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Akobo - 7 Mar 2018

Policeman killed in attack in Akobo State

A policeman was shot and killed while his colleague sustained injuries after an attack by a group of criminals in Alali County in Akobo State on Sunday, a local official said.

The policeman killed was identified as Ochang Nyigua.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, Akobo’s Minister of Information Peter Gatkuoth Makuach said gunmen had launched an attack on civilians in Alali County, killing a policeman and wounding another.

He pointed out that the police also killed one of the attackers after clashes in the area, while accusing a group from the Murle tribe of involvement in the incident in an attempt to obstruct movements of citizens in the state.

Boma officials could not immediately be reached for comment.