By Ngor Deng Matem
Northern Bahr-El-Ghazal State’s government has condemned what it described as horrible and disheartening death of a six-year-old girl in Aweil town.
On Tuesday, a Sudanese businessman in Aweil town raped, killed and dumped a six-year-old girl into a pit latrine.
The child was later spotted in the latrine by the mother, according to police reports.
After the body was taken to the hospital for post-mortem examination, it confirmed that the child was raped and killed. The report gravely angered the youth of Aweil who poured into the street in riots while demanding for justice.
Following the riots, the mixed security forces arrested some youths to quell the situation.
However, the detainees were released after nearly 10 hours in detention.
Yesterday, 5th of May 2022, the state government issued a condemnation letter and confirmed their readiness to provide justice over the case.
According to the letter signed by the state minister of information William Anyuon Kuol, the public is urged to be calm and treat the murder case as an individual criminal case but not an organized crime. “As government, we would like to appeal to the general public to maintain calm and treat this incident as an individual act but not an organized plan by the Sudanese traders in NBGs,” the statement read.