Local radio in South Sudan is reporting that a major in the South Sudan Wildlife Service has gone missing with reports that he may have been kidnapped. His last known movements was traveling on a motorcycle to the service headquarters to pick up wages for staff.
Major William Kuol Angui is the commander of wildlife services in the Bazia region. The incident is reported to have happened on Sunday night as he travelled between Taban and Busiri in Wau County.
Currently there are limited details and no official confirmation has been made by the authorities.
The Bahr el Ghazal region where the major went missing is found in the west of the newly formed Republic of South Sudan. It borders the Central Africa Republic and also borders the region of Darfur in Sudan. The Darfur region is the base of known poaching gangs associated with the janjaweed But the entire region is associated with militias and different groups following the ending of the civil war.