Government Gunships Killed At Least 10 Civilians and Wounded 35 Others In Western Equatoria State
Yambio | ROSS.
November 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from South Sudan’s Gariya Bongolo of Western Equatoria state confirmed that a government helicopter has killed at least 10 civilians and wounded at least 35 others in the today’s attack.
Speaking out after the attack, the survivors had no doubt that it’s the government that bombarded Gariyo this afternoon.
According to Roberts Swaka, who covered the events for South Sudan Liberty News and Nyamilepedia, at least 10 civilians are confirmed dead and 35 others remain in critical conditions in Yambio, the capital.
The citizens, who are evacuating the area confirmed that at least two jet fighters appeared from no where this afternoon and suddenly started dropping bombs at random on major scenes in the area.
They say it is the first time the government helicopters have appeared in this small village, killing innocent civilians and terrorizing the population in the region.
“Citizens where caught of guard buy two jet fighters appearing from nowhere and started to drop several payloads on the villages. This is a first for these places as this kind of Jetfighters have not been seen here before.” Swaka reports from Yambio.
“There was no warning sign others than the sky breaking sounds of the airplanes and the bombs they drop on Civilian.” he continued.
Eyewitness who reached our local and regional correspondents reports sceneries of carnage, chaos and complete panic.
“Who is behind this and why?” asks Khamis, a local school teacher, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to fear of his safety.
Within the last two days, two Ugandan Jet fighters and a convoy of military trucks passed the border town of Nimule and headed back to Juba. A third helicopter was seen hovering over Pageri before returning to Juba.
Local population fears the government could be attacking them for fear of arrow boys in Western Equatoria, however, the citizens refute such claims.
“It is time for South Sudanese to unite, and Equatorian in particular, We are being killed without IGAD saying a word of condemnations, this snake has to be killed by us all.” Khamis continued.
Khamis further blames Ugandan president for fighting a proxy war of personal interest in South Sudan while leaving Joseph Konyi and other Ugandan rebels at large.
“Why would Uganda wage war on South Sudanese people in favors of oppressive regime when Musseveni himself had liberated his people of such oppressions under previous failed regimes in Uganda? Why does he wish failures for South Sudan by prompting Kiir and Killing South Sudanese?” Khamis wonders.
According to SPLA in Opposition, Salva Kiir’s government is torturing innocent people to induce fear in the name of fighting rebellion in the country.
This report was compiled by Roberts Swaka, a journalist who correspondences for SSLN in collaboration with Nyamilepedia, and edited by our staff editor.