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Five people killed in Jonglei cattle raid

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February 2, 2015 (JUBA) – At least five people were killed and seven others wounded when unknown gunmen attacked a village in South Sudan’s Jonglei state on Sunday, officials said.

The attack occurred at Jalle payam (district) in Jonglei’s Bor county.

Kuol Bol Ayom, a lawmaker for Jalle county in the state assembly, said the raiders took thousands of cattle, forcing locals to flee.

“A number of armed people came and stormed Jalle center and the areas within the vicinity of Jalle Payam,” Bol told Sudan Tribune by phone from Bor town.

“These attackers opened fire randomly killing five people including two women and three men. The attackers burnt the houses, the burnt the village and Jalle centre,” he added.

A similar attack in Jalle in December 2012 left over 50 people dead.

However, Bol says the government has ignored calls for security to be boosted in the area.

“These are people who have persevered, endured everything and they are there with their cattle and children,” he said.

“These are the people who deserve security,” he added.

A contingent of army and police units, officials said, was dispatched to the area on Monday to help rescue some of the stolen animals as investigations got underway.

(ST)

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  • 3 February 2015 07:50, by Ayuen deng

    This Murle criminals must stop or else the government have shown seriousness in persueing criminals and i hope David Yau yau will jiont hands with Jonglei Government to put a stop to the criminals.

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    • 3 February 2015 16:55, by Realist

      who said Murle was behind this cattle raid? Did you read it in the article?

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      • 3 February 2015 23:11, by Force 1

        Realist;
        Do you have any news that those who came to steal cattle in Jalle escape when the catttle they stole where recovered? If not find out if any of them escape and their identities where not Murle!

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