30 January 2003
GoS forces attacked a village called Luom. About 50 GoS-allied militia soldiers savagely attacked civilians. The GoS-allied militiamen shot Nyacanya, an 8-year-old girl, in the neck and abducted her. They also shot Gatiel Gatluak Mayiel, an 8-year-old boy, in the right hip. Everyone has fled the village of Luom. The village joins a growing list of villages on either side of the road between Mirmir and Kaigai (south of Leer) that are now burned or empty.
Perpetrator: GoS. Allegedly, Commander Gatkuoth Gatgueng Kueth led the attack. He is alleged to be a subordinate under James Lieh Diu.
Reference: CPMT Report to IGAD, Military Events in Leer, 26 to 30 January 2003, https://paxvoorvrede.nl/media/download/cpmtleereport.pdf, p 3