Lakes state, News

Seven injured in cattle camp clash

By Yang Ater Yang


At least seven people were injured in clashes between sub-clans of the Lith section of the Pakam community in Rumbek North County, Lakes State yesterday.

The clashes reportedly occurred at a cattle camp in Meen Payam, according to Maj. Elijah Mabor Makuac, the Lakes State Spokesperson of the police.

He narrated that the incident began when a young man accidentally dropped his bull near calves tied to a stake. The owner of the calves then confronted the young man, leading to an argument that escalated into a fight between the two individuals.

“The fight quickly escalated into a larger clash between the two sub-clans,” Maj. Makuac explained. “Fortunately, no one was killed, but seven people sustained injuries.”

According to him the injured were evacuated to Rumbek North county headquarters in Maper for medical treatment.

Maj. Makuac however noted that the evacuation was difficult due to the remote location of the cattle camp, known as Pook, which is inaccessible by vehicles.

“The victims were carried to Maper by traditional means,” he said.

The police spokesperson also expressed challenges in the identification of the perpetrators in the remote.

“Identifying and apprehending the perpetrators will take some time due to the distance,” Maj. Makuac acknowledged.

“However, we are using information from the injured to track down those involved and bring them to justice.”

He added that the initial fight involved sticks, but guns were later used. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.


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