Lakes Chiefs Meet Over Cattle Raids in Sudan

A cattle herd heading to a cattle camp in Western Bahr el Ghazal State.

The chiefs comprised of Paramount Chiefs, sub-chiefs and Gelweng youth leaders from Rumbek Central, Rumbek East, Cueibet and Rumbek North counties.

Rumbek Central County Commissioner Dut Makoi Kuok, who was also an organiser of the meeting, told Gurtong the meeting had been convened to address the rampant insecurity in the four counties.

He, at the same time, admitted that robbery cases have increased in Lakes State where travelers are attacked along the roads.

“Killing of people and road attacks has become fashion in Lakes State and this is not our culture. Currently, we have over 344 cattle raiding and murder cases pending in court. We seek to deliberate on all those issues and come out with recommendations that we will present to the State Legislative Assembly”, said Kuok.

Lakes State has been hit by acute insecurity prompted by cattle raids.

Upon his election, the new State Governor Engineer Chol Tony Mayay said security would be his priority in his bid to attain development in the state.

The newly- appointed Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement Agencies Mabor Mayen Wol has also echoed the Governor’s sentiments.

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