S. Sudan army accused of killing Mundri diocese priest

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October 18, 2016 (JUBA) – The priest of Mundri West diocese in South
Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, Rev. Lino Apollo has been killed.

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An armed opposition (SPLM-IO) official claimed the cleric was killed
by South Sudanese government forces in the Greater Mundri, allegedly
acting on the orders of the Amadi state governor, Joseph Ngere.

A number of civilians are also said to have been killed from their
hide-outs, allegations Sudan Tribune could not immediately verify.

“Other civilians Killed by the government forces in Greater Mundri
were, Peter Robert and Night Timon killed at Doro in Mundri East [and]
Mary Elisapana in Medewu among others,” said Girma Apaya, who is
attached to the SPLM-IO office in Western Equatoria state.

Government forces, further claimed the official, “looted” and
“destroyed” several primary health care centers in Bari, Medwu,
Bangolo, Koto’bi, and Karika in Mundri East and West counties.

“Such acts were barbaric and inhuman, aimed at nothing but
international starvation of the civil population from accessing health
facilities,” said Apaya.

He further claimed government forces were using the looted drugs to
treat wounded soldiers while others were allegedly being sold.

“We condemn such barbaric act in strongest terms and demand the SPLA
IG to refrain from such acts. It is worth mentioning that these are
war crimes, violations of international humanitarian law, the law of
armed conflicts, and violations of human rights,” said Apaya.

The army is yet to officially react to the armed opposition’s claims,
despite reports of renewed clashes between the two rival factions in
parts of South Sudan Upper Nile state and in the oil-rich Unity state.

At least 60 people were killed in clashes between the rival factions
near the Upper Nile capital, Malakal last Saturday, the army

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    19 October 07:30, by Equatoria1

    What do you expect from blood thirsty Anyoors. To date, SS does
not have Army. We have MTN Militias who’re terorrising the country in
the name of Army & they’re only capable of soft targets. They know how
to jail non-MTN politicians, they enjoying killing Church leaders,
shooting randomly on civilian when returning on lost battle, kill
non-MTN youth, rape women & elderly,torching houses...

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