Local authority in Kapoeta North county said four children age 7 – 10 have been killed on Monday.
One child has survived and is receiving treatment in Kapoeta South county hospital. The incident happened at Riwoto Payam. in a village called Lokolibor approximately about 35kilometers from Kapoeta South. The teenagers were on their way home after they went to fetch water from a nearby river.
Prince Daniel is one of the nurse in Kapoeta hospital. He said the girl has suffered multiple stab wounds to her body, and is responding to the treatment. The nurse says the girl needs to be referred to a better health facility for further treatment, “Unfortunately we receive a patient yesterday she was stabbed multiple times and now her condition is stable, we manage to stick some wounds and make some dressing.” He said that she was so lucky that one of the wounds did not penetrate to the chest.
Daniel said such kind of action must be prohibited and law must be enforced fully so that the perpetrators are punished for such killing.
Evariso Cheche is paramount chief in Kapoeta North County. He condemned the killing and called on the state government to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Chief Evariso alleged that the suspects, which he said brutally murdered four innocent kids, could have come from Kimotong area in Budi county. Saying the killing was a revenge attack. This allegation has not been independently verified by Singaita FM.
“Revenge killing cannot stop because there is no government or chief and community leader in the village to control the situation”. Said Chief Evariso
Police department in the Eastern Equatoria state declined to comment citing inappropriate information in their office.
There has been number of attack between the two communities Toposa and Buya which follow the killing of two women at Kimotong payam earlier this month.