BREAKING: Armed Murle Youth Attack Lou-Nuer, At Least 30 People Killed
Feb 2, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from South Sudan’s Bieh State confirmed that at least 30 people, mostly civilians, were killed on February 1st during an attack in Nyirol County.
The attackers, who are believe to be Murle youth, attacked Puokbor and Nyaal Cattle Camps at around 11pm on February 1st, 2018.
At least 27 people, mostly women and children, were killed and cattle were raided but local residents confirmed that all cattle were later recovered by the White Army.
“The attack lasted for 2 hours as the local youth ( white army) fought back in self – defence. As the results of the punitive offensive, 27 + people died amongst them; children, old ages, women. Several others sustained severe wounded.” Reads part of a report extended to Sirir Gabriel, who speaks on behave of the local Lou-Nuer population.
“This act is condemn in the strongest word possible although we know it is not the first, second or the third time when Lou Nuer experiences such an uncalled-for provocations from thoses few disgruntled raiders from Murle tribe.” Sirir continued.
Sirir reiterates that within the last two days the same Killing happened in Akoba West when the entire village was raided and destroyed – leaving behind copse of one woman and seven children were abducted.
“Moreover, dozen of cattle were looted but later on recovered by the mighty white Army.” Sirir said.
These attacks came two weeks after the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, led a government team into Lou-Nuer area.
Taban has been accused of organizing Murle youth and government troops to attack Lou-Nuer areas with intention to weaken SPLM/A-IO strongholds in Bieh State.
A few days after his return from Lou-Nuer, President Kiir appointed Lt. Gen. David Yau Yau as the governor of Boma state.
At the time of this writing both the government and the armed opposition, SPLM/A-IO, were yet to respond to these incidents of attacks in Lou-Nuer.