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UN demands safe release of abducted personnel in S. Sudan


October 20, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned the recent abductions of its personnel in Upper Nile state, demanding their safe release.

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A sniffer dog inspects a UN vehicle in South Sudan (UN photo)

An unidentified armed group of men reportedly seized three contractors employed by the UN working at Malakal airfield on 10 October and drove them away in a truck.

Two of abductees were released on 11 October while the other remains in detention.

Another staff of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was on 16 October reportedly seized by another group of armed men in Malakal as he boarded a UN flight and remains at large.

“UNMISS strongly condemns these abductions and demands the safe release of the missing individuals,” UNMISS said in a statement.

There is still a lack of clarity on the identity of the abductors, and various authorities and commanders have assured the mission and WFP of all efforts to track down the abductors and secure the release of the two abducted individuals.

It is the responsibility of the Government of South Sudan under the Status of Forces Agreement with the organisation to protect UN personnel “irrespective of the identity of the abductors,” the UN said.


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  • 21 October 2014 08:44, by choldit

    It is important for UN to bring these Nuer UN workers back to UN base in Malakal, upper Nile a life from mrs Salva Kiir Museveni militants else the leaked document telling about a conspiracy within UNMISS that involves UNMISS coordinator and a security officer and other staff in Malakal UNMISS camp shld be true.

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    • 21 October 2014 20:31, by Bentiu Sudan

      Kiir’s government is known now as a terrorists organization that abduct people from their places like Talaban of Afghanistan. This terrorists regime has fail miserably to govern it citizens, military, and fail to defeat the rebels either. After failing to defeat the rebels, their plan B is to abduct people from their places. Shameful regime on Earth.

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