Lawmakers demand probe into killing of 5 farmers Lainya County
Members of parliament representing Lainya County of Central Equatoria State in the transitional parliament on Monday demanded an investigation into the killing of five farmers in Wuji Payam of Lainya County on Saturday.
JUBA, MARCH 6, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – Members of parliament representing Lainya County of Central Equatoria State in the transitional parliament on Monday demanded an investigation into the killing of five farmers in Wuji Payam of Lainya County on Saturday.
On 4th March 2023, suspected cattle herders from Bor went on rampart shooting at Limuro Trading Center in Wuji Payam of Lainya County, killing 5 people including the head teacher of Limuro Primary School and 9 others sustained injuries.
Speaking to reporters on Monday in Juba, Dusman Joyce James, a lawmaker representing Lainya County at the national parliament called on the government to investigate and prosecute suspected perpetrators behind the Lainya County killings.
“We demand an immediate and full investigation on these incidences of killing and the outcome should be made public,” Dusman said.
Dusman called on state authorities to immediately evacuate the cattle herder from Lainya County.
“We demand the immediate removal of all armed cattle herders from territories of Lainya County in particular and Central Equatoria in general,” she said.
She called on humanitarian actors to provide aid to displaced persons.
“We request the government and humanitarian partners to intervene and provide humanitarian support for the needy people in Limuro and other places of Lainya County affected by the influx of cattle armed herders,” she said.
David Meta Zachariah, Chairman of Wuji Payam Community in Lainya County disclosed over 300 households have been forced out of their homes.
“We have so far 300 households displaced and still the number is increasing because security on the ground is not stable yet,” said Meta.
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