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Lawmakers detained in Lakes

Author : | Published: October 26, 2014

Two state members parliament have been arrested for allegedly instigating fighting in Lakes State, the Deputy Governor Santo Domic, has said.

He said Marik Nanga representing Rumbek North County and Makur Buoch representing Rumbek East County were taken for questioning yesterday.

The arrests follow the fighting between youth and the organized forces in Rumbek North County on Friday.

The lawmakers have been reportedly accused of providing support to pastoralist youth since clashes with armed forces in Rumbek North County last week. They denied the allegations.

“Members of CID called the two members of the state parliament for an investigation on some accusations against these MPs,” Mr Domic told Eye Radio.

The wife of Marik Nanga, Treza Nyanawan told Eye Radio that she does not know where her husband is being held.

“Those who took my husband are the security people and they just told me that the husband was taken to a police station and I sked them and why they could not tell me the reason,” she said.

The clashes have left over 50 people dead.

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