SUDAN WATCH: 40 killed, 45 injured - Lou-Nuer attack on Tor Kech village in Nasir, Upper Nile state

Monday, May 11, 2009

40 killed, 45 injured - Lou-Nuer attack on Tor Kech village in Nasir, Upper Nile state

From Sudan Radio Service 10 May 2009 (Juba):
More than 40 people were killed and 45 others injured in an attack on Tor Kech village in Nasir, Upper Nile state on Friday.

David Nyang is the program manager of the Nasir Community Development Agency.

He described the attack to Sudan Radio Service on Sunday.

[David Nyang]: “What happened is that on the night of 8th May, there was an attack in a village called Tor Kech and the community said that the attack was from Lou-Nuer and 30 women were killed, 13 children and 4 men. And then 24 women were wounded and 18 children and 3 men were brought to the MSF hospital in Nasir.”

Nyang went on to explain the motive behind the attack.

[David Nyang]: “Actually there has been a conflict between Jikany and Lou-Nuer for more than a decade now and in March there was a fight between one of the clans in Jikany and Lou that resulted in the deaths of 14 people in Lou including women and children. And we think that it is retaliation or revenge to what happened in March. The situation is still very bad because it has resulted in the displacement of an estimated one thousand people or more and fifty orphans were brought to Nasir yesterday. Some people are still missing and some people drowned in the river so people are still searching. The situation really is very bad.”

Nyang called on the GOSS and aid agencies to intervene and assist the victims of the attack and their families.

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