News: Sudanese Bishop asks for outside help to stop attacks

Posted on September 24, 2009. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , |

A bishop from a remote corner of south Sudan has said intervention from the international community is desperately needed to protect his people from gangs of guerrilla fighters.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala told of a large gang of LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) soldiers who stormed into a church in his diocese and desecrated the building before abducting 17 people, mostly in their teens and 20s. Shortly after the attack on Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Ezo town, one of the young men who had been kidnapped was found dead after being tied to a tree and mutilated.

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