Search for abducted Ethiopian children still underway

first_imgThe search for dozens of Ethiopian children kidnapped near the country’s border with South Sudan is still on.South Sudanese gunmen seized more than 100 children in mid-April, during a deadly raid. 56 of them have been rescued so far.The children were last located in Boma, a town in Jonglei state in the country’s east.The government says its army is negotiating with the kidnappers, and has offered amnesty if they free the remaining children.South Sudan’s Deputy Minister of defence is leading negotiations. David Yau Yau comes from the area where the children are being held. He is also a former commander of forces based in that region.The government says, it’s hopeful all the children will be rescued and handed over to Ethiopian authorities.last_img

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