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Jonglei: "80,000" cattle raided from Twice East County

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January 7, 2013 (BOR) - Close to 80,000 heads of cattle have been raided from Pajut cattle camp in an attack on Twice East County in which two people were killed, South Sudan officials reported on Monday.

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SPLA soldiers standing near the cattle near Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan, September 26, 2012 (ST)

On Sunday evening, between 5 and 6pm local time, a group of armed militias surrounded the camp, not far from the border between Bor-Twice East counties.

Scores have been killed and others injured in series of attacks and raids across Jonglei since the turn of the year.

The spokesperson of South Sudan’s army (SPLA) spokesman, Colonel Philip Aguer, who happened to be in the area when the attack took place, during the time of the attack, described the raid as “well organized”.

He added that two elderly people were killed in the attack, including the father of SPLA colonel Kuol Atem Pai, and another man by named Monydhot.

Aguer furthered added, “all the cattle were taken” by the raiders who were in military uniform resembling that of the Sudan Armed Forces [SAF]. South Sudan regularly accuses Khartoum of backing a rebellion in Jonglei State’s Pibor County, led by David Yau Yau.

The SPLA began a disarmament campaign in Jonglei to try and stop the cycle of raids and counter raids that killed around 2,000 people over the last two years. However, some groups avoided the process, including Yau Yau’s rebel group causing instability.

Many cattle raids in Jonglei are now blamed on Yau Yau’s rebellion but some politicians in Jonglei said recently that they doubt all the raids can be blamed on his group. They instead blame the SPLA’s failure to disarm the Murle tribe, who come live in Pibor.

A small SPLA unit from the villages around Pajut, joined by another SPLA forces deployed at Jale village of Bor County, and another force sent from the SPLA disarmament team in Jonglei are pursuing the raiders, Aguer said.

“It was followed by youth who are well armed, some are armed by spears, and few soldiers from the area. Now we were told that these few soldiers were joined force that was near Arial in Jale, and another two from the comp bodies were sent from the headquarters of disarmament”, said Aguer.

According to Aguer, who spoke directly with the head of disarmament force in Jonglei, Kuol Diem Kuol after the attack, the SPLA and youth pursuing the raiders and the cattle, were given orders do their best to following the cattle.

He urged the Jonglei State government and the local authorities to deploy the police and other organized forces to help the army in protecting the civilians and their properties.

Twice East County commissioner Dau Akoi, however, blamed the army for the attack, saying the two SPLA units deployed behind the cattle camp did not properly patrol the area to counteract the advancing forces of David Yau Yau in the area.

Akoi described the attack as more serious than previous attacks, considering the number of assailants and their organisation. He said the group were armed with many rifles, rocket launchers, [RPGs 7], PKM and the other machine guns.

He doubted whether SPLA pursuers would actually rescue the cattle, as they had spent Monday with without any significant result.

“The situation at the moment, the army is still perusing the cattle as they said, but we are not sure that the cattle can be recovered again”, said the commissioner.

The commissioner said the wounded victims of the attack were taken to Bor civil hospital for treatment.

A 25-year-old-man from Twice East told Sudan Tribune in Bor on Monday, that he condemned the attack, pointing out that it could prevent his plans to get marry his fiance in February.

Some of the stolen cows would have been used to pay the traditional bride price, he said.

(ST)

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  • 8 January 2013 07:29, by Jalaby

    Cattle raiding has become the full time job for the people of South Sudan after SPLA/M shut down the only source of food by stopping the oil and then waited for the sky to rain gold for them, unfortunately the sky sent them a heavy flood that washed away their crops either!
    People are conducting cattle raiding on a daily basis to survive and feed their kids!!

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    • 8 January 2013 07:53, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      It was not by now we are still raiding cattles,we are suspose to raid the Sudan plus the Jalaby who is still do not very aware of SPLA.how they can fight,Jalaby welcome to south Sudan and witness by yourself how SPLA soldiers do in the field.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 8 January 2013 09:53, by winny

      This issue of murle will not end because the state gov’t and the natioal gov’t take less concern about it, but it will results to different things later.they do came in small number in which they be so call cattle’s raiders to me i agrue the gov’t take serries action on this issue and to forget saying it is mainly for civilan only.

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    • 8 January 2013 17:27, by william mawien

      Gay jalaby cattle raiding is better than becoming a bagger you gay president wrote a letter begging the rich arab gulf??;;;; asking money from humble rich arab gulf ;;???;;;;;;by the way the arab gulf are rich like south sudan????;)

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    • 11 April 2013 02:57, by loua48eri

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  • 8 January 2013 07:32, by master

    SPLA very weak army if we can call it army
    hahaaaa

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  • 8 January 2013 07:37, by master

    blood pressure or yau yau pressure
    hahhaaaaaaa

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  • 8 January 2013 08:06, by Guandong

    False news,even the whole cattle of Bor can’t reach 80.000. if that has to be true that Yau-Yau knew where he was been badly accused by Kuol Manyang n his ppl who are happy w/n other tribes are killing themselves,then we thank God n said congra to trouble maker Bor. Go ahead Yau-Yau

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    • 8 January 2013 11:32, by michael coma

      Guondong
      What type of drum are you beating now?I hope the sound of drum you are beating will be hear in your village soon and sooner menth ting amur koth.Bor people do prays hard for the peace of all tribes in Jonglei state but you yourself prayed for the death of Buor but God himself knows his plans.We don’t care whether the number is less than what you have expected.

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      • 9 January 2013 15:29, by ngadodo

        michael coma, "you Dinka Bor" manipulating situation people you put one leg into presidency one leg into Murle massacre which one you going to choose my Dear! so iam sick of hearing you Dinka Bor Talking nonsenses always.

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  • 8 January 2013 08:12, by Guandong

    Kill them don’t leave even a wounde person bcoz they are the 1st causitive in our country. look this arogant Philip who has no sense of humanity whose mind turn w/n his ppl are killed but w/n others are killed he will not do any thing nor a report.

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    • 8 January 2013 10:52, by Peacocktail

      Condolences to the Life of Atem Apai and others who lost their precious life;s,I think the decision of removing Murle from South Sudan is VERY IMPORTANT,if they don’t want Peace then THEY MUST LEAVE the country for other to enjoy it. SPLA must kills all Murle rebels, Good news that the Cattles are recovers with less casualities. Persuit them to all the jungle where they Came from.SPLA oyeee

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  • 8 January 2013 09:36, by ngototbei banda

    Goundong,
    no one should celebrate the death of others, only a satanic hearted persons can rejoices when a blood of innocent lives has unjustifyly spilled. Although those kind of people live longer than the rightous ones be’cos they always refuels their souls with such excitement.However, their lives one day ends in painful death.So please! stop celebrating, be’caus what go around, come around

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    • 8 January 2013 18:13, by ngadodo

      No one took your cattle of"80,000” from Twice East County or anywhere else from Dinka Bor! I know what you mean about painfully deaths. We know if you create some things like that, then your mean something’s differences than that. Please don’t say there is somebody who celebrates your deaths.

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  • 8 January 2013 11:19, by Foxtail

    it’s very, very fucking unfortunate that some guys celebrate the death of the other south sudanese. the murle will one day face the music and will regret their killing forever.

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    • 8 January 2013 19:04, by ngadodo

      Foxtail, some of you celebrating Murle raider said all of them has been killed by SPLA than what you talked about? during atrocities done by Dinka Bor and Nuer lou last two years Ago, no even single SPLA HELPS Murle CIVILAINS because their said that, fights is for Civilians No SPLA goings to involves. So why in these time fights now if become to Dinka Bor SPLA more Activity involving with civilian

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  • 8 January 2013 14:08, by Northern Sudanese

    I love the way you south sudanese kill each other over cows loooooool

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    • 8 January 2013 15:11, by EES Kingmaker

      Northern Sudanese,
      The way you also deprive other Northern Sudanese like Nubas, Fur and black people of South Blue is evil, disheartening and inhuman. I advise that you should withdraw to secret zones of homosexual activities. By the way, who is the cock in Bashir’s nest?

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  • 8 January 2013 16:04, by JohnGarangFreedom

    My condolences to the deceased families and everybody who had lost his/her livelihood from Twi East Dinka (Twic East County), God help Twic Dinka people.
    And to you all these idiots below: Michael Coma, Guangdong, EES Kingmaker, etc. You folks are one eye crying, deceivers about this situation. There is no psychological name of yours so-called “Bor or Dinka Bor” here please. This Twic East County

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  • 8 January 2013 16:06, by JohnGarangFreedom

    being attacked; again, please it doesn’t be one eye crying wolf thing. People are become dumb with politics even they don’t give condolences to families who had lost lives and livetock about incident either.

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  • 8 January 2013 16:07, by JohnGarangFreedom

    My condolences to the deceased families and everybody who had lost his/her livelihood from Twi East Dinka (Twic East County), God help Twic Dinka people.
    And to you all these idiots below: Michael Coma, Guangdong, EES Kingmaker, etc. You folks are one eye crying, deceivers about this situation. There is no psychological name of yours so-called “Bor or Dinka Bor” here please.

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  • 8 January 2013 16:07, by JohnGarangFreedom

    This is Twic East County being attacked; again, please it doesn’t be one eye crying wolf thing. People are become dumb with politics even they don’t give condolences to families who had lost lives and livetock about incident either.

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  • 8 January 2013 18:20, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Johngarangfreedom: Nobody care about people dying like animal, so they don’t have to bother themselves give even condolences to families of the deceases or the livelihoods they have lost to these bloods thirty people. Also as my advice to you, please leave those hypocrites behind that tribal name at the movement.

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  • 8 January 2013 18:20, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Johngarangfreedom: Nobody care about people dying like animal, so they don’t have to bother themselves give even condolences to families of the deceases or the livelihoods they have lost to these bloods thirty people. Also as my advice to you, please leave those hypocrites behind that tribal name at the movement.

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  • 8 January 2013 18:20, by SouthSudaneseviews

    My condolences to the families’ love ones.

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  • 9 January 2013 07:31, by Foxtail

    dear Ngadodo,
    i think you’re blind or if atall you’re not blind then you’re mentally retardarded! the fact is that to revenge is just a good game for all of us, and the victim shall be the Murle in the long run. look at thing from the clearer views my friend otherwise you’re already on the wrong truck

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    • 9 January 2013 14:46, by ngadodo

      Look Foxtail, if Murle were finished, it has been happen since 1960S during Abel Allier and Javier NAHAMIR, ERA what you hope for it’s not going to be happen my dear!!

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