11 killed in several attacks, cattle raids in Nyirol County

At least eleven people, including two attackers, have been killed and four others wounded during a series of attacks and cattle raids in Jonglei State’s Nyirol County in the last four days, raising serious concerns about security and stability in the region.

James Bol Makuey, the Nyirol County Commissioner, told Radio Tamazuj that some of the victims were ambushed along the Chuil Road which runs from Sobat River. Two women sustained gunshot wounds during these violent encounters.

“Right from 15 up to 19 June, this morning, several attacks have been carried out in different payams here in Nyirol County. All the wounded people are under treatment at the MSF Hospital in Lankien,” he said. “We are wondering if this is how we will be continuing because a lot of peace initiatives have been carried out between Jonglei State and Graeter Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) but there is no sign of the peace agreements materializing.”

Commissioner Bol added: “Returnees from Malakal were attacked in Pulturuk Payam and three children aged five to seven were abducted.”

The official emphasized that the attacks pose a significant threat to the implementation of the 2021 Pierri Peace Agreement which resolved to foster peace and reconciliation among the Murle, Lou, Gawaar Nuer, and Dinka communities.

The situation remains tense, and authorities are closely monitoring developments in the area.

Efforts to reach Oleyo Akuer Nyaluth, the GPAA information minister, for comment were not successful as his phone went unanswered.