Jonglei State, News

Attackers kill four in road ambush

By Manas James

At least four people were killed, and five others injured in a cattle raid in Uror County in Jonglei State yesterday, authorities said.

Speaking to No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper, Machot Gatluak Kenyjak, said about 700 head of cattle were also stolen during the raid.

“Those killed include a woman and her baby, a young lady and an elderly man,” he said. “Five other people were also injured while more than 700 cows were stolen during the night raid on Padiek Payam.”

The local official condemned the attack and said attempts by local youth to have the stolen animals recovered were futile.

“Our local youth tried to recover the stolen cattle but they failed. So the attackers went away withal the stolen animals,” he said.

Cattle raiding in parts of the country has been a source of insecurity to the health and well-being of communities.

The violent raids often cause death and loss of cattle and lives.

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