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Warrap: Unknown people kill Policeman, raid 400 cattle

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November 18, 2012 (JUBA) - Unknown people on Friday shot dead a senior community police officer in South Sudan’s Warrap state, wounded five others and raided 400 heads of cattle, an official told Sudan Tribune.

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Tonj South County Commissioner, Mario Monydhieth Gor, said state authorities are pursuing the armed groups, following the surprise incident, which occurred on Friday evening in Manyangok Payam (district).

“Cattle raiders attacked Peth cattle camp in Manyangok Payam [district], killing one community police officer, and injuring five others. They have also taken 400 heads of cattle,” Gor told Sudan Tribune by phone.

Two of the attackers, he said, have been arrested while the others remain at large. The Commissioner, however, urged the population not to over react over the incident, further assuring them that the government would handle the situation by brining to justice those responsible.

Those who carried out the attack, according to Gor, came from neighboring Cueibet County in Lakes state. In the past, officials from both states have held series of joint meeting with local communities to devise mechanisms for resolving conflicts between the two regions.

A joint police force, it was initially agreed upon, was to be deployed at common border points between two states to avert any attack.

State authorities, the Commissioner said, recently intensified the crackdown on criminals destabilizing the population in Warrap.

“We are undertaking a major security operation on the ground,” he stressed.

Also of concern, officials say, is the absence of or limited numbers of police personnel in volatile areas of a country, struggling to fix myriad of competing priorities.

Daniel Awet Akot, the Deputy Speaker of South Sudan National Assembly (SSNA) said the incident in the area underlined challenges, which requires immediate attention of the government.

“It exposed lack of capacity to quickly detect movement of suspected elements. Our security forces, including police [still] lack a lot of things. They have no detective equipment, have no skills, especially techniques to hunt and deal with criminals. They also have issues to do with transport,” Akot, who hails from Lakes, told Sudan Tribune Sunday.

“It is time they [government] take serious action and ensure the police have adequate machinery to deal with criminals, the killing of police officer by itself shows lack of capacity to deal with these criminals,” he added.

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  • 19 November 2012 06:46, by Akol Liai Mager

    The handful information carried by this news article does not match up with this title; "Unknown people kill Policeman, raid 400 cattle". I doubt if the writer knows what the term "Unknown" at all.

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    • 19 November 2012 07:15, by Jalaby

      I can solve this puzzle, "Unknown people" means "Unknown thieves", since it’s Warrab state then thieves identity likely to be Dinka since majority of Warrab population is Dinka, Nuer thieves cannot be excluded either because they can come from nearby state and steal Dinka cows!
      This type of business "cattle raiding" is going on between Dinka & Nuer, Dinka-Dinka

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      • 19 November 2012 07:21, by Jalaby

        Nuer-Nuer for 1000 of years and will continue like that for ever, it becomes part of the people life and their full time job and can’t really live without stealing other people cows!
        Unless they listen to my advice and get rid of all the cows immediately with no delay this type of business will continue for ever and claims more people life just because of cows!

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        • 19 November 2012 07:31, by George Bol

          Hello Nyamnyam Jallaby,
          Cows are resources.Cows are important like human. I love cow better than money. Thank you!

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        • 19 November 2012 07:46, by Tutbol

          Jalaby
          It is now less than two weeks ago when the messirya stole some hundred Ngok dinka’s herd of cattle in Abyiei. And so when it comes to theft; the North part of the Sudan is home to grand thieves of old people in Africa. You people steal lands, properties, oil & even the grandest of all theft is stealing human beings for sale & all of these theft are carried out in the S Sudan by Northerners.

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          • 19 November 2012 07:55, by Tutbol

            Jalaby.
            Can you please tell us one thing that is worth stealing or might have been stolen by the Southerners from the North? If you cannot honestly tell us, then stop telling lies that S Sudanese are thieves, how can you steal what is rightly yours?

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        • 19 November 2012 19:31, by Ahmed Chol

          What is Awet talking about when he said "they need to do more"? Who are the "they" in the government he is talking about?
          The Agaar community is a curse to the Dinka and the most heartless group. They are the ones that messed up lake state and they want to carry the same mess to peaceful Tonj people. It is rare for Dinka to attack Dinka but the Agaar do it without a blink of an eye.

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      • 19 November 2012 12:44, by Mathiang Beny Til

        Jabbay, With time things will change, Dinka and Nuer are brothers. This issue cattle raiding will go and live in peace in few years to come.

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  • 19 November 2012 07:06, by George Bol

    Remnant militia are the one why raid Tonj always.

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  • 19 November 2012 07:51, by wang

    In a Warrap State,” unknown people kill Policeman, injured other five and raid 400 cattle, while two attackers, were confirmed have been arrested”. ‘Against those who carried out the attack, according to Gor, came from neighboring Cueibet County in Lakes state”. What a funny report. Dishonest culture is genetic problem.

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  • 19 November 2012 08:20, by Son of Ngundeng

    You Dinka thinking that you are the important people in south sudan, if one dinka guy was kill all south sudan get up and shout,and if thousand of nuers were kill you will keep silent, 2015 we are coming to control the whole govent of south sudan, search for the place to go before our coming. last three days ago alot of cattle were been stollen from Nyirol county and the govent said nothing, why??

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    • 19 November 2012 10:57, by Ruach

      It wasn’t even reported Gar Goka

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    • 19 November 2012 17:12, by Rommel

      Son of Ngundeng:
      I can’t fathom and don’t know how you could possibly have misconstrued this and view it through a tribal lens. If there was an instance in which thousands of your tribesmen and women were killed... then it would be your RESPONSIBILITY to write articles about it and have your State and County representatives speak out on the matter.

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      • 19 November 2012 17:25, by Rommel

        The Dinka do not control the world wide web and so cannot be blamed if and when there is a lack of media coverage on any incident, event or subject-matter. If -God forbid- ten people were to die in a raid tomorrow in Uror... what would STOP YOU from visiting the scene, collecting information, compiling reports, writing an article and having your State and County representatives appeal to the

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        • 19 November 2012 17:37, by Rommel

          Federal ’government’ for assistance on the matter!? State authorities and the County Commissioner made this particular incident public. Daniel Awet Akot is from Lakes State and would be expected to say something and offer solutions. Do you disagree!? What would stop you and your community from doing precisely the same thing!?

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  • 19 November 2012 12:38, by Mathiang Beny Til

    Warrap and Lakes must creat a join hands to clear those criminals who are bring bad image to communities.
    Our Youths of Before and even during the war don’t raid cattle instead they keep the lost till the owner find.
    Those are youths whose parents didn’t have cows before.

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  • 19 November 2012 13:56, by Northern Sudanese

    aaaaaah whats new? killing police in south sudan lol, its so simple and its not even considered news in south sudan. both police and criminals are the same. they both kill citizens, they both go drunk, they both look the same, they both lack education, they both don’t get paid so they are the same lol

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    • 19 November 2012 16:22, by Peacocktail

      How many Policemen have been kills in Khartuom alone? South Sudan National Police Services are very trains and even if we lost him in proteccting civilian properties,God will rest his Soul in Eternal Peace becoz he works for Peace, Simple, We are drunks as you persee, South Sudan is a respect Nation around the World for being GIANT."I Love South Sudan my Country"

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