Congo Watch: LRA shot wildlife officer & abducted civilians in Andari payam near Ezo County in Sudan's Western Equatoria State

Saturday, January 17, 2009

LRA shot wildlife officer & abducted civilians in Andari payam near Ezo County in Sudan's Western Equatoria State

From Sudan Radio Service 16 January 2009 (Nairobi) -
LRA Attacks Continue in WES:
The Lord’s Resistance Army carried out an attack in Andari payam 25 miles from Ezo County in Western Equatoria State on Wednesday night.

Speaking to Sudan Radio Service by phone from Ezo, the county commissioner Peter Jamus said that a wildlife officer was shot as he tried to escape from the rebels.

He said that the officer is receiving treatment in hospital.

Jamus said that LRA attacked the area which has no SPLA soldiers and abducted an unknown number of civilians. They also looted food items from civilians.

In a separate incident, the LRA allegedly attacked 2 vehicles heading to Uganda on Wednesday. The vehicles were carrying students from Western Equatoria state who were going back to school in Uganda.

The LRA have also been accused of looting property and burning two vehicles in a recent attack along the Yambio-Yei-Juba road in Rasul payam.
Western Equatoria State is one of the 26 states of Sudan.

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