Over 300 cows stolen in Lilibok County
By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon
At least 300 cows have been reportedly stolen from a cattle camp in Lilibok County of Boma State on Monday, said an official.
John Kaka, Boma State Information Minister told Juba Monitor on Wednesday that the cows were stolen from Lilibok’s Jaryak cattle camp.
According to Kaka, the stolen cows belonged to one of the herdsmen in the area.
The authorities suspected armed youth from Akobo state to be behind the cattle raid.
“The stolen cows belong to a herdman who is called Mr. Logocho Biporoz. But we suspected a group of youth from Akobo’s Burmath area. They were reported to have involved in the incident,” Information Minister Kaka claimed.
He reiterated that the group of local youth from his area tried to pursue the hoof marks of the cattle for the last two days but did not recover the animals.
Kaka called on the authorities in Akobo State to help them in returning those stolen cows, adding that such incidence may deter the prevailing peace between the two states.
Attempts to reach the Akobo state authorities for comment were futile by the press time as the information minister was not available online.