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Armed youth from Pigi county launched attacks on Fangak country, killed at least three people

Nov 14, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — On Thursday, heavily armed youths from Pigi County launched attacks on several villages in Fangak County killing three people.

Youth from Fangak county during a traditional dance in Old Fangak(Photo credit: courtesy/The Guardian)
Youth from Fangak county during a traditional dance in Old Fangak(Photo credit: courtesy/The Guardian)

According to opposition’s Director General for Information in New Fangak, Nhial Keak Kong, the youths attacked Phom El Zeraf, the headquarters of Fangak County area at 9:30 PM on Thursday evening.

“I am hereby informing the leadership of SPLM.A.IO in Phow Area, Jonglei  State Government and citizens of South Sudan through the media outlets that, yesterday the Pigi County Armed youths have come and attacked Phom El zeraf ( Hq) of Fangak County area at 9: 30 pm. In that incident three people have been killed one young man,  two women and one small child sustained injuries in the village called Tuongdiok.” Nhial said.

Nhial added that the armed youths burned some houses in a nearby village and escaped with 200 cattle.

“In yesterday night’s attack they also burned down some houses to ashes in Wuntur village, just 2 kilometres away from New Fangak HQs. The Armed youth also seized 100 heads of cattle in a different call Door village,” he said.

The deceased were identified as Reath Gatkuoth kueth, Nyangoang patoat, Nyawura thoat and Nyakuar Gatdit Kom was wounded.

The local authorities believe that these attacks were carried out by youth from Pigi County.

“Those steps were done by Pigi County armed youth under the command of caretaker commissioner Gatwich Puot Gatdang who declared through Radio last week, to fight people of Fangak County,” he said.

This is the second attack to be carried out by the armed Pigi youths as last week they had invaded the county and killed 10 other people in different villages.

The local opposition spokesperson called on the government to look into this looming conflict otherwise New Fangak will be forced to defend its position to protect the civilians under these multiple deadly attacks carried out by Pigi armed youths.

“So we informing South Sudan leadership to immediately look into this looming conflict otherwise New Fangak will defense its position to protect the civilians under these multiple deadly attacks carried out by Pigi Armed youths.” Nhial added.

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