More than 260 herds of cattle raided in Kol-Bol and Minyang villages in Abyei Administrative Area

One of the cattle camps in Abyei Administrative Area pictured in 2019 | Credit: Martin Deng Kuol | AIRS 2020

More than 80 herds of cattle were raided in Kol-Bol village South Abyei town on Monday. Chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Area, Kuol Alor Kuol confirmed to Abyei FM.

According to eye witness the raiders were armed men from Misseriya and Dinka. No one was hurt in the raid.

Community Police spokesman in Abyei town Kat Mading Luat says none of the assailants was arrested.

In a separate incident, 189 herds of cattle were stolen in Minyang Anyiel village South of Abyei town on the same day. Commisioner of Alal County, Akuei Akon Wel told Abyei FM  72 herds of the raided livestock were recovered.

He claimed that the raiders were Misseriya armed men and their allies from Dinka. The commissioner said the raiders went north of Abyei town as shown in their footprints

In March about 20 herds of cattle were stolen in this village but were later recovered by the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei. Similar raids have also taken place in other parts of Abyei.

In May, men suspected of being from unity state raided 520 herds of cattle in Malual Reba village in Rumamer County.