Two people killed in Abyei’s Akec-nhial village

Akec-Nhial bridge | Credit: Chol Ayiik Chol | AIRS 2022

 

Unknown gunmen killed two people and injured one person in Akec-nhial in Alal county of Abyei Administrative area on Thursday.

The security advisor in Abyei Kelak Kon Lual said the incident occurred at around 1:00 am. According to Lual, seven unknown armed men opened fire killing one person instantly.

The second victim later passed on at MSF hospital. According to local authorities the armed men shot at people when they were stopped at the bridge. Lual says the assailants ran away but they are being pursued.