BOR — A senior government official was waylaid and killed near his house by armed bandits in the Wikol area of Uror County, Jonglei State on Saturday, officials said, Radio Tamazuj reports.
“The incident took place on Saturday at 3 pm. The deceased Gatjang Bol Kuanen was killed near his house while on his way back. Until his death, Gatjang was the administrator for Wikol Payam,” Tang Chatim, Uror County Commissioner, told Radio Tamazuj.
Chatim claimed the killing was carried out by suspected cattle raiders.
For his part, Lt. Col. Gatbel Machar, a county police inspector said no one was arrested but that the attackers were identified as cattle raiders because one of them was killed during a fire exchange with the community of the deceased administrator.