Jan 17, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- South Sudan forces loyal to president Salva Kiir have killed at least 4 civilians and left many others wounded in Padiek Payam of Uror County, Jonglei State.
According to local sources in the area, government troops, who are garrisoned in Pajut, attacked a nearby village known as Karisa at Southern Patuet of Padiek Payam at around 6:40pm on Friday, January 15th, 2016.
Speaking from the scene, eye witnesses identified the victims, who were killed at the scene, as Thou Mangok Jock(male), Nyathor Rom Duop(female), Pajock Lul Juoch (male) and Duop Gai Lul(male).
According to Gabriel Chiejen Kim Wityian Yuai, a captain in the opposition forces in the area, seven other people were wounded. Kim identified the wounded victims as:
Gatkhor Lul Hoth — male;
Machar Koang Wuol– male;
Macoat Tong Mayian — male;
Nyatuong TUT Mabiel — femal;
Nyaboth Gatkhor Lul — female;
Mabil Pajak Duol — male;
Nyathak Makuach Luak — female.
Members of aggrieved Lou-Nuer community blame the attack on the neighboring Dinka Bor ethnic group.
The source confirmed that six children, who were abducted from Patuet community by the SPLA raiders, were recapture and returned by the Lou-Nuer white army on Firday evening.
While the motive of the attack is yet to be confirmed, political analysts believe the government troops are attempting to displace Lou-Nuer community from the areas that were recently annexed by president Salva Kiir to his tribe in new Jonglei state.
In Greater Upper Nile, president Salva Kiir has curved at least three states in his 28 states order to his community who occupy less than 25% of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile state, according to Sudan’s 2010 census.