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Radio Don Bosco
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:02
A police man on Saturday accidentally killed one person in Manloor County of Tonj State.
According to Don Bosco Radio, the deceased was driving cattle with his colleagues to Wau for sale before he met his death.
Tonj Minister of information James Ayiek Bath confirms the killing saying it is not intentional.
He explains that cattle keepers did not obey law and orders when police told them to go to Makuok market.
The police deployed by the state government to monitor the movement of cows to other states met them and tried to direct the herders to Makuok market or get a travel permit, he adds.
The cattle owners refused and attacked police with sticks and they started shooting in the air to threaten them, but a bullet killed one of them known as Manyang Akok.
The minister says the murderers are in police custody and investigation is taking place.
He on behalf of the government conveys condolences to the family of the late Manyak Akok.
Bath points out that police were not commanded to shoot but to arrest those taking cows to Wau without approval letter from the area.
The culprits say they were trying to defend themselves from civilians who wanted to beat them with sticks.
Don Bosco Radio could not get one of the survivors for comments.

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