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Hyena devours two, injures 12 others in Lakes state


July 18, 2014 (RUMBEK) – Two people were killed and 12 others injured when a hyena attacked four villages in Lakes state’s Rumbek Central county on Thursday.

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The map of Lakes state in red

Those wounded, officials said, were rushed to Rumbek hospital in critical conditions.

“It is a shameful attack made by a hyena. We have 13 people suffering from hyena bite being admitted in Rumbek hospital and 2 elderly people dead,” a police officer told Sudan Tribune by phone.

“Those bitten by this hyena were mainly women, the elderly and children,” he added
A group of activists have questioned recent security reforms initiated by Lakes state caretaker governor, Maj. Gen Matur Chut Dhoul.

Moses Majok, a Lake state citizen, said the hyena attack was a sign that the police and army in Rumbek did not care about its citizens.

He accused uniformed forces of allegedly persuading their personal interests at the expense of innocent people’s lives and wellbeing.

“This is very bad, the arms and police in Lakes are operating under cover of their interest. How come hyena tour village’s whole night biting people and no response from army or police to protect innocent people from hyena?” said Majok.

Several activists, traditional authorities, students and intellectuals have repeatedly called for the removal of Lakes state’s governor, but their pleas have largely been ignored by president Salva Kiir.


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  • 19 July 2014 08:45, by Joseph Canada

    I thought hyaena only eat dead corps? What have come of this nation?

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    • 19 July 2014 09:05, by John The President

      True Joseph Canada
      I am wondering the hell is happening in this Country too, this an usually Heyna roaming villages biting people instead this animal run away from people when hearing voices, seeing fire flame or trumpet sound.

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      • 19 July 2014 11:08, by Gat Gan Kiir

        Even a group of Hyenas can destroy four villages in Dinka land. What a coward community who afraid to fight simple animal called Hyenas. Call for Ugandan force to rescue you from those Hyenas. I congratulate Hyenas community for hard own battles.

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        • 19 July 2014 14:51, by Nyesi Ta

          Ladies and Gentlemen, local news from Radio Stations in Rumbek blame the Gok people of Cuiebet for sending that human turned hyena to kill the Agars. The Cuiebet’s Gok tribe are happy of their success to have come up with this new strategy for fighting their ememy, an they said, they will soon unlease as many hyenas as possible to also attack the Agars in the Diaspora.

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  • 19 July 2014 22:45, by salah

    may be it is a rebel hyena

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    • 20 July 2014 08:43, by Adodi Jotuwa

      Gat Kan,
      Are u brave enough to fight de galant government forces/SPLA without Khartoum backing? Accordkng to your interpretation of bravery, u have to rebel against your movement (1991-2002) and government (December 2013) and flee to Khartoum as it happened before and now in order to be called brave. If u returned to the movement in 2002, why do u think you will not come for pardon as usual?

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