LRA Attacks And Abducts 2 In Raga County

The Lord Resistance Army (LRA) on Sunday attacked Raga County of Western Bahr el Gazal State and abducted 2 young men, looted food and non food items, 3 AK 47 and the Deim Jallab clinic, said Raga County Commissioner Rizik Dominic Samuel.

LRA Attacks And Abducts 2 In Raga County
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters at Ri-Kwangba on Southern Sudan's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. [©GETTY/AFP]

By Clement Lochio Lomornana
WAU, 6th September, 2011 [Gurtong] - The Lord Resistance Army (LRA) on Sunday attacked Raga County of Western Bahr el Gazal State and abducted 2 young men, looted food and non food items, 3 AK 47 and the Deim Jallab clinic, said Raga County Commissioner Rizik Dominic Samuel.

“The attacks occurred last Sunday at 5 pm 24 miles west of Raga town, the LRA rebels who were fiercely moving together with abducted women and children, attacked Deim Jallabi Police station where they looted three guns and attacked every household while taking clothes and abducted 4 young men of whom two managed to escape, “said Commissioner Rizik.
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While describing it as a threat to his County and Western Barh el Gazal as a whole, Rizik said that he had informed the State authority and some armed forces have been sent to quell any threats.

Last month, the LRA attacked Raga County 3 times and abducted four people, “it’s not the first time they are attacking Raga County, since the beginning of the year, they carried out 5 systematic attacks in the County where a school teacher was abducted in Deim Zubeir, a young girl in Sopo and now 2 missing gentlemen in Deim Jallab,” said Commissioner Rizik.

This latest LRA attack in Western Bahr El Gazal State suggests that the rebel group is still active and poses a threat to the newly Independent South Sudan.

“The last week attack in which a police post was attacked and 3 guns looted can either tells how desperate the LRA are in getting guns or the numbers of recruits have increase hence could be in a great demand for guns,” said Rizik.

“It is undeniable that LRA attacks in Western Bahr El Gazal have increased in the last two months, it is apparent that LRA actions are more strategic but with no clear purpose,” He added.

“Their movement together with women and children going to the west of Raga towards Central Africa Republic tells me that the LRA are relocating,” the commissioner revealed.

The recent attacks have raised concerns about a potentially reorganized and restocked LRA attacks in Western Equatoria and Western Bahr El Gazal States.

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