Three young girls are receiving medical attention at a hospital in Kapoeta South after getting shot in Longeleya Payam on Tuesday morning, an official has said.
The county executive director says the attackers opened fire on the children who were collecting water from a borehole at Hayalabok village.
The victims are: Lokuta Lowi, Itao Moru and Nachin Nachek – all of whom are aged 14. They were all shot in the legs.
The motive behind the attack remain unclear, but Juma Justin, executive director for Kapoeta South County, believed the attackers were some youth from Budi County – a claim Singaita FM could not independently verify.
“My message to the three tribes of Didinga ,Toposa and Buya is, we have to stop the habit of killing children and women,” Justin stated.
“Now see the victims. They are very innocent. This must stop so that peace will prevail among the communities.”
Meanwhile, the administrator of the Kapoeta Civil Hospital said the injuries were minor and the girls were responding well to treatment.
“The health workers intervened by stopping bleeding and they gave them some fluids as well as antibiotics. They are now Okay – just minor injuries,” said Rovason Lonyia.