A joint security force was later deployed in Akot Payam after houses and shops were burnt down.
Soldiers are alleged to have seized the cows of the pastoralists demanding community leaders to handover those who killed their colleagues.
“Our aim is that those youth who killed security personnel in Akot military barracks should handover themselves to government and then we can release their cows, “said Marial Amuom.
Meanwhile, the Rumbek Youth Union’s Chairlady in Nairobi said that burning of civilian houses and shops is a crime and should be looked into.
“Those who burnt down civilians houses in Akot Payam had acted in an unlawful way. They should be held accountable.” Awut added that “burning down their mud homes, does that change anything in the government structure.”
She condemned the attack between the pastoralists’ youth and the security forces in Akot Payam of Rumbek East County.