Ethiopia: Troops Surround Area 125 Children Are Being Held

April 20, 2016 10:11 PM

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The Ethiopian government said Wednesday it identified and surrounded an area in South Sudan where an armed group is suspected of holding 125 children hostage.

Ethiopian troops had crossed into South Sudan and surrounded Jior and Kok, where the children were allegedly being held by Murle tribesmen, Gatluak Tut, the president of Gambella Regional State, told state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corp.

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