The Kelangboor communities of Tennet, Murle, Didinga, and Laarim have condemned the recent deadly attack on Kapoeta North County of Eastern Equatoria state.
Last week, at least 60 people were killed and 55 others wounded when armed cattle raiders attacked Lokoromai cattle camp. The attackers believed to by from Budi County and neighboring Pibor Administrative Area also stole nearly 15,000 herds of cattle belonging to Najje and Chumakori Payams.
In a joint press conference in Juba on Friday, the Kelangboor community leaders castigated the criminals and called for their arrest.
“The communities of Tennet, Murle, Didinga, and Laarim condemn in strongest terms the act committed by the suspected raiders and criminals from the above mentioned communities. We kelangboor community does not condone such barbaric acts,” Angelo NYabanga, chairperson of Budi community in Juba read the statement on behalf of the group.
“We therefore, call upon the authorities from the two sisterly states of (EES and GPAA) to investigate the issue and bring the perpetrators to book as per the laws of South Sudan.”
The community leaders also urged the Commissioner of Kapoeta North County, Emmanuel Epone Lolimo not to generalize the suspected communities of the attackers but work with fellow leaders to apprehend the criminals.
“The Commissioner should have coordinated with his counterparts to find the fact because the raiders are criminals who are not sent by their respective communities,” the statement read.