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Payam administrator killed by Sudanese militia in N. Bahr El Ghazal State

By Hou Akot Hou

Two people were killed last week in Warguet payam of Aweil East County in Northern Bahr El Gazal State by the Misseriya militia from neighboring Sudan.

William Anyuon Kuol, the Minister of Information in Northern Bahr El Ghazal State said the victims of the attack on Friday included Payam Administrator Santino Akech Angok and his deputy Arol Yai.

Kuol said in an interview with Juba Echo that the incident occurred at 7:00 P.M.

He said this was the second attack following the previous one on Yith-Pabol area in 2022 which left dozens killed.

 “They (Misseriya) annually attack us during the dry season,” said Kuol.

He acknowledged that these incessant attacks are due to the porous border which the state government cannot resolve without the national government in Juba.

“The national government is responsible for the border issues, even last week the President of the Sudan Sovereign Council came to Juba and was received by President Salva Kiir, so we urge our national government to investigate this latest incident,” said Kuol.

Locals in Aweil East County are wary of recurring attacks from the militia due to the undemarcated border separating Sudan and South Sudan.

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