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Yambio butchers beat mayoress into comma

Authors: Charles Wote | | Published: Friday, February 8, 2019

A section of Yambio Town | Credit | Unknown

Angry butchers have beaten the mayoress of Yambio Municipality after introducing new rules on safety of the meat in the market, state minister of information has said.

Gbudue state information minister, Hussein Enocka said the mayoress, Judith Ruben was attacked by butchers after introducing new safety rules.

Municipality officials, members of the state chamber of commerce and butchers were in attendance.

“Some butchers decided to walk out….but came back with pangas (machetes) and sticks after some minuets,” Hussein Enocka told Eye Radio Friday.

“When they came in, they started beating her Lordship the Mayoress within the chamber of commerce.”

Some unnamed officials of the chamber of commerce were also reportedly assaulted by the butchers.

Enocka said the mayoress was later rushed to a hospital on a motorcycle.

He said no arrest has been made so far but “all those who beat [her] are going to be arrested”.

Judith Ruben was appointed the mayoress of Yambio Municipality last year, replacing Singira Robert.

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