In Lakes State, the police have reported four of its officers killed and six sustained gunshot injuries in a new cattle raid incident.
The fighting occurred at Yirol West County on Tuesday morning; no suspect arrested so far.
Police spokesperson Capt. Elijah Mabior said suspected arm cattle raiders from Rumbek East stormed Majama cattle at Yirol West County, raiding unknown livestock numbers. But police promised to recover cattle looted during the attack.
He stated that casualties among the attackers and the cattle owners are unknown.
Cattle raiding occurred on the day State governor Hon. Makur Kulang launched his peace campaign in greater Yirol Counties on Monday.
“We received information about cattle raiding yesterday in Yirol west County. Police officers were sent to recover the livestock, but unfortunately, they fall under attack from unknown arms groups.”
Three officers were killed on the spot, and one policeman died a short while ago—the wounded policemen, including the head of the mission. So, officers return without cattle recovered.”
The police spokesman further says wounded officers are treated at Mapourdit hospital.
Yirol West County Executive Director James Dhour has confirmed the cattle raiding but says he did not have comprehensive information.