Authorities in Kapoeta North County of Eastern Equatoria state have recovered and handed over 28 animals raided from Lafon County.
The animals were stolen last year.
Among the animals recovered are 9 calves out of 27 stolen, and 19 goats out of 33 that were stolen.
Kapoeta North County Commissioner Emmanuel Lolimo Epone the animals were recovered through the efforts of traditional leaders.
“This is the commitment from the County authority with support of the traditional leaders, and community elders. We are still committed…so that raided cattle from other neighboring communities are returned and to ensure Kapoeta North County is guided by law and order,” he said.
Commissioner Lolimo appealed to the neighboring communities to avoid cattle raiding and live in peace.
For his part, the Commissioner of Lafon County, Ukuch Magisto Kowari commended Kapoeta North leaders for their cooperation and gesture.
“I appreciate the authority for Kapoeta North County for the peace co-existence between Lafon County and Kapoeta North. It is not easy to recover raided cattle from the raiders if it were not for the commitment of my counterpart Hon. Emmmunuel Lolimo. I need to appreciate him as well as the local chief who cooperated with the government in the return of the animals.”