Raiders kill two in Twic East

Authorities in Twic East County, Jonglei State, have confirmed that a cattle-related attack has left two people dead, and 10 others injured.

The raiders, whom the local officials believe came from the neighboring Greater Pibor Administrative Area, also drove away more than a thousand heads of cattle.

The incident took place on Tuesday at 4pm  at Boralei grazing field.

This is the second attack in the area this month after the communities in the greater Jonglei, namely: Nuer, Dinka, Anyuak and Murle conducted a peace conference in Ayod.

The first attack in the state occurred at Baidit Payam where three residents were killed by four raiders from Pibor. Two of the victims were a father and son.

Twic East County Commissioner Jacob Chol Tor blames Pibor for not honoring the peace deal.

“We have not spent many days since we embarked on peace conference. These frequent attacks amidst the peace deal do not define what we have discussed,” Chol told Mingkaman FM.

“No one knew that this would happen, and it happened. I will not say much but Pibor should show more commitment to enabling peaceful coexistence.”

The injured persons are receiving treatments at Panyagoor hospital, awaiting referral to Bor for specialized medication.

The youth in Jonglei State and Greater Pibor Administrative Area have been engaged in revenge killing, child abduction, and road ambushes for the years.

In October, a two-day peace conference between Dinka Bor and Murle communities concluded, with a recommitment to a forceful disarmament of youth.

However, the recommendation is yet to be realized.