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C. Equatoria arrests 8 over burnt houses


January 4, 2012 (JUBA) – Security officials in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State have arrested eight suspects in connection with last year’s burning of house in Yei River County.

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Yei Commissioner, David Juma Augustine (C) and Central Equatoria’s Agriculture minister, Michael Roberto Kenyi at an agricultural event October 12, 2012 (ST/Uma Julius)

Security personnel, acting on instructions from the county commissioner, arrested the suspects after unknown people torched over 20 houses in Yei, located 100 miles south-west of the capital, Juba.

"We have arrested eight and six have already been investigated, we are left with two. We are pursuing more and two have already confessed to having taken part in burning the houses,” Juma David Augustine, the Yei country commissioner told Radio Miraya.

He further said the manner which the houses were burnt meant that it was hard to figure out how the houses could have caught the fire.

An investigation committee, the commissioner said, arrived in the county this week to probe the fire incident headed by, Cecilia Oba Tito, Central Equatoria’s minister for cabinet affairs.


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  • 6 January 2013 07:15, by Jalaby

    Why can’t you name the culprits and their real motivation and you know them very well!
    The culprits are the trouble maker tribe in the south who hate Equatorians and their motivation is hatred and majority of them are thieves!

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    • 6 January 2013 07:23, by Hardball

      Jalaby, you guys are now devorce wivies of South Sudan; you can still think as if you’re in the house you have been kick out but that’s not the way it is! Just give up and find another husband; but I don’t think you’ll find the one like South Sudan.

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    • 6 January 2013 09:22, by Honesty

      Your name Jalaby, don,t put suspects on any tribe, there is nothing about tribe& culprits were not sent by tribe&no body is born without clan or tribe. Just sing it as a song until the end of the world to hell.

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    • 6 January 2013 10:34, by Rezingving monynok

      Jalaby or devil messenger known world wide .
      you areknown devil , that through you bitch world will be in trouble , but your place is hell fire ,son of bitch

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    • 7 January 2013 09:24, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Jalaby,really you are the confusing agent,why you full of hatred words alway toward south sudanese communities.
      better to term you as a diavoce wife as that guy put it on you,please try to reframe from southerners’s affairs or one day they will get your real name,where life will not be easy to you to be in the south.

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  • 6 January 2013 07:25, by master

    dinka behind this incident
    land grabbing is thier policy
    but they could release

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    • 6 January 2013 08:06, by Gabriel KK

      Master, Jalaby
      Divide and rule was your main objective for the last 5 decades but unfortunately we have known you better as trouble makers than any other country in this planet. please shut your mouth from our affairs and let the local authorities do their work. pay your dues first to UN before jumping on the fence.

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      • 6 January 2013 09:36, by master

        GOBRIL kk
        what we did in that case
        don’t blame us and you know the real problem from where it came

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    • 6 January 2013 08:18, by Malou Manyiel

      Brother Why can’t you one day give yourself time to pray to God to have your heart changed toward Dinka or any other tribes in S. Sudan. This thing of hatred won’t take you an inch. Am afraid even what will happen in USA or any part of the world, you will blame it on Dinka. It will not help your parents, family and even yourself as well, whether in any way or the other.

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    • 6 January 2013 17:42, by nuer food lovers

      look at this feeble called master&jallaba,from the gays country of North sudan.those Kakwa re felon in this matter.instead they re one discriminating Dinkas,they should face justice.u fake Arab re so much still looking down to s.sudan but forget that u re from different state.the hatre u re still fueling will not work.

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  • 6 January 2013 08:58, by Positive Thinker

    We don’t have equatorians and non equatorians we have south Sudanese. We are one and nothing shall separate us. Long live one great people of south Sudan.

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  • 7 January 2013 05:12, by marie

    We pray and fast so that real peace would prevail in South Sudan, but it seems some people are just playing the cards of the devil’s advocate. Some people just want to create chaos in South Sudan. I hope those arrested would be brought to justice. However, our laws are even weaker. Someone tried to grab my plot in Juba and when I referred to the police, he brought police officers from his tribe.

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