[dropcap]B[/dropcap]entiu – One refugee is reportedly killed in Yida refugee camp in Unity State’s Parieng County by SPLA soldiers during a weapon searching exercise in the camp.
According to report imparted to Wangdunkon Media from Bentiu, the deceased refugee was killed when he refused to handover his gun to the SPLA force during the searching exercise in them camp.
“He was found having gun and he then refused to hand it over to the SPLA [….] he actually started shooting at the SPLA wounding one of the soldiers and in respond, he was instantly killed” ~ disclosed the source.
Yida is a home to tenth of thousand of refugee from Nuba Mountain of Sudan in the nothern Unity State. The IDPs have been in the area since 2011 when fighting intensified between the goverment of Sudan and the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) when South Sudan gained its independence.