Armed Groups Will Be Disarmed: Police Boss

The Lakes State Police Commissioner Brigadier Chol Alaak Ajak has said that tough measures have been put in place to deal with the armed groups that are causing insecurity in Cueibet County.

He said that disarmament will be carried out to rid the gangs of illegal weapons.

Brigadier Ajak told Gurtong that there are armed persons in Cueibet County who are escaping the ongoing disarmament, adding that they terrorise the community at night by attacking people and raiding cattle.

“We have been receiving reports of daily brutal night killings by the same gang within Cueibet County. This has left a significant number of the county civilians a fearful lot. These are criminals who need to be wiped out”, said the official.

He further clarified that the gang operates at night by employing what he described as “tactical maneuvers” through avoiding coming face to face with the armed forces involved in disarmament.

“No matter how long it takes, the gang will be disarmed”, affirmed the Police Commissioner.

Brigadier Ajak however, said the general security situation in Lakes State was better now than before, but admitted that few insecurity problems are still being experienced.

He mentioned areas affected by insecurity as Cueibet, Central Rumbek and the areas bordering Lakes and Unity states as the most affected by cattle raids.

Maintaining security in Cueibet County has been a daunting task for the Lakes State Police force.

On Wednesday last week a vehicle belonging the Catholic Church of Don Bosco Mission in Tonj County of Warrap State that was heading to Rumbek returned to Tonj after reported shootings in Cueibet County.

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