Juba, South Sudan,
June 30, 2021 – At least four people including a policeman have been killed in Yirol West of troubled Lakes State according to reliable sources.
The authorities in Yirol West said the three civilians along with a policeman were killed in two separate incidents involving revenge attacks.
Nyamilepedia was informed that one person was also injured on Tuesday’s incidents in a place called Aluak-luak Payam.
Speaking to the media, a policeman who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media said the first incident occurred in the Mapordit area and the other one happened along the road linking to Aluak-luak.
The police killed has been identified as Laat while the other victims were not identified by the time of writing.
Lakes State police Spokesperson, Elijah Mabor said the information relayed to the law enforcement agency entails that the victims were have fallen prey to revenge attacks.
“According to the information from a reliable source, we have been told that the attack was an act of revenge for somebody who got killed earlier at the place called Padai in Rumbek East County,” Mr. Mabor said.
Lakes State has become one of the hotspots of violence, revenge killings, and attacks. In May, a cleric was shot in both legs and airlifted for treatment in Nairobi, Kenya.
The insecurity in the State is being fueled by cattle raids and revenge killings.
Two weeks ago, last two ago, the newly-appointed governor of Lakes State Riny Tueny said his administration will not tolerate any act that undermines the security and well-being of citizens, adding that he implemented a law that would punish both political and military leaders found guilty of inciting violence among communities members. It is yet to take effect.