Philip Thon Nyok, an MP representing Bor Town. [Gurtong | Jacob Achiek Jok]
By Jacob Achiek Jok
BOR, 13 October 2012 [Gurtong] - "At about 5pm, a group of armed raiders suspected to be from Murle ethnic tribes shot two people dead at Thian-wei village, five kilometres away from Anyidi center and made a way with cattle before South Sudan Peace Restoring forces at Thian-wei rescued them," said Philip Thon Nyok, an MP representing Bor Town.
“Murle criminals killed two people at Thian-wei”, he said.
The victims, identified as Wech Ayom Jok and Wal Gai Ayuel were herding their cattle in bush not far from the village.
One of the youth leaders in Bor County, Philip Thon Ayuen told Gurtong that the government which disarmed people in Bor should quickly responds to mistakes done by criminals against Murle but it is too slow to response to their complaints.
He said Anyidi has suffered raiders who looted more than 60 heads of cattle in September and nothing has been done by the government.
Ayuen said he had informed United Nations Mission in South Sudan to move with him to the village to see the bodies before burial on today.
Attempts to reach both commissioners of Bor and Pibor counties were unsuccessful due to poor network connectivity on Friday evening.
No animal was stolen by the raiders as all the cattle, estimated to be about 10 were recovered.
Jonglei State government has been trying to put efforts in place to recover the raided cattle back to their owners but the efforts have been hampered by the rebel activities in parts of Pibor County.