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Cattle-related insecurities displace hundreds to Mundri East

Author: Baria Johnson | Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Herds of cattle leaving camp (Photo: Courtesy).

The commissioner of Mundri East County in Western Equatoria State said the area has received hundreds of civilians allegedly displaced by roaming cattle keepers in neighboring Wondruba Payam.

Commissioner Margaret Fozia said the 890 IDPs fled an attack by cattle keepers in Juba County on Sunday.

They are currently settled in Wittoh Payam of Mundri East County.

Fozia said the local authorities managed to find a space for the IDPs after they occupied schools and churches since their arrival.

“The day before yesterday, there was an attack by the cattle keepers on the Nagwbara community of Lainya County and these people were displaced to Witto Payam, Mariba Boma of Mundri East.”

“This morning I sent the security personnel, and chief administrators to find their space because yesterday they were in schools and churches.”

Fozia said more IDPs are expected to arrive in the area and warned of limited service and basic infrastructures in the area.

“With one borehole in this boma that means there will be high issues of sanitation, very serious hygiene issues. There could be health problems because these people are very many.”

“And by the end of the day, we might have like five hundred, so it requires serious attention from the government.”

When contacted, the commissioner of Lainya said there was no such incident and the county is peaceful.

According to him, the area where the incident is reported does not fall under the county, but Wonduruba Payam of Juba County.

Editor’s Note:

Mundri East Commissioner later rectified this information, saying the incident occurred at Dolo Payam of Juba County.


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