Home | News    Friday 19 April 2013

S. Sudan army, organised forces liberate LRA abductees

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 18, 2013 (JUBA) – At least three people, believed to have been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, were rescued by South Sudan security forces at its border with Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday.

JPEG - 61.8 kb
The rescued LRA abdcutees (Photo: Phillip Mbugo)

Western Equatoria state officials said the southern army (SPLA) serving as part of the African Union(AU) forces and its organised home forces; locally known as ‘Arrow Boys’, liberated a six-year old boy and two young women from rebel captivity.

One of those rescued, Mibinina Kumboringi, is suspected to have been a wife of the LRA leader, Joseph Kony.

Kumboringi told state authorities that rebels abducted her about six years ago, after raiding a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), looting food items and abducting several other people.

In a series of interviews with officials, she narrated how, they experienced difficult times while in rebel captivity, resulting into “nightmares, especially torture, sexual slavery and other inhuman” experiences.

During the bush days, the ex captive claimed they travelled as far as Sudan’s western region of Darfur, with a mission to get food and clothes allegedly supplied by Janjanweed militias; a group fighting in the troubled region.

Sapana Abui, the acting state governor has decried the LRA’s “barbaric act”, saying their activities should be halted.

“Many people were killed while several others have been abducted. Many more fled their homes forcing them to go and live in town without food and cultivation,” he said.

The Government of Western Equatoria, in collaboration with the army, the arrow boys and the AU task force, as well as United States military advisors is working hard to protect the local population, he added.

Meanwhile those rescued, Abui said, underwent counseling at a rehabilitation center in the state capital, Yambio, adding that the government was in contact with Red Cross Society to ensure the two ladies are re-united with their families in the DRC.

In March last year, four African countries, with the backing of the AU and the United Nations officially launched a Regional Task Force (RTF), which was established to hunt down LRA rebels and its elusive leader.

The first batch of the RTF initially comprised of about 5,000 soldiers from Uganda, South Sudan, the DRC and CAR. However, an additional 360 troops from CAR, 2,500 from Uganda and 500 South Sudanese forces were in September last year handed over to the regional force.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 19 April 2013 06:55, by Jubawe

    LRA Leader you better hand yourself to Uganda or south sudan Government because Bashir is going to End soon, who’s going to support you other than Bashir. you though Darfour is your peacefull land but soon will be your suffering hell. Jubawe mastermind

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The perilous change in Darfur’s demography 2015-08-28 08:10:36 By Eric Reeves The debate about whether or not Darfur was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world—in general—no longer (...)

IGAD-Plus and Peace Politics: Dateline without deadline 2015-08-23 20:24:08 “It is time we define governments in Africa as the responsibility, not the power” – Dlamini-Zuma By James Okuk On 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (...)

South Sudan Peace Agreement: to Sign or not to Sign 2015-08-19 05:44:38 By Steve Paterno South Sudan peace process faltered badly. The most anticipated deadline to sign a final comprehensive agreement has passed, with government failing to ink the proposed (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Resolutions and recommendations of the SPLM-N leadership meeting 2015-08-11 22:21:18 SUDAN PEOPLES’ LIBERATION MOVEMENT NORTH Leadership Meeting of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North ( SPLM-N) Final Communique: Resolutions and Recommendations August 6th, 2015 The (...)

Sudanese, human rights groups and advocates demand renewal of UNAMID 2015-06-25 06:03:32 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: New York: Ahmed H.Adam, Tel. +1 347 567 1491 or aha64@cornell.edu Kampala: Abdelrahman Gasim, Tel. +256 7 51 90 77 77 or gasim202000@gmail.com Geneva: Abdelbagi (...)

Civil society groups urge to stop hostilities in W. Bahr El Ghazal 2015-06-11 22:24:37 Urgent action for sustainable peace in Western Bahr El Ghazal State Civil Society Statement: June 10, 2015 Wau –Western Bahr El Ghazal State- The Republic of South Sudan We, civil society (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.