4 women rescued as Murle armed men go on kidnapping spree in Ethiopia

Four women rescued from the Murle armed men who crept into the Ethiopian territory | Photo: Unknown

June 14, 2020 (Thessherald)–At least four women have been rescued by local youth after an armed group from the Murle tribe of South Sudan went on kidnapping spree in Nyinyang, a border area between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

“The local youths were able to pursue the kidnappers as soon as they obtained information from the authorities that a group of armed men from the Murle tribe had carried out an attack on innocent women,” said Chuol Bhandak, a community elder interviewed by our reporter on Sunday.

Murle communities are known for their endless kidnapping, cattle rustling, senseless killing and hostile behavior towards other neighboring communities.

This is not the first time that the Murle has carried out attacks on Ethiopian citizens.

In 2016, an armed group from the Murle infiltrated across South Sudan and Ethiopia border, killing more than 200 Ethiopian citizens and kidnapping hundreds of children.

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