Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), an Ethiopian government-owned television channel, reported on Monday that 19 kidnapped Ethiopian children by South Sudanese Murle armed men recovered through the negotiation of Ethiopian government and the government of South Sudan.
The Ethiopian Military have been finalized preparations to take military action against Murle armed men to recover kidnapped children. But according to the promised made by South Sudan government to return back the children through negotiation, 19 children rescued in the first round.
South Sudan Deputy Defense Minister who is also member of Murle tribe, David Yawyaw made negotiation with regional administrators and clan elders to rescue the children.
Ethiopia will strengthen its effort to recover the remaining kidnapped children.
Pictures show Gambella Region President H.E. Mr. Gatluak Tut Khot welcoming the released children in Gamebella, Ethiopia.