10 killed in attack on South Sudan Christian college
An attack at Emmanuel Christian College in Goli, Yei County, South Sudan, resulted in the killings of 10 people, including five children. Three guards and a father and son fleeing the conflict in Mundri were among the dead.
A 14-year-old daughter of a college staff member was raped by the attackers who vandalized and looted offices, classrooms and some residences, according to sources.
Wayi Godwill Edward, the spokesperson in the Office of the SPLM-IO Governor of Yei River State said: “It is shameful that such a condemnable tragedy continues to happen at the hands of Juba regime at a time when a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement to which it (Juba) is a party, is in force, and peace process is ongoing… SPLM-IO leadership in Yei River State demand CTSAMM to investigate and verify this gross violation and hold those criminals behind the blatant act to account for this uncalled for loss.”
Wayi Godwill Edward also called “on the UNSC, AU, IGAD, Troika, EU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other rights bodies to exercise their responsibility by taking actions against the brutality and criminal negligence of the rotten regime of Kiir against defenseless civilians.”
Earlier in the week, Pastor Johnson Makueth Akeen and his wife were killed in their home in Juba and another pastor who came to assist the family was injured when gunmen targeted the family in Juba, the South Sudanese capital city.
Emerging reports say Pastor Johnson was killed while trying to prevent his dear wife Gloria Mathew from being raped by the assailants.
Hassan John is West Africa Editor, GCN and Priest of the Anglican Diocese of Jos.
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