Incident Summary:

04/00/2020: Sometime between March 29, 2020 and April 4, 2020, assailants abducted 100 civilians from Mukaya, Central Equatoria, South Sudan. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Salvation Front (NAS), which the group denied and blamed the disappearances on the government.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Central Equatoria


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 101
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actors
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the state may have been involved in the apprehension of civilians.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Salvation Front (NAS) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"South Sudan blames armed opposition group for abducting over 100 civilians," Xinhua General News Service, April 7, 2020.