ATTACKS by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have left five
people dead in the Western Equatoria state of South Sudan, the
Bishop of Ezo, the Rt Revd John Zawo, reported last week.
On Wednesday of last week, Bishop Zawo wrote on his blog that
the area had been under "constant attacks" from the LRA for the
past two weeks. Two days previously, an area 54 miles from Ezo had
been attacked, leaving three people dead. On the same night, the
LRA struck the Nanzinga area in Ezo town, one-and-a-half miles from
the diocesan premises, "burning houses, and destroying people's
The Revd Emmanuel Kinakuyo, reporting from Nanzinga, had told
him that one man, the father of two young choristers at the
cathedral, had been killed. On Saturday, the Bishop confirmed that
a second man wounded in the attack had died.
The Bishop wrote on Saturday that "things are now calmer in
Ezo," and that the LRA attacks had ceased. Two villages 15 miles
from Ezo had been attacked, however, leading to further loss of
life. "Many people from around Ezo have left their homes and fled
to Yambio [the state capital] for protection," he wrote.