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TWIC CENTRE - 21 Feb 2018

Twic Centre County authorities concerned over insecurity

Authorities in Twic Centre County of South Sudan’s Jonglei State say the security situation in the area is deteriorating due to frequent cattle raids and killings in the county.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, Dau Akoi Jurkuch, Twic Centre County commissioner said two women were killed and 87 cattle stolen in separate attacks since February 16 allegedly by youth from neighboring Boma State.

“Yesterday (Monday), one person was killed in the outskirt of Wangole while collecting thatch grass. Another person was also killed in a similar incident on Friday last week. While on February 17, those criminals attacked Tong cattle camp and went away with 87 herds of cattle,” he said.

Commissioner Dau pointed out that the attackers moved towards Boma State after overpowering local youths and urged Boma state government to retrieve and return back the stolen cattle.

Radio Tamazuj could not immediately reach Boma officials for comment.