BENTIU — At least four suspected criminals have been arrested in Leer County of South Sudan’s Unity state over last Wednesday’s killing in which a man was shot dead as revenge, Radio Tamazuj reports.
Leer County Commissioner Stephen Taker Riak who was governor of the defunct Southern Liech state said the four unidentified men were involved in the killing of the man nicknamed as Nyandok Gatluak to avenge the killing of their family member.
“We have arrested four suspects from that family and they are in custody for investigation with security forces. We are working here to make sure such a thing should not happen again in the community,” Taker said.
Unity State information minister, Hon Gabriel Makuei Bol, confirmed the arrests and said the authorities have launched a manhunt for the culprit.
In related news, Gabriel said, 35 cattle were recovered after a cattle raid in Panyijiar county where about 45 cattle were stolen. No one was killed in the raid, he revealed.
He added that some suspected have been arrested over the raid.
“The county authorities under the leadership of the commissioner of Panyijiar county Gabriel Machiek Bol has struggled to apprehend those criminals and the cows and they have caught some criminals and they have collected 38 cows. Only seven of the 45 cows have not been recovered,” he added.