May 17, 2012 (BOR) - One person is reported dead and another injured in Twic East county of Jonglei state in an attack by an unidentified gunman on Wednesday.
According to a close relative of the deceased, Adhoor Akol was killed on Wednesday evening in an attack that left a young boy with injuries.
Insecurity is causing great hardship to the people of Jonglei, the UN has registered more than 140,000 people in Jonglei needing assistance, many of them displaced.
The commissioner of Twic East, Dau Akoi Jurkuch, called on the government to intervene, saying youths who evaded the recent disarmament in Murle areas are now hiding in the swamps of Twic East.
“We have been appealing to the government to make an aerial survey in Twic East swamp areas because all the Murle criminals are now in Twic East,” said Akoi.
Akoi believes the attacks will intensify as the rainy season sets in.
The killing of Akol brings the recent death toll to four since the signing of the communal peace in Bor on May 6.
On May 10 three people were killed and three others injured in attacks allegedly conducted by Murle tribesmen in Jonglei, local officials said.