In Mayiendit County, Unity State, a chief is killed and three others are injured.
According to authorities in Unity State’s Mayiendit County, at least two people, including a paramount chief and a woman, were killed and three others were injured on Sunday night by assailants suspected to be from neighboring Leer County.
Stephen Taker Riak, the commissioner of Leer County, dismissed the claims, claiming that the assailants were not from his jurisdiction.
The victims were identified as Sultan Chuol Dak Guit and Nyawai Makur Teny. A nine-year-old child is among the three injured. The incident occurred at 10 p.m. on Sunday in Norial village, Rubkuay Payam, Mayiendit County.
Dr. Gatluak Nyang, the commissioner of Mayiendit County, told Radio Tamazuj on Monday that the attackers’ intent was to kill rather than rustle cattle.
“Their plan was not to look for cattle to raid. They came to the villages around Mayiendit County to kill people and then fled to Leer County,” he explained.
According to Commissioner Dr. Nyang, the critically injured are being treated at the Rubkuay Payam primary health care facility.
Meanwhile, Stephen Taker Riak, the commissioner of Leer County, denied that the attack was carried out by youth from his county.
“This is a retaliation killing among the people of Rubkuay Payam.” “It is not from the counties of Koch, Mayiendit, Panyijiar, or Leer,” he explained. “No one from Leer County went to Mayiendit County to steal cattle or kill people.” We keep the peace between ourselves and them.”
Commissioner Taker dismissed his Mayiandit counterpart’s claims as mere propaganda.
Peter Chak Yoach, a state assembly member representing Mayiandit, confirmed the attack and said the attackers were from Leer County.
“These armed attackers came all the way from Leer County and killed two people, a paramount chief and a woman, and severely injured three others, who are now in the Rubkuay hospital,” he said.
This is the third attack since last week’s assassination attempt on Mayiandit County Commissioner Dr. Gatluak Nyang. Last Friday, 270 cattle were also stolen from Mayiandit.
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