South Sudanese girl who went missing in Egypt found alive, can’t speak
The daughter of South Sudanese journalist Lino Garang Mayen, who went missing in Egypt, has been found.
According to Garang Mayen, the family suspects the 15-year-old girl was abducted in Cairo by an underground gang that harvests human body parts.
The girl is yet to utter a single word, with doctors suspecting that she might have been injected with a dangerous chemical.
“I thank God that my daughter was found even though she is not speaking to anyone,” Mayen said, adding that the daughter was rushed to the hospital for some medical checkups.
The father said the daughter was accosted by a group of men on her way back from the market.
The incident happened on Tuesday, July 19 when my daughter was returning from the market together with her younger brother.
“They were on their way back when somebody just came from nowhere and injected her with a chemical. She passed out. They then bangled her inside a car before escaping to an unknown destination,” the father narrated to City Review.
“Some people came with their car and took her away, leaving the small boy,” added the scribe.
Mayen stressed that since the small boy was the only South Sudanese among those Egyptians, no one could help and he found his way home.
“It was when we had to communicate with the South Sudan Embassy in Cairo who later engaged the Egyptian security.
“The girl was found 8 hours later in a place called 6 October in Egypt, but she can’t speak. We suspect that she might have been injected with some unknown substance.”
“I do not know what kind of medicine was used to inject my daughter and what effect it will have on the little girl, so I will wait till doctors tell me that my daughter can be treated well,” he expressed.
Mayen is a Juba-based Arabic Journalist. His family lives in Egypt.