Lakes State authorities has denied report of five people killed at Mayath payam in Cueibet over the weekend. Some media reported that five traders were killed, and 75 cows raided in the area on Saturday.
Zachariah Mameber Thokagor is the secretary general of Cueibet County in Lakes state. He said the report of five people killed is not accurate.
He told Mingakaman FM, in Awerial that cattle traders were ambushed at Mayath, which resulted into 75 cattle looted and one of the herder injured.
Mamer said they are searching for the suspects to bring them to book and recover the looted cattle.
“The report of people killed is not true. No one died. only one person was injured, five cows killed in crossfire, and 76 cows raided” said Mamer
One of the traders who fell in the ambush Goi Ghai Goi also said none of his colleagues killed during the attack.
Goi said one of his colleague who was injured is now receiving treatment in the hospital in Rumbek.
Adding the other four members are now in Cueibet to follow up on the raided cattle.
He said they were moving as a team of traders from different states that include Jonglei, Lakes, and Warrap plus government soldiers who were escorting us, but no one is dead in the incident, “said Goi.
Many traders use the road from Wau to Juba for a better market to sell their cattle.