Boma authorities recover seven abducted children
By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon
The authorities in Boma state said they have recovered seven children abducted from the neighboring states.
Speaking to Juba Monitor on Wednesday evening, John Abulla, Boma state Deputy Governor confirmed that the children were separately recovered by the local authorities in the state on 15th April.
He said two of the seven children had already been handed over to the authorities in Jonglei and Kapoeta states.
“The two boys were handed over to Jonglei and Kapoeta authorities so that they are re-united with their parents. As we speak now, we have recovered five of the eleven children who were abducted from Bieh State last month,” Mr. Abulla explained.
“They are now with the commissioner of Lekuangole waiting to be handed over to the authorities of Bieh state,” he added
According to the Deputy Governor, Boma state authorities are committed to ending child abductions and cattle raiding by youth with other states within Greater Jonglei and its neighbors.
He called on the national government to help Greater Jonglei end cattle rustling by disarming armed youth in the states.
Jonglei state minister of local government, Mr. Dut Achuek Lual confirmed the receipt of one adducted child last week
“We have received a small child of either five or six years old. He is now in the house of deputy governor Dr. Agot Alier Leek,” he confirmed.
Mr. Lual stated that such moves were clear indications of people willing to return back to peaceful coexistence regardless of challenges at the grassroots.
“It is the fruit of tireless efforts in bringing the neighboring communities into peace and peaceful coexistence as it was before,” he concluded