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Jonglei Governor says security situation is calm


September 5, 2012 (BOR) - South Sudan’s Jonglei state says the security situation has calmed in the Pibor and Akobo counties after the SPLA clashed with David Yau Yau rebels.

On Wednesday Jonglei State Governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, British Ambassodor, Alastair McPhail, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Gabriel Gai Riam, Minister of Law Enforcement, Duop Lam, and advisor to State Governor on Special Mission, Mathiang Malual Mabur toured Pibor and Akobo counties to check the security situation.

Addressing the counties authorities in the two counties, Juuk described Ambassador McPhail as a true friend of South Sudan due to his continuous commitment and willingness to help South Sudan during the civil war even before the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which led to South Sudan’s independence in 2011.

Governor Juuk said he was visiting the area to see first hand that the security situation has improved after 24 soldiers were recently killed when rebels ambushed an army position. Several others went missing while a dozen of soldiers were wounded.

According to the latest reports from Pibor county, Yau Yau’s rebels are stationed in a place called Waka close to the Nanaam River, east of Lekuangole Payam [district].

Addressing the people in Pibor, Juuk cited floods and rebel activities as obstacles encountered by the people, while trying to make their living after the signing of the communal peace accord in May.

The Jonglei peace process was launched to try and stop violence, cattle raiding and abductions between rival ethnic groups. The peace process followed President Kiir’s disarmament campaign in which 15,000 police and soldiers were deployed to the state.

Despite being declared a success with over 10,000 small arms collected, the Army says that some groups, including those loyal to David Yau Yau, did not disarm.

“Yau Yau will be crushed soon by the SPLA army and organized forces”, he asserted.
Governor Juuk praised the shared effort from chiefs, organized forces, SPLA and county authorities for peaceful disarmament.

If security and peace can be established, he said, "development can come in”.

“We cannot depend on humanitarian relief or any more. We can work with our hands to clear the roads or to achieve other workable projects”, Juuk added.

Many of Jonglei’s ethnic groups including the Nuer, Murle and Dinka depend of cattle as the main source of livelihoods. Agriculture is largely on a small subsistence level. But the Governor wants to change this.

“We cannot solely rely on cattle for living, but sell them by ourselves to buy tractors for cultivation”, he said.

“Also with security and peace in place, investors will not be scared away and will be motivated to come to our end to invest here and this can also create us a job”, he said.

Commenting on the statement made by Governor Juuk on peace and security, Ambassador Mr. McPhail acknowledged the progress made on security, adding that he "will invite British companies to South Sudan to invest here in this newly born country and to assist you in developing your nation”.

The British government plans to provide ten million textbooks to primary schools in South Sudan, in ratio of six text books per a child over the next couple of months, the Ambassador said.


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  • 8 September 2012 07:04, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear Mr. Governor
    People are very aware about current security situation in Lakuangeli Payam; don’t fool us on web side. David forces are very active in Pibor County, and even they may capture Pibor within 72 hours, SPLA soldiers are fate up with none stop operations in Jonglei state, more over many SPLA soldiers from Murle and Nuer tribes joined the rebels

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    • 8 September 2012 07:32, by wang

      Alfredo christiani
      Do not try to twist the article, where did you get that information Nuer tribes join the Yau Yau’s rebels? Those 24 soldiers were murdered by Yau Yau force are all Nuer, mostly Lou-Nuer. I know you are enjoying their death.

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      • 9 September 2012 16:42, by Alfredo christiani

        Dear wang
        Your name sound very strange, I think you’re the one of Nasir faction in 1991, that’s why you’re supporting Nygats, be smarts Mr. Chameleon

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    • 8 September 2012 11:00, by Murle Intellectual

      Good for you jönközane jonkoznya. Jonkoz catingting rilena.

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    • 8 September 2012 11:40, by Ruach

      Alfred Christiani
      Don’t create propoganda in the media.How can Nuer follow the primitive Jebeni/Murle with unclear objectives?Yauyau is suffering from Sypillis and Gonorreoa and will die from it very soon.He loss his hopes!

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  • 8 September 2012 07:19, by George Bol

    I believed that David Yau Yau will die soon.As long Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk said it. Let wait just a month.

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    • 8 September 2012 07:47, by Murle agent


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      • 8 September 2012 14:02, by Loko El Pollo


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      • 8 September 2012 15:24, by NO PEACE

        kuol!! kuol!! kuol please all jonglei people are now not happy because of you, but you don,t now at the movement.

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      • 9 September 2012 10:36, by Ruach

        Murle/Jebe Agent.You are a liar.That is a fake figure.You are happy when innocent people of South Sudan are dying,but their bloods will call you and YouYau.Death to u and YouYau

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  • 8 September 2012 08:07, by wang

    Kuol is fake Governor, he supplied the guns to Murle youth in a favor to reduce the Lou-Nuer population which they been worked on for the last six years and then their six years planned failed. In retaliation, Lou- Nuer went to Murle with aims to disarm the entirety Murle population by force that would have been saved our government lot money if that was success. Before even Lou-Nuer reach the bor

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    • 8 September 2012 08:08, by wang

      Before even Lou-Nuer reach the border, that fake Governor called Kiir and Kiir told him deal with it, then begged Dr. Riek for help and Riek nearly put his own life on line to fixed Kuol mess. Kuol has failed the Jonglei State and Murle must have to remove him out by force. He was one who ordered the army to tortured and rapped the poor Murle people

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      • 8 September 2012 10:12, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Who are murle? I never heard about them, okay the villages that have suffering from ghonorrian disease, I though they were already finished from that sickness,
        Yauyau relatives should start mourning because our intelligence will get him in a matter of time,

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      • 8 September 2012 20:23, by panom lualbil

        WANG must be the second last stupid after his uncle NYIRIEK to talk folly as above. You cry of little murle that KUOL supply them with weapons to fuck you up good, but without him, you had been chased till Gambella-Ethiopia by murle, thug. What do you know about leadership, fungi-ass? Your fucking in asses leaders have been rebeling against spla even 2day for NO-WIN. You should be happy and

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        • 8 September 2012 20:30, by panom lualbil

          believe in MR.SALVA....kind of person who offer amnesty to your nyagatees otherwise, there shouldnt be none of your leader in this gov’t now. And of course, being our Gov’t dominated by fake or curse leaders, is our big problem now.

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  • 8 September 2012 10:00, by master

    every day sitution aggrevate in ss
    to where this nation heading?

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  • 8 September 2012 15:13, by NO PEACE

    people! let me tell you this , SPLA will not do some thing to YAUYAU accept Lou-Nuer But Lou-Nuer was disarmy By kuol manyang and i thing kuol will see what will happen to him in this nation.

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  • 8 September 2012 18:25, by Moses Deng Malual

    In today’s world there is never a shortage of counterfeit Politicians, and counterfeit so-called "Politician" leaders who may have magnetic personalities, great oratory skills, and who are able to attract many followers, and in so doing deceive masses of people. Sad to say, this kind of person is found in every aspect of life be it in religion, in pseudo-science, in education circles, in business

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    • 8 September 2012 18:28, by Moses Deng Malual

      and in politics…..The insecurity situation in Jonglei State and Yau Yau issue needs more attention.
      Dr.Moses Deng Malual

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  • 8 September 2012 19:38, by panom lualbil

    Since DINKA BOR and MURLEI were massacred by nuerlou, why did SPLA keep hampering DAVID with his forces to teach them a lesson?

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  • 9 September 2012 04:19, by SouthSudaneseviews

    What I had realized here from commentators, a lot of them are from certain sub-tribe of Dinka. Their reasons against Dr. Garang & his family true legacy has been known that well by Dinka Twi people. Dinka Twi people know who did attack Dr. Garang’s sons in 2008. If something happen to them again, & South Sudan don’t take care of those people, I believe Twic Dinka people will. Twi are humble peopl

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  • 9 September 2012 06:54, by JohnGarangFreedom

    Jonglei State becomes sources of every trouble now and than. Both South Sudan’s government and Jonglei State’s government need to do something about security this state seriously. Everyday Jonglei State issues.

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  • 9 September 2012 18:52, by Guandong

    Not calm, unless if Govenor Kuol has to be removed he is the fisrt trouble maker in the state.

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