28 murdered in Jihadist attack on South Sudanese Christian community
According to the Barnabus Fund, at least 28 people were killed and 57 houses were burned down by Islamist extremists during a January attack on the Christian community of Yith Pabol.
On January 6th, Bishop Joseph Mamer Manot told the Barnabas Fund that “massive displacement has happened, and the humanitarian situation is alarming as food and other property have been burned down into ashes, leaving survivors with no shelters, no food and no safe drinking water”.
The news agency reported that a similar attack occured the same week in nearby Miodol village, which left at least four people dead and three others missing.
South Sudan is a majority Christian Nation that gained independence in 2011, making it the youngest country in the world and one that has been mired in a civil war since its beginning.