base was a centre that hosted more than 2000 displaced people from around areas of Dang-Achak, Makongo base and Akuo following the last week similar attack in which 4 people were killed.

“This morning, vunerable people in Maranya centre came under attack by cattle keepers, and I believed they are not just cattle keepers: they are forces sent by Tonj State government to come and kill civilians of Wau state,” said Nyibany.

“Thousands of people were there in the centre and as I speak now, almost 15 people have been reported killed and 20 people are injured and in critical condition,” he said.

The MP called on TCSAM to intervene in rescuing the situation there, saying the two state governments of Wau and Tonj have failed to protect the civilians.

“Am calling TCSAM to go to rescue the situation because the two state governments have failed to protect the civilians because this violence have taken two weeks now and no positive action has been taken by both sides,” he said.

Among the wounded, 6 of them already arrived at Wau Teaching Hospital and are now under treating. Most of them are children at the ages of between 6 and 8. Among the wounded are also breastfeeding mothers.
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