Home | News    Thursday 6 April 2017

Dozens of people feared dead in Mapel town

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 5, 2017 (JUBA) – Dozens of people are feared to have been killed in Mapel town of South Sudan’s Wau state, multiple sources told Sudan Tribune Wednesday.

JPEG - 15.5 kb

The incident reportedly occurred at 5:00pm (local time), when a group of armed men attacked the town. Some people have, however, attributed the attack to government forces who allegedly shot civilians in areas around the town.

These attacks happened a day after an officer was killed under unknown circumstance.

“Everybody has fled the town, going into the nearest bushes. There are now dead bodies on the ground and the town is empty. It is a ghost town and some of the houses are being set on fire,” an anonymous eyewitness told Sudan Tribune.

“I have seen about 10 dead bodies but many more have been found in the burnt houses, while others were been executed around Mapel Hill,” added the eyewitness.

According to the source, government forces were in control of the town, further explaining that the woman and young men who were killed had not yet been buried.

Contacted by Sudan Tribune Wednesday, the commissioner for Kwajiena Bahr Juok Ucu said he was still collecting more information on the incident.

(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.
  • 6 April 2017 08:26, by truth teller

    This is what South Sudan got independence for? South Sudan is a mistake that is being paid by people’s blood...

    repondre message

    • 6 April 2017 09:00, by Joseph Canada

      Sorry, This is what the Dinka want. Rule by killing and occupy their land.Thats the whole moto of this Government.

      repondre message

      • 6 April 2017 09:51, by truth teller

        Dont you agree it was better wit North ... All hospitals .. universities ... every thing in south sudan was given by them ... with all billions of oil money these Dinka didnt do any thing for South ... not even a single new university in any area

        repondre message

Comment on this article



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


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Salva Kiir’s kingdom of doom 2018-06-16 12:31:50 By Duop Chak Wuol Empires come and go, regardless of whether they are good or bad. One of the chief measures employed by historians is an investigatory examination into the legacies the empires (...)

Darfur remains at crossroads as Bashir takes it protective cover from ICC 2018-06-12 14:19:46 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the statement attributed to Sudan's ruling regime as saying that it is the “Time for UNAMID to leave Darfur” (...)

Dissolution and formation of South Sudan cabinet in 2013 2018-06-11 19:54:09 By Telar Deng The events that led to the 2013 dissolution of the cabinet can be traced back to the deep mistrust that fermented back in 1991 when leaders failed to close ranks. After the 1991 (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.