Rumbek, 18 July, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
A member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has expressed disappointment over massive looting of a number of Catholic mission schools and a hospital during deadly intercommunal clashes in a Parish.
Speaking to ACI Africa Wednesday, July 14, the Priest in charge of St. Daniel Comboni Marial Lou Parish of Rumbek Diocese, Fr. Benjamin Madol Akot said, “The Church premises in Marial Lou Parish have been looted by the fighters from Luacjang community. We are yet to find out the estimated value of all that we lost.”
Tonj North County of Warrap State was attacked a week ago, on July 8, by the neighboring community of Tonj East, an attack that lasted till July 10, Fr. Madol said.
“The attack came from a neighboring community in the Eastern part of Tonj. Marial Lou Parish is in the Northern part of Tonj. It is the group of people from the East who came to attack the Payam (Sub-County) in the North,” the South Sudanese Priest said, adding that 16 people were killed and about 30 others seriously wounded in the clashes.