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8 Kony Captives Flown Home

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st May 2002 03:00 AM

EIGHT more children aged 14 to 27 were flown to Gulu Airfield aboard an Eagle Air chartered plane from Juba in Sudan, reports Dennis Ojwee.

EIGHT more children aged 14 to 27 were flown to Gulu Airfield aboard an Eagle Air chartered plane from Juba in Sudan, reports Dennis Ojwee.

EIGHT more children aged 14 to 27 were flown to Gulu Airfield aboard an Eagle Air chartered plane from Juba in Sudan, reports Dennis Ojwee. The plane touched down at 1:56pm yesterday. The children were escorted by two UNICEF officials based in Juba, Mades Oyen and John Walbum. The children told The New Vision at the airfield that they were happy with the Sudan government for having kept them for two years. They escaped from Kony’s Lord Resistance Army (LRA) camps in southern Sudan. The children were identified as Alice Akello, 19, from Acholi-bur in Pader district, Charles Obote, 16, from Onyango-Rwot, Patiko in Gulu, Michael Ojok, 20, from Lacek-ocot in Pader district, David Langoya, 12, from Palabek, who was in primary four at Pajimo School in 2000. Others are Moses Komakech, 27, from Alero in Gulu, Francis Opiyo, 14, from Acet (Omoro county) in Gulu, and Isaac Onongo, 23, from Aromo-Walobo in Lira district. They were received at the Gulu Support the Children Organisation Centre (GUSCO) by the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Alex Kamugisha. He was accompanied by the Gulu Resident District Commissioner, Max Omeda. Kamugisha said the Government would support the ex-Kony captives at schools since they were still of school-going age. Ends

8 Kony Captives Flown Home

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