News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Missing Wildlife warden found hanging dead

By Hou Akot Hou


A wildlife officer in Northern Bahr El Gazal State was found dead hanging from a tree in a forest on Tuesday, according to wildlife authorities.

The director of the wildlife department in NGBs, John Reuben identified to deceased officer to journalists in Aweil on Wednesday, as 1st Lt. Garang Ruay Ruay.

He said Ruay was found hanging in a dense forest adjacent to the road leading to Wau.

John said the deceased’s wife had reported her husband being kidnapped from their home on January 25th by unknown individuals in uniform.

“The wife of Mr. Garang Ruay Ruay came to us on Jan. 25 and reported that men in uniform came to the house and summoned out Garang, and he went to them; they whisked him away by motorcycle and disappeared with him,” narrated Reuben.

According to the Wildlife Director’s preliminary findings, motorcycle tracks were found near the scene where Ruay was found hanging.

“The footprints or marks of the motorcycle have been found in the scene where Garang was found hanging in the trunk of the tree,” he disclosed.

Ruay’s wife has filed a murder case, and authorities suspect foul play.

John said they are investigating the cause of Ruay’s death and are searching for the culprits.

He assures the public that they are working diligently to apprehend those responsible.

This peculiar incident raises concern about the increasing number of killings in the state, given a recent similar incident where the remains of a person were found in Rum-tiit as police interrogated neighbors at the scene.

John, however, emphasized the importance of bringing those responsible to justice and preventing such acts from happening again.



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