Achaak clan’s chief removed

Achaak, one of the Ngok Dinka clans in Abyei Administrative Area have dismissed their chief Ring Makuach Dhel. In a meeting held in Atungdiak club in Agok on Sunday, the community elected Nyuol Ayuel Kuot Kur as the new chief.

A joint statement signed by Achaak clan elders accused Ring of not recognizing them. It says former chief is making agreement with other clans without informing the clan members.

Abyei FM contacted chief Ring Makuach and the head of local government and law enforcement in Abyei Administrative Area, but they declined to comment.