JUBA – More than 10 trucks loaded with cattle left Nimule on Monday to Jonglei State days after last week’s deadly violence which left more than 23 people dead.
The herders appeal to the government and UN Agencies to provide them with vehicles to transport their cows to Jonglei State.
They promised to relocate all their cattle from Magwi County to Jonglei by the end of July 2022.
Dr. Angok Gordon Kuol, Dinka Bor Community Leader said they have agreed to return home.
“If the presence of this cattle in this area is the reason why South Sudan will not unite then from now onward, we are taking our cattle back home and we will live to see what else will people talk about,” Dr. Kuol said during a meeting between cattle herders and community of Mugali Payam.
The meeting chaired by High-Level security committee aims to curb the insecurity in the area.
Governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong has directed the community of Mugali Payam to offer free passage to pastoralists to return home
Lobong said people of eastern Equatoria are not against Dinka Bor Community but they are against cattle that destroy farmlands.
“Yes, the constitution say any one can live anywhere in this country but is doesn’t say you can drive your livestock with you to destroy people’s gardens,” Lobong said during the meeting in Mugali on Tuesday.
Inspector General of Police, Gen. Majak Akec Malok said investigation will be conducted in order to bring the perpetrators behind killing of 23 people to book.
“We will launch an investigation in order to bring the perpetrators behind this crime to book,” Gen. Akec said.