In Jonglei, deadly ambushes resurfaced, killing two women.
According to a local official, armed men kidnapped and killed two women in the Wangkachuol area of Duk County in Jonglei State on Thursday morning.
It is now close to four months of minimal violent incidence of either child/women abduction, cattle raiding and road ambushes. This sigh of relief was attributed to the appointment of the Chief Administrator.
But that is no longer the case, it seems that good days are dimming while the bad ones are resurfacing.
According to Duk County Commissioner John Chatim, the two women were travelling from Duk Pagak town to Chindiir village when they were ambushed and killed on a road in the Wangkachuol area on Thursday morning.
“They’re two young women in their early thirties. They were on their way to Chindiir Boma for a visit, but they were killed on the way,” he explained.
“Also, yesterday (Wednesday), in Karisa village, some bandits raided 38 cows after they were released for grazing in the morning,” Commissioner Chatim added. Since then, our youth have been pursuing them in order to recover the stolen cows.”
No one has been arrested in connection with the two incidents, according to the county commissioner.
Major Majak, for his part, The state police spokesperson, Daniel Tuor, said he has yet to receive any reports on the incidents.
“Those areas are out in the middle of nowhere. So far, we haven’t received a report from our long-range radio unit,” he explained.
Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, cattle raids accompanied by abductions and killings are common in the region and frequently reported by local communities.