By Taban Henry
Authorities of Nimule town Council are saddened by the incident that led to killing of two women in cold blood by the cattle herders a long Nimule and Melijo road on Sunday evening.
Earlier last week, 20 cattle keepers were left dead and 11 others wounded after unknown gunmen who were suspected to be from Murle stormed a cattle camp in Kormayang and Melijo cattle camps in Nimule payam of Magwi County.
Speaking during a telephone interview with No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Tuesday, David Khamis the Nimule Police Inspector confirmed the killing of the two women saying that one was 45 years old while the other was 35 years old.
“Yesterday we were for a public rally together with the high – level committee on security together with the governor of Eastern Equatoria State. During the occasion, reports came to us that two women were killed in an area between Nimule and Melijo,” he said.
Khamis added that they sent the Criminal Investigation Committee (CID) personnel who confirmed the killing of the two women saying that the incident happened on Sunday and adding that the bodies were brought to Nimule hospital on Monday.
“The forces are deployed to the areas but there are some areas after the patrol where sometimes after coming to the base you realize that the criminals will come back to the area because they know that the forces are no longer there and that’s why the incident leading to the killing of the two women happened,” he explained.
“The patrol has been going on but sometimes criminals cannot be stopped but rather the crimes can only be reduced” the Police Inspector stated.
He mentioned that the elders from Jonglei and Nimule have agreed to move the cattle slowly and that they are witnessing the movement of the cattle herders but with a challenge being the vehicles being very small that can sometimes take only 25 cows of which the rent for a vehicle is very expensive.