South Sudanese Arrow Boys

South Sudanese Arrow Boys - Photo :Guy D

The Arrow Boys are a home guard militia. They patrol at night to protect villages in areas where the Lord’s Resistance Army is active. There are around 3000 Arrow Boys in Western Equatoria in Southern Sudan armed only with bows and arrows, spears and home-made shotguns. The Arrow Boys coordinate their patrols using mobile phones. From their patrols they provide intelligence to the government on LRA movements. (March 2011)