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Fields lay idle as LRA slayings continue around Yambio


May 8, 2009 (LONDON) — Forces of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are suspected in the death of three men in separate incidents over just two days, as refugees continue to shelter in Yambio town, the capital of Western Equatoria State (WES).

The first attack occurred early Thursday at dawn at Nayure near Yambio-Sakure road, leaving Raphael Wasiro dead at his homestead. He was shot in the neck before being beaten in the head with machetes and wooden clubs. The body of late Mr. Wasiro has now been recovered to Yambio where there is was mourning Thursday and burial Friday, according to a witness.

Also on Thursday around 6 pm, a man called Isaac was killed when he tried to go and check on his deserted house in Bureangburu village. It is a village from which many people had fled when LRA attacked last on Tuesday, abducting a man and his wife though losing one LRA when chased by local defenders. The man’s family, said to number up to ten, had not all fled together to Yambio but were hiding in nearby bushes.

Apparently he was attempting to return to check on his chickens so that he could lock them in their hatch, when he was ambushed by LRA rebels who had taken positions around his house. He was attacked and shot dead immediately. His body was recovered to Yambio this morning and relatives gathered for mourning him in Malakia residential area.

In another attack blamed on the LRA, a teacher at Lutheran Primary School named Mr. Kazimiro was also killed in Bawoyo village which about 8 miles from Yambio. His body has been recovered and brought to Yambio and he is being mourned in the ECS residential area of Tiimbiro.

“In other cases a lot of people have told stories also how they evaded deaths at the hands of LRA and they had to flee to Yambio for safety,” said Charles Kisanga, a leader of the region’s Azande community living in the United Kingdom.

Citing a source in one local defense group, which are known as "arrow boys," Kisanga said that LRA were not only making such attacks in villages but have also adopted a calculated policy meant to disrupt Azande life as well as life in the whole of Western Equatoria. “Abandoned cultivation fields in the deserted villages have been destroyed by LRA rebels all over. They seem to go into the villages and plug away all the cultivated maize, groundnuts and pumpkins among some of the best stable food for citizens of Western Equatoria state,” he said.

The WES minister of local government and law enforcement, Col. Samuel Bati, told Kisanga on Friday evening that “things are very bad and grave all over WES,” voicing fear that many more unreported deaths are occurring in distant villages at the hands of LRA. He reported that LRA activities had intensified all the way to Tambura town along the border areas facing DR Congo.

Western Equatoria never developed large militias to the extent seen in some other southern states, which means that the current local defence groups are inadequately equipped to hunt the LRA guerrillas. Col. Bati said that he had mobilized hundreds of “arrow boys” for the defence of people and villages but nobody provided them with guns and ammunition. The local official noted additionally the need for training and logistics support.

Thus Kisanga appealed to Uganda and neighbouring Central Equatoria State to send arms and ammunition to the forces. “Here I’m appealing personally to Governor Clement Wani as a former friend,” said the Azande leader.

Vowing to soon head to Yambio to rally political will to wage war against the LRA, Kisanga also appealed also to the international NGOs to bring in relief supplies such as tents, blankets, food items and medicines for the displaced who continued to stream to the main towns in Western Equatoria and are all sleeping in the open.


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  • 9 May 2009 04:16, by Joseph lago

    my condolese to equatorian families who lost their love one but people!,i always laugh at equatorian for being so coward when it come to outside enemies like LRA and NCP but when it come to our issues as southern sudanese, equatorian love to hate and kill their own brother like Dinka of which they didn’t see themselve as enemies to equatorian.

    before peace agreement was signed, equatorian used to suport LRA in both arms and well trained army to fight against SPLM/A but now there is no further relationship that exists.

    again at the moment, equatorian still suport NCP, 80% of equatoria population on the side of Arab but later on southern sudan will finally seperated from old sudan and Arab will definitely turn against equatorian.

    it is time to change negative attitude towards your brother and unite as one so that people can fight for common enemies and prosperity of the country.


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    • 9 May 2009 09:17, by AUGUSTINO DENG

      Hey Mr Joseph Lago,

      I’m really very delightful about your article. In fact, people are not the same in their ideologies. There is a saying said that if 99% of the people are bad, then 1% amongst those 99% can tell the truth. So, you are the prominent truth teller man in Equatoria region. There are some people especially in Equatoria that don’t even know what is going on in Southern Sudan. Their thought is always about Dinkas, but I don’t see the reason why Dinkas become an enemy to the people in Southern Sudan. Mr Joseph Lago, you tell the truth. Some Equatorian people like Mr Logic Boy,he doesn’t no what he is doing.

      It is true that Arabs are not playing at all and if we show differences amongst ourselves by saying this is Dinka man, Equatorian man, Nuer man, Shilluk man and so forth, then we will not have values to ourselves and therefore, Arabs can kill us one by one. So it is better to united ourselves instead of kneeling ourselves down for just only matter of hatres. I recommanded you if you have chance, please advice Mr Logic Boy because he is beyond to the point of politic.

      The massacre occuring in Yambio is not something good that Southerners can enjoy it, but the only people who can enjoy that incident are only the Arabs because they are our enemies. Second, no nobody knows that maybe the LRA of Joseph Konyi is sponsored by the Khartoum Government in order to fight the SPLM/SPLA. Mr Joseph Lago, I really agree with you that Arabs are looking for the way by which Southerners Sudanese should fight amongst themselves so that they can have no power to prevail in their attempt to capsize down the Khartoum Government authority.

      That is why Arabs tried it very hard in order to carry their political propaganda to other tribes in Southern Sudan. Like you said that 80% of Equatorian people are supporting NCP. That is the way how Arabs bribed people so that they can have hatres amongst themselves and as a result, their unity will fall apart and Arabs take advantages and defeated us. Joseph Lago, I’m very pleased about your comment and I do really appreciate it very much more than other things that I do appreciate. Your point is very transparent and I know that you are the hero to our belove country so call Sudan. A hero person can’t be fear of telling the truth nor taking a side. Lastly, I suggested such kind of person like you to run for an election as a candidate because you doesn’t fear of any atrocities a head of you. You are the hero and hero!!!. Keep up and think deeply about your belove country Sudan.

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    • 9 May 2009 14:15, by pata mike

      As i stated some weeks ago, it would be very difficult for the self defence groups to defeat the LRA. First of all the LRA swells its ranks through abductions and it is not strange to reveal that some memebers of the self defence groups are LRA themselves. Secondly the LRA intelligence system and process outmatches that of all armies in the region. Another reason is that the SPLA is no longer interested in fighting against the LRA

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    • 9 May 2009 18:30, by nyanya1

      Dear Joseph Lago,

      You are very stupid anough to write this artcle using your real name, and I understand that it is the same brain of your died father Lago who sold him self to arabs,in which we decleared him a died man in Equatoria.

      And to you fello Dinkas let me be very clear to you all, the hatret you say about Equatorians was all from you remember earlier 90s how equatorian help you when you were running from war to equatoria we helped you with free food and acomondation and very many things in equatoria and also join splm with one heart fiting for our country the Nuba people started telling us about you and that was the reason they left war and went back to their home state, and also think about your conflict with Nuer,therefore we equatorians thought we trust each other and work together like one south but your behavears changed everything, that created division in the splm it self because of your saying this war is your war when you come to power you will dominate the government and we can see now, can you really remember what you did to equatorians? collecting people’s things by force, collecting people’s plot now in Juba by force, if you don’t change your behavears now splm/A will remain dinka part after the referendom, Equatorians does not hate you because you are dinka but your behavears is creating all this trible conflicts because you want everything for you dinkas only, we are excited to hear you that will take the capital of south from Juba to somewhere, and am telling you no one in equatoria wants to live with you because of your behavears and becuase of what you have created in Juba now, you can even remove your died man Garang to your capital where ever you will put, it is the referendom uniting us for the mean time.

      thank you all

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      • 9 May 2009 23:25, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Hey Mr Nyanya1,

        Don’t ever blame Mr Joseph Lago. He is telling the truth. Because You are just only a "wetlock child" who was ironically grow up with no sense of humanity, that is why you have a low judgement and fail to distinguished or analyzed the reality from senseless things. I have never heard a person saying the truth like Mr Joseph Lago from Equatoria region. It is true and true that most of the Equatorian people are really been baffled by the Arabs influences and that is true. I can’t blame Mr Joseph Lago because he see that what people of Equatorian are doing is of no significant values especially to the Equatorian people themselves and that is why he point out such strong comment to Equatorian people who are serving on wrong figure. I know that Joseph Lago’s comment is affecting your mood and that is why you yield to him unhappily and spreading some vicious propanity abusive words. Though, I know that it is not you alone being steered up by this comment, but some other Equatorian people are mad about this Joseph Lago’s statement because it is true indeed.

        Second, you said that the Equatorian people help Dinkas with foods and accommodated Dinkas people too. What kind of good foods do Equatorian people have in Equatoria region for which Dinkas people can feed on it? The only foods that I know are eaten in Equatoria region are dog meats, snakes meats, cat meats, monkey meats, mice meats, squirell meats and birds such as vultures and army worms. So if you mentioned that Equatorian people help Dinkas with foods, then those kind of foods are not eaten by Dinkas people and therefore, I don’t really understand what kind of foods do Equatorian people give to Dinkas in order to feed on. I know that you are deeply lying. To be honest with you Mr Nyanya1, those kind of foods are really eaten by Equatorian people and that is why you are called "DOR PEOPLE".

        Mr Nyanya1 and your Logic Boy, you are all powerful by the words of mouth, but in reality you don’t know that you are all subsiding down the Equatorian heritage. SHAME ON YOU ALL AND MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS SOMEWHERE!!!!!!. YOU ARE FULL OF LIES AND LIES!!!!!.

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    • 10 May 2009 02:07, by julius mowanga

      Yes Nyan di,it’s Dinka’s Dominant mentality,that causes all the chaos in South-Sudan.Me personally married a Dinka-Bor Lady and residing in Damazin,Blue Nile State...so i know very well Dinka’s arrogance,and very familliar with what noarrow minded dinkas,when they refer to South-Sudan as their own barn.I don’t give a damn about what you personally,or your backwoard fellow tribemen,think about Equatorians or Jallabas,but not Azande people.At the end,this region of Sudan is belong to all inhabitant ehnicities,tribes,clans and non-Southerners as well.If you don’t like it;suck your cows for more ignorancy.

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  • 9 May 2009 06:00, by ayuairech

    I hope they KILL(Logic boy)hooo my god that will be good news because there will be no conflict again on the net.

    or what Do you think Sudanese?

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  • 9 May 2009 06:06, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    I think those LRA should be investigated properly, because I know that those mad dinkas are currently looking for place due to the seriousness of nuer and murle toward them. Therefore, I have to send a especial investigator people from the three twin parts of Central E.S, Eastern E.S and Western E.S to find the truth whether those people are real LRA or those idiots of junglese are trying to occupy that land for their own safety from murle and nuer. It is unbelievable that the lost of lives in WES has been ignored by both local and dinkas GOSS, in Equatoria we valued each other because we are not in jungle place where killing is the daily biasis.

    Am sorry to my fellow people particular the ruined area of WES. It is now a slaugtering zone. In my expression at this time that, if the truth is found to be dinkas killing my people, I strongly recommand that ERM must emerge to take courage of saving the WES lives. Equatorians liberate dinkas from been sexual abuse, raped, torture and enslave by arabs and now they are doing crazy things behind us. Stealing, murdering, raping, torturing of local Equatorians at night. You hope they kill Logic and I hope ERM emerged sooner.


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    • 9 May 2009 08:06, by TG

      The Equatorian Rebels Movement will not be aloud to exercise their freedom of speech in ways of hate and encouragement of Tribalism in southern Sudan, this are the same boys and girls roaming the street of Juba killing and stealing from their own people. My condemnation goes to the so called Logic fool and his ERM, I encourage a crack down on this young up sent minded boys probably under the influence of some drugs, make them join the SPLA army were discipline is the army’s common motto, and teach them how to use guerrilla waged war to help them defeat the so called Tong Tong AKA Joseph kony, Don’t waste ur time insulting Dinkas, their defiance will keep them in power until the logic sense becomes the illogic nonsense.

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    • 9 May 2009 11:04, by Wudut

      Dear Logic:
      LRA will also kill you like your others colleagues in WES. next time it will be Bodo village where you always hiding yourself.You are coward people and LRA will still on your neck even if you hide your self in kabirra.continue your mourning there.

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      • 9 May 2009 14:27, by pata mike

        Mr Logic would do worse than those committing massacres. Mr Logic may even become the Dinka genocide criminal using poisonous arrows and malicious propaganda. I understand you have already resolved to commit massacres

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        • 9 May 2009 21:51, by Allaman Ikoilaman

          Logic boy is the winner and he will continue disorganizing those whom he hates and those who hate him. I don’t see any reason of hating Logic boy when he can steer up the forum till others loss direction and become illogical than Logic Boy. Bravo Logic Boy, sloughter those bogus, corrupt evils.

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          • 9 May 2009 23:35, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            He is a winner in your homeland, but not in Dinkas land. If you think that Logic Boy is serving some significant aspiration on you, than not everybody can go in that way you think is suppose to be. You and your pseudo-intellectual Logic Boy will not get any inches to penetrate your roots in. You will be dangling like an object on the floor.

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