MURLE BANDITS KILL 3, INJURE 2 AND RAID OVER 3,000 HERDS OF CATTLE IN UROR COUNTY, OFFICIALS REPORT TO VP WANI IGA.
Bandits from Murle of Pibor Administrative area, on Monday 15th February, killed 3 people, injured 2 more and raided over 3,000 herds of Cattle in Pajimar village, Uror county in the defunct Bieh State, officials say.
The news was brought to the attention of the country by former Bieh State Governor Moses Majok Gatluak, who wrote to Vice President Dr. Wani Iga, notifying him of the attack.
“Your Excellency, First and foremost allow me to forward to your excellency’s office the aforementioned report about the killing of 3 people, and 2 others injured in Uror county yesterday 15th February, 2021 by the Murle criminals”, read the statement.
“Some armed youth from Murle area attacked the quoted area at 4pm South Sudan local time and seized over 3,000 herds of cattle which have not yet been recovered”, added the statement.
The attack comes as a violation to the recently concluded Greater Jonglei Peace pact that was signed in Juba a few weeks ago where the conflicting communities of Murle, Nuer and Dinka tribes of Twic East and Bor agreed to cease activities relating to cattle raiding, revenge attacks, child abductions and killings of people.
The names of the deceased are: Manyiel Luk Tut Guong, Puol Mario Thijok and Tut Thou Deng.
The injured are listed as:- Thiran Koang Koak and Tut Girl.
Former Governor Moses Majok, in the letter, urged the Vice President Wani Iga to pressure Murle Community and Pibor Administrative area to implement the resolutions of the recently signed Peace pact.
Murle community isn’t new to breaking newly signed Peace pact between themselves and their neighbors. Over the years, dating back into the times of Chief Machiek Deng of Bor county, Murle community has always been defiant to the pacts signed and goes ahead to break the resolutions. This latest attack will be a message sent to President Wani Iga that Murle are not ready for peace with their neighbors and instead, they’re for war.