25 Oct 2020


More Than 80 People Suspected Of Murder Related Crimes And cattle Raiding Arrested In Tonj

Authorities in Tonj State have confirmed that at least 81 people suspected of murder related crimes, cattle raiding and those resisting disarmament have been arrested.

More Than 80 People Suspected Of Murder Related Crimes And cattle Raiding Arrested In Tonj
Governor of Tonj State, Akec Tong Aleu. [File Photo]

By Gabriel Mayom

TONJ, 08 June 2016 [Gurtong] - The Governor of Tonj State, Akec Tong Aleu, said that the security situation is calm and everyone is going about their normal business.

He added that a joint security force is still searching for illegal firearms in the remote areas with support from traditional chiefs.

In his visit to Rumbek, the capital of Lakes State, Akec said that inter-State border cattle raiding and poor road connection is affecting businesses in the region of Bahr El Ghazal.

“Our real problem is roads and cattle raiding. We have to disarm those youth and we will upgrade those roads to allow flow of local businesses in the State” said Akec.

He said that those who resisted disarmament inTonj State have been arrested and will appear in front of court.
“We have arrested 81 people. In Tonj South County alone we have arrested 32 people and in Tonj north we arrested 49 people. We suspected those youth of having resistant the disarmament and most of them are suspected for murder crimes related; we will send them to court to correct their mistake.”

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