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Two people wounded, hundreds of cattle stolen in Biemnhom County

Two people wounded, hundreds of cattle stolen in Biemnhom County
Armed cattle herder. Courtesy image

Two people have reportedly been wounded in a cattle-raiding incident in Biemnhom County of Ruweng Administrative Area over the weekend.

Authorities say over four hundred cattle have also been stolen by the unknown armed raiders.

According to the area commissioner, the armed men attacked unsuspecting herders at an animals grazing site in Biemnhom. Simon Bol Mayik told Mayardit FM that 70 cows were recovered on Monday by the youth.

He advised cattle keepers to be vigilant while herding their cows.

“If there is something affecting you then the government will help you [but] I am telling cattle owners to take care of your cows at daytime and night, go in groups to the grassland as you are herding – so that you can defend your cattle,” he said.

Authorities say there are groups of elusive armed cattle rustlers along the boundaries of Ruweng, Unity and Warrap states. They continue to kill and raid unabated.