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Kiir vows to fight cattle raiders who refuse to disarm


February 26, 2012 (BOR) - South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, told a rally in Jonglei state - the scene of large scale ethnic violence over the last two months - that the military and police would fight cattle raiders if they refused to hand over their weapons in an imminent disarmament campaign.

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Lou Nuer youth leader speaking in Linkuangole, Jonglei state. 28 Dec. 2011 (ST)

The latest attempt to disarm Jonglei’s cattle herding communities is scheduled to begin on 1 March. Initially the emphasis will be on voluntary hand overs but the new country’s president made it clear that force would be used if groups refused to disarm.

In late December over 6,000 armed Luo Nuer men entered Pibor county to attack the Murle tribe, steal, cattle and abduct women and children in revenge for an attack by the Murle on Uror County in August, which in turn was in response to a June attack by the Luo Nuer.

Last year over 1,000 died in clashes in Jonglei, but it is unclear how many died in the latest raids and counter raids. Humanitarian organisations are responding to the emergency attempting to provide food, shelter and other assistance to the over 120,000 people affected.

The scale of recent fighting, has led to questions over whether South Sudan, after only seven months of independence, is already a failed state. However, this assessment has been strongly refuted by the head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Hilde Johnson, in a recent interview with the BBC.

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, also denied South Sudan could be labelled a failed state in his speech in Bor but accused north Sudan of attempting to make this happen by arming rebel groups in the region.

President Kiir asked Jonglei’s youth to stop killing each other, urging them to join the national army to defend the nation from external enemies. He threatened them with the full weight of South Sudan’s military (SPLA) should they fail to disarm or join the official armed forces.

“We have organised a huge army forces and police with military hardware, in Juba to disarm guns from all the people. Even if you are the son of God, we shall fight you. If you don’t listen, you will see with your eyes, but it will be too late to escape it again,” President Salva kiir told the rally in Bor on Saturday.

“You jobless youth, I will give you a job and your job is to join the army where you will get guns to defend our nation,” said Kiir.

After decades of civil war, which ended in 2005 when a peace deal gave South Sudan the right to self determination, Jonglei and other states in South Sudan are still awash with small arms.

The lack of alternative livelihoods and a struggling economic recovery mean that cattle still play a huge role in South Sudan’s economy and culture. Not only do they signify wealth and status but often a man cannot marry without cattle to pay the family of the bride.


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  • 27 February 2012 04:22, by Waucity

    This is a very good message from Our dear President...Yes, cattle raiders have now become the main reason that force people to run instead of working in their farms...The government need to demand children to be return to their families too...Thanks.

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    • 27 February 2012 05:09, by omoni jr.

      President Kiir,
      you are very humble,kind and tolerance leader in south sudan.
      But Dinka,Nuer,and Murle will automatically failed your administration.Do not point your finger only to North sudan,your tribe mates and their neighbors are the one let you down.Jonglei is already failed state,no denial for that..These three communities i mentioned above are the thugs and enemies of south sudan.

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      • 27 February 2012 05:17, by omoni jr.

        con. Now,Dinka and Nuer start blaming you and called you an incompeten,weak,coward,and uneducated president,Not all presidents in the world are supposed to have degrees ,Salve Kiir got qualities of leadership compared to dictator Garang De mabior. Degree got nothing to do with leadership,some chiefs are currently ruling their communities peacefully without any conflicts,and those chiefs are Not

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        • 27 February 2012 05:26, by omoni jr.

          even attended any classroom,Not all people who finished University with PHDs are going to be presidents.PhD sometimes mean Permanent Head Damaged e.g Lam Akol,and Reik machar when he cleansed Bors women ,elders,and children. Now if you go to BOR or jonglei people are talking about John Garang leadership,everybody dies,not only john Garang,even jeus, was tortured to death,no one escape death

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          • 27 February 2012 05:44, by George Bol


            The people of Jonglei states are 99% loyalist to Pre. Kiir.
            That 1% are for Nuer White Army.

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            • 27 February 2012 07:43, by wang

              George Bol, Don’t try to be smart, these white armies are combination between Nuer and Dinka-Bor Youth, so that 1% you claimed is not loyal to Mr. President are not Nuer alone

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              • 27 February 2012 13:57, by Loko El Pollo


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          • 27 February 2012 05:45, by Mi diit

            Oh my God. Kiir’s advisors should have chosen his words carefully. Such public threat to fight his civilians with the national army sounds very bad. He should instead direct the army secretly while publicly talking peaceful disarmament. UN and human rights groups will now record his statements should any disaster happen in Jonglei state.

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            • 27 February 2012 05:49, by Mi diit

              If the president is for jobs to youth in the army, then this should be the first attempt. Assemble the youths, register their names with their guns, begin their training in their assembly areas and start providing them with services. They will have confidence and accept to part of the army. But now you want forceful disarmament first.

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              • 27 February 2012 05:53, by Mi diit

                The armed youth of Dinka Bor, Lou Nuer and Murle are not with their parents for families in their villages. They have organized themselves in thousands in the bushes. How will you disarm them in such a situation now? They will fight the army and that brings disaster to the whole of Jonglei. Incorporating such courageous young fighters into the army now with their guns is the best strategy to use.

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            • 27 February 2012 06:41, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

              Mii dit

              If you are nyagat, your father is nyagat and your grand father was Nyagat, what positive thing can you contribute on this website? your uncle sold the right of Southerners to Arabs in 1991 and vowed to killed Garang tribemen in Junub. Even if he did not succeed he claims to be somebody in the GOSS. This secret movement of army is not for a Dinka like Kiir but for Nuer like Riek Machar.

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              • 27 February 2012 06:55, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                Ahahaha Bin it is good that you are talking with son of your former slave, can you tell us what happend inside the Khartoum Food Agreement?
                this ppl listern throught their assess not like other normal who learn and listern throught their ears,
                i said that before it born nyagat and will died nyagat, it born nyagat and will grown nyagat, because their bloods are creat with nyagatism,

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                • 27 February 2012 07:15, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

                  Dinka D SPLA/m

                  yep, Nuer came to Khartoum in 1991. Their first demand was biscuit. Riek claimed that there will be no Dinka Bor in Junub. We have destroyed their land and looted their cattle. Bashir said, good move. settle down and get biscuit and volum of food. They were promised millions of dollars they never received. He asked Riek, will you go back and wipe out SPLA/M in Junub? He said, YES

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                  • 27 February 2012 07:25, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                    ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA
                    What a wonderfull piece of mind, i don’t care if you are arab but you tell truth Bin Abdalla,
                    Did bashir knew that Riek machar puot nyuon was go there to pulfill Ngundeng dream?

                    Riek machar was overthrowing the Dinka leadership not movement in which if he got a chance of leadership, the Dinkas will also do the same in tit for tat, what wonderfull nyagat,

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                    • 27 February 2012 07:47, by Mi diit

                      Abdallah and DD SPLA/M,

                      I am proud of my great, great, great grandfathers and mothers up to the time of my fathers as they are described in the Bible and by Ngundeng. Without them, nothing can be called South Sudan today. Follow history very well.

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                  • 27 February 2012 09:50, by South Dengjok

                    you duly in mind,who can not do any thing by his self,
                    let me teach u if u do not know what happened since de time we fought for our independence,Riek Machar is de piller of this peace since 1983 -2005,becoz in liberation of any country it has objective and goal and it involve blood and iron aswell as technquise in polititic,who did all this thing ,like Self determination that we did as Referendu

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              • 27 February 2012 08:16, by Ramiran

                to abdhala bin homosexual and dinka dominated corruption
                your are stupids dinka amongst all dinka bor and bar el gazal who are canival people from all south sudanese tribes I appreciated God because he created me as Naath or Ran. Nuer white army oyeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 27 February 2012 07:06, by akid malual

      Good job Mr President. Sure you are the leader of the South Sudan not a God. by any mean you need to find and stop this death of the innocent people of raiding and loot there property in hold south Sudan. Congratulation to you, keep it up great work.

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      • 27 February 2012 14:18, by Loko El Pollo


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      • 27 February 2012 14:26, by Loko El Pollo


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    • 27 February 2012 09:05, by bior angeth

      Hi, guys it should be good for you not to turn against each other if you love your people. You should know your enemy is happy when seeing you turning against yourselves. Please do not confuse the civilians to refuse with guns. You are killing them if you do so. Let South Sudan government go ahead with mission of gun control. The mission of enemy is to supply guns unlawfully. Be careful of that!

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    • 28 February 2012 07:54, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      President Kiir, you are very correct in your saying,but untill the 1st- March 2012 will you find these criminal youths in their respectively location,for the Lou Nuer most of them are goimg toward Nasir by now,unles if your armies are well organized for this disarmment in Jonglei State.


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  • 27 February 2012 04:49, by George Bol

    Dear Pres. Kiir,

    You are right. I don’t know where will Nuer White Army and Murle thieves hide in Jonglei. Mr President you need to let the disarmament commanders deployed the SPLA in the border of upper Nile because the white army might try to escape there while deploy the SPLA in the desert of Ajager and Tingili, and Buma mountains to stop Murle. Now, the time has come to disarm food seekers.

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    • 27 February 2012 05:58, by Mi diit

      George Bol,your shortsightedness may tell you that the army is going to kill Lou Nuer and Murle youth alone, fulfulling the wishes of whoever. But tomorrow you can cry of the ugly result of this conspiracy.

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      • 27 February 2012 06:20, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        I urged LT Gen Deng [wax] to carry out this disarment without concernt, this time we dont when any guns to remain in the hands of those militias who had hidden agenda to use them against the gov and it ppl,

        I know the white miltiamen of ngudeng will resistant, but they must be force to surrendered just like their masters who surrendered themselves to us during our amnesty,

        Thank beny Kiir,

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      • 27 February 2012 07:46, by Ruach

        Midiit.Why do u bother urself talking to canivals and Arabs/Muslims?This Mangoor Abangbaar & George Bol originating from canival families called Malual Abangbaar/Aguengbaar will be under arrests very soon.

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  • 27 February 2012 04:51, by Elijah B. Elkan

    Mr. President, it’s about time you came to scenes. However, I glad --- better late than never. Mr. President you must enforce your words to the letter. The Arms forces must not deviated from the disarmament of civilians. The thieves must be brought to face the law.

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  • 27 February 2012 06:27, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    Wow!! Wow!! Juba Lord Mayor is now in Bor-Town
    Dear mayor, you have been so silent in Juba since this attrocities started last year. Your objective is good but too late to rescue life again. Why don’t you stay in your hiding cage in Juba. When tribal clashes started, Dr. Nyagat was the first person to intervene but now you want to use force to disarm civilians, will that not add to existing war.

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    • 27 February 2012 06:37, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      I love they way you called this wicked, evil doom oaflish nyagat Riek machar puot nyuon [teny Dhurgon is a name of his grandfather witchcraft]

      if Beny kiir want to get rid of fighting in South, he should start disarm Dr Nyagat Puot Nyuon because he is the one brought this shamfull violance to South sudan.
      this witchcraft son is doom to be in the Gov,
      death to him,

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      • 27 February 2012 07:18, by Ruach

        To Mangoor Bangbaardit/Dinka dominated Corruption!Son of canivals,born as canival and will die as a canival.You and George bol Abangbaardit are canival and will die as you are!I wonder why the gov’t has a plan to relpocate capital to your canival area.Death to Mangoor abangbaar & george bol Abangbaar.these two+Bin Ladden are so stupids that they will burn the forests of South Sudan.Lielkun!!

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    • 27 February 2012 06:37, by George Bol


      One thing you need to know is this? It’s easy to inetrvence when your brother fight the other because he might understand you. This is what Reik does. Did he intervene when Abyei was attack? no! ,but he went to Unity state this year and last year apart from visiting the liberated murle towns. Too bad!

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      • 27 February 2012 06:53, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

        George Bol

        You are right. I wrote it last time that Dr. Nyagat went to linkwangolei for show up. This is mighty Nuer army who can repelled them. I know riek only cares about Nuer and he wish death upon Dinka Bor and dinka in general. this nyagat must leave SPLM and form his own party. he always wish death to Salva Kiir in order to a president. I don’t think if he can be a president.

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        • 27 February 2012 07:57, by Mi diit

          Abdallah and DD SPLA/M,

          Why do you pain your mind, lest you will get mad, with someone you will never have power to remove him. Riek will always be there as your leader even after you are dead. Just do something else productive than to waste time on computer desperately like ladies fighting over husband.

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  • 27 February 2012 06:48, by manyang mawech

    Wooo kirr was drunk when he was talking too bad . let wait to see.Dinka bor know the lesson from lou and they will not go to fight lou. who is in command anyway ask yr self. we know them they wage war on net but i doubt dinka against nuer

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    • 27 February 2012 06:52, by George Bol


      Ma jin chie de nge. Salva mathok and Deng wek on the way. Gaar guur guanmieth militia beke weni? Ma thiele Khartoum gat jiok.

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      • 27 February 2012 07:02, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        the disarment is under the rule of LT Gen Mathok, LT Gen Deng Wax because this two young long time warrior will take any gun from any nyagat or those delusionaries/ missionaries of khartoum and mayom county without delay, we from the foreign mistery will tell the world that those holding guns illegaly are terrorist so they desrved full force of laws,

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        • 27 February 2012 07:47, by Dinka_D_Generation_X

          LT Gen Mathok, LT Gen Deng Wax are from Dinka and they can do anything to finish job done.they can start in Nuer land, Murle and Dinka BoR last

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        • 27 February 2012 08:25, by Ramiran

          dinka dominated corruption
          who is so called salva mathok ? he was a war captive who was capture by general wang chiok in juba since 1990s saving SAF. today he appears as a good man to you. imagine if he was kill by that time, he can not be in this dinka corruption. to me, say congra to general who save him. Nuer oyeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • 27 February 2012 15:11, by Mi diit

          You said "we from foreign ministry?"

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      • 27 February 2012 07:38, by Ruach

        Goerge bol.Ba liel mour tong!Maa ba liel mour ngom.Gat leat! E jin let mi la Naath a cam.E ngu laa yen Naath e cam yen Jaang?Thile ye kuan?E jen kual yen yiou wec/RSS ke je mo?Jiok ni Mangoor/Dinka Dominated SPLA i pal mieth rieng Nath/human flesh.Canival!

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        • 27 February 2012 07:46, by George Bol

          Liel guur, lile nyimuor gaare. Be lilelu ngom. ne jin gat jiok. Engu Nuone wich Jaang. Jaang ne Guur.

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          • 27 February 2012 08:31, by Ruach

            George Bol.Ba liel Guur ngom gat leetni!Mour kene guur ke Jaang/slaves diaal ke yen leet.Dinka Agaar ala Malual Abangbaar/Aguengbaar are canivals.Jin Yene Mangoor/Dinka dominated corruption ke yen leet ti la Naath e cam.Canivals!!

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    • 27 February 2012 07:03, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA


      This is foolish comment. there is no war between Bor and Nuer but the topic of discussion is disarmament. I think you are from stupid Nuer like Dr. nyagat. If Kiir was drunk then Riek is very drunk unable to talk to the public. Stupid Nuer should stop writing on this website. I know very well Nuer always wage war on Dinka when they are fighting Arabs in the North. Nuer are yes men.

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      • 27 February 2012 07:30, by Ruach

        Osam Bin Ladden. You are hired Arab by Dinka.Dinka are Muslims and u are homosexualizing with them in Abyei!!Mind your business in the North where 100$ is 600 Sudanese and 300SSP.Leave us alone,Arab/Muslims are not needed to interven in the South/Jonglei.If u use "Nyagat an Amahric word called Nigate",it has no meaning.It better to create another word in Jaang/Slave language so that u follow.

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      • 27 February 2012 10:04, by South Dengjok

        u ABDELLAH,i think u have mental problem becoz u just talk all where with out clearification of de topic,to tell de truth and as long as we have de witness, Riek Machar is only once who is free from de wine(BOOZEE)more than me even.
        White men, said: only Riek Machar is working in south Sudan, all de other are down with wine and the chair person of WINE association is Silva Kiir(no wine no talk).

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    • 27 February 2012 07:39, by wang

      Mawech, those of ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA, Dinka Dominated SPLA/M and George Bol are the internet warriors. Jaang can’t even fight Murle, just forget about Nuer.

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  • 27 February 2012 07:45, by wang

    It is very funny to hearing the head of State using the word vowes to fight cattle raiders who refuse to disarm. Let the disarm start with Bor, Murle and after 6 months Nuer, then there will be no war.

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    • 27 February 2012 07:50, by Dinka_D_Generation_X

      wanG, you are man with no vision. guess what LT Gen Mathok, LT Gen Deng Wax are from Dinka and they can do anything to finish job done.they can start in Nuer land, Murle and Dinka BoR last.

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  • 27 February 2012 08:12, by manyang mawech

    Why did Dictator almost fired KIRR? I need an answer for that. I m not satisfy with some one answer who said Dr. Dictator did not have humanity so he was a criminal minded.

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    • 28 February 2012 02:10, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 27 February 2012 08:22, by manyang mawech

    After wisky gone then his sense will come back dont worry guys

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  • 27 February 2012 08:35, by manyang mawech

    I feel sorry for Dinka bor bc this will end in them. if drunk man will keep his words but they are wisky words.

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  • 27 February 2012 09:26, by NGAANGOLTIIN

    Primitive Kiir, send your dogs to Murleland very quickly so that they will meet their death. Make sure you send your best weapons so that we will use the same to show the book. You yourself are not safe. We will use your own hand gun to get you on your knees. Death to jonkoz. Death to Ruach Liel Muor

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    • 27 February 2012 11:11, by Ruach

      Wars against Jebe/Jabaar started long time ago.We finished their generations.Magal,Tiethoch,Ngatho...In 1997,we killed your thief and regarded as a leader called Nyaliiny.We also killed Uluw..We not tolerate any attacks at this time coming from you site or any direction whether it is from Canivals or where ever it will be.Submit your guns if u need peace

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  • 27 February 2012 13:07, by Murle

    where have you been Mr Kiir?
    After the Pilots,Doctors, Engineers and others died with nothing you decided to Disarm the youths, let your decission be agood plan for our next generation.
    Otherwise, your administrattion or your regime will achieves nothing.
    Take the serious action for all counties in Jonglei to disarm their youth.

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    • 27 February 2012 20:00, by athoreyemodobong

      How r we going to witness credible disarmament process while some communities like Bor Dinka and Lou Nuer have already used their political and military positions to presudae the national government so that Murle youth alone are the ones to be besieged and disarmed while the Borians and Nuers are granted safe corridors to hide their guns in locations outside Jonglei State.the Murle r alarmed.

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      • 27 February 2012 20:39, by bior angeth

        Athorey do not worry about Dinka Bor, they will not step their feet on your land for fight or looting if you do not have guns to kill them on daily basis. We are there to condmn anyone among our people who will be doing this to Murle. It is good for you to appreciate South Sudan government for this decision. If you love your people, do not let them resist disarment.

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  • 28 February 2012 02:54, by Emporio

    Mr kiir,,,,,

    "Even if you are the son of God" YES WE ARE don’t worry Mr president dinka "bor" are not going to resist you because they are backbone of SPLA,,, go a head with your plan,,,

    disarmament is simple the big problem is how to bring those communities for reconciliation, next step should be disarmament,,,,how would i hand over my weapon without a guarantee security? i need answer ?

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