Feb 25, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Locals in the nearby suburb of Asanza in Yambio WES have been complaining of bad smell in the teak forest and along the road going to Kasia just after Bazungua on Maridi road. It took some brave men mobilized by local chiefs in the area who actually wanted to find out what have been smelling so bad, they began searching in the area for the past week until they were shocked today as they found what they described as “evil place”. Mass graves have been discovered at Asanza a suburb near Yambio Airport in the nearby teak forest.
The people of Yambio have discovered several bodies scattered in large shallow ditch, many of these bodies show signs of torture and some have gone bad beyond recognition; some of the bodies are without heads, unable to count how many the bodies were. This horrific discovery have shocked the whole of Yambio town and many people are dumbfounded while others think that what has been discovered is the answer to what has been going on here in Yambio where young men regularly disappear without trace and no one knows their whereabouts.
Asking some locals to hear if they have noticed something unusual in the area, one woman said that sometimes she hears people scream in the forest in the middle of the night in most days, but because of the insecurity in town no one can really come out and ask what is going on.
One brave and courageous man stepped forward and said, “Don’t look for those who did this, it’s the SPLA Dinka killing our children in the middle of the night, these days the SPLA does not want to see young boys around they only come and pick them and accuse them of being Arrow-boys and start killing them.”
In another separate search, more than 5 bodies were also discovered under the bridge of Uze on Nabiapai road south of Yambio.
We, the Arrow-boys are directly accusing the SPLA government of Juba for sending SPLA forces to WES to commit this horrific crimes against the people of WES, this is the answer of the everyday killing which is going on in Yambio.
It’s not that these innocent people are anything bad but the SPLA are actually going house to house in some areas arresting young man and boys tortures them and kills them at night. State government is not talking about it, they know something is going on but all they do is maintain silent, and this is why no one should blame Arrow Boys who are defending the people of WES.
One man who did not want to be identified also asserted, ”The SPLA/M Juba government doesn’t want the people of WES to exist, that is the reason they arrested former Governor Joseph Bakosoro till today for no reason and they can’t explain why he was arrested. Look at what is happening in Mundri, killing everywhere now we are hearing there is war going on in Ezo since yesterday, we just want live in peace.”
Juba Government is preaching peace but killing Innocent people everywhere, the uncovered mass grave could amount to war crime and genocide in Western Equatoria State. The government of South Sudan harms the people it can protect. Western Equatoria State has been a battleground lately between the forces belong to the Government of South Sudan and local defense force simply known as Arrow Boys.