Abducted South Sudanese Children Found in a Military Training Camp

Juba, February 24, 2015 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s Children who were kidnapped last week by unknown gunmen have been found in a military training site in South Sudan, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said.

UNICEF, which has strongly condemned the abduction, disclosed that eye witnesses have come forward and revealed the location of a military camp where the abducted children were seen marching.

“Witnesses have said they are in a training camp, and witnesses have told UNICEF that, on at least three occasions, they have been marched around the town,” UNICEF communications officer for South Sudan John Budd said.

Eye witnesses further told UNICEF that the children were seen marching around a town of Wau Shilluk.

It is not clear who is behind the kidnapping of school children.

However, reports and camp residents suggest that an armed group responsible for the kidnapping of at least 89 children has close ties to South Sudanese government since the camp where the abduction took place is under government control.

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