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Two killed in raid on Jonglei’s Duk County


By John Actually

January 5, 2012 (BOR) — At least two people are reported to have died and two others are still missing in what some suspect is a new attack launched by Murle raiders in Duk County, on Thursday, January 5.

The attack took place a few days after the Murle’s territory in Pibor County was overran by Lou Nuer youth in a mass revenge attack in which over 3,000 were killed according to the commissioner. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan estimate that up to 50,000 people have been displaced.

The new commissioner of Duk County, Elijah Mochnom Wuor, told Sudan Tribune in Bor that his county, especially Duk Payuil, had lost many heads of cattle to Murle raiders who killed two people.

The raiders attacked and seized the cattle which were grazing in the fields at about 1pm local time on Thursday. The fighting between the raiders and the village youth continued till 7pm.

Wuor was unable to provide the number of the looted cattle but promised to release it later.

Most people in the county have no guns; many ran empty-handed after the raiders according to the commissioner.

The Commissioner called upon the government of South Sudan to avail protection to the people of Duk and quickly disarmam the rest of the state.

The youth leader of Duk County, John Tiop Lul condemned the attack and urged the government to intervene in the security situation there.


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  • 7 January 2012 06:40, by dotcom

    I feel that some reporters in South Sudan are contributing alot in tribal animosity. 3000 is an estimate by the Pibor commissioner. update your facts properly John Actually as they contradict what the UN estimated on the ground, which currently stood at hundreds. Thank you

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    • 7 January 2012 14:22, by Waucity

      I hate this reporter..

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      • 7 January 2012 14:34, by Waucity

        They could have been Nuers people too, as they are now return home...Be careful, how difficult is it for our people to not get weapons, I hate this weakness in Bor right now.

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      • 7 January 2012 18:25, by Ahmed Chol

        What mistake did this reporter do? 3000 is the number that is killed in Pibor and he is just repeating that in this report.

        Bor, was disarmed and George Athor did not give them weapons like he did to Lou. Bashir armed Murle and did not armed Bor. Understand the situation before you put blames out.

        The only people to blame are those who disarmed our people and left Murle with arms.

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      • 8 January 2012 10:46, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

        The site is not your bed if you hate the reporter pack your tools and leave the site to the rest who love him

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      • 8 January 2012 11:06, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

        The incident had demoralized the inhabitants of this Payam Duk Payuel is 15Kms East of the Jonglei canal and there are no SPLA and organized forces so this had put the security of the are in comma let ’’JUBA GOVERNMENT’’do something to rescue this alarming insecurity situation in the area

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    • 7 January 2012 15:50, by Marolditapei

      Believe it or not but the attack was carried out by murle soldiers within the SPLA/M so that more tensions for revenge is created

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    • 7 January 2012 17:48, by NUER ONE

      JONGLEI is for killing their brothers dinkas.
      The result of John’s work.that is why he was killed.

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      • 8 January 2012 10:49, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

        @ Nuer one

        The only work that Nuers likes is what is connected to food u provoking the rest of tribes and u are Nuer what do u know????????????? the only ’’Good Nuer is the dead one’’

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  • 7 January 2012 07:06, by Rommel

    This is typical: Sudan Tribune has again muddled the source of its information with regards to the casualty estimates of the Lou Nuer’s latest incursion into Murle territory. The casualty estimates, provided by a local official... have not yet been verified by the UN. The U.N. has not even provided its own estimates.

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  • 7 January 2012 08:49, by Morthon Akol

    comrade Dotco, you are right. these reportes do contributing a lot to all these crisis in the South. Murle tribes, how many are they? if they said that 3000 people are been reported dead and more than 20,000 are been displaced. all Murle are not more than 20,000. please guys we should find a way to end up those crisis inorder to contribute in negative way.

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