Two aid workers free at last after a month-long ordeal in the hands of abductors
Two workers of a local NGO have been reunited with their families almost one month after they were allegedly abducted by an armed group in Mundri East County, Western Equatoria State.
Repent Woro, Active Youth Agency Executive Director confirmed that the aid workers have since arrived in Juba since they went missing on July 5.
The two workers were allegedly abducted while on a humanitarian assignment in the Minga area.
“All of them are safe. They were not tortured either,” Woro told City Review in a phone interview.
Their release was brokered by a humanitarian agency that operates in South Sudan; and the group.
“The duo were released on July 26, 2022.
According to Woro, the abductors did not ask for ransom in exchange for the freedom of their colleagues.
“I am happy for their release, especially for the group keeping them safe without torture, and by the mercy of God, everything went right for their release.”
“I think what made them safe was that they were just mere humanitarian workers that were performing their jobs and did not do anything wrong to anyone,” he added.