Ethiopian forces rescue abducted South Sudanese children

May 10, 2016 OPINION/NEWS

Tim Mckulka/EPA/UNMISS

 

By

Dukhan Jundit

The Ethiopian government has rescued nineteen children who were abducted by the South Sudanese Murle tribe last month.

The Ethiopian defense forces, (ENDF), handed the children to the Gambella region president Ato Gatluak Tut at 4:00 pm local time.

108 children were abducted at Nuer Zone, Nyinanyang area by Murle raiders, with 89 more children yet to be found.

Eyewitness said citizens of Gambella have welcomed the news of the arrival of their children but still call for the return of the remaining  number.

Ato Gatluak Tut, president of Gambella, Ethiopia, appreciated the forces for rescuing the children, all from the Ethiopian Nuer tribe.

The Gambella region in western Ethiopa currently hosts hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese who fled the country following the outbreak of civil war in December 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dukhan Jundit

Dukhan is a freelance journalist in South Sudan having contributed to numerous publications and worked as News Editor for InterNews Radio in the Upper Nile State previously.

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