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Warrap-Unity launch joint police station to curb cattle raids

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February 1, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s Warrap and Unity states have opened a joint police station on their tense border to curb cattle raiding between neighbouring communities, which regularly results in the death of civilians.

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Warrap state Governor Nyandeng Malek and Twic County Commissioner Malek Riing, at the launch of a joint Unity-Warrap Police Patrol Station, February 2, 2013 (ST)

Speaking at the launch of the new border police station in Ajak Kuac, the governor Warrap state, Nyandeng Malek, said her administration was committed to protecting and safeguarding the lives and properties of citizens.

Malek, the only female governor in South Sudan was voted into office during the 2010 election, where she promised to implement more robust development plans, promote quality education and improve security in the state to usher in development.

However, South Sudan’s economic troubles - caused by the shutdown of oil production a year ago as a result of its post-independence disputes with Sudan - has meant that Malek and other counterparts have not been able to live up to the local peoples’ expectations.

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The new joint Unity-Warrap Police Patrol Station, February 2, 2013 (ST)

On Wednesday, Governor Malek said she will revisit the promises she made during her campaign period, but fell short of giving any timeline.

"I would like to let our people know that your government remains committed to protecting you and your properties. We have built this station to reduce fear of being raided and attacked," said Malek.

"The police force will be stationed here to provide security and monitor and take corrective measure to maintain law and order in the area”, she added.

Malek Riing, the Commissioner of Twic County commended the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for funding the construction of the station, describing it as a key step in beginning to fulfill pledges made during the 2010 election.

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Warrap state Governor Nyandeng Malek speaks to the media, February 2, 2013 (ST)

Cattle rustling and clashes over grazing and farm land are relatively common practices between communities in the border areas between Warrap and Unity state and often escalate with revenge attacks and cattle raiding.

(ST)

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  • 2 February 2013 07:17, by master

    she shall brake her promise

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  • 2 February 2013 07:19, by Badi Malawi

    Those who practise raiding is their addict ,it like hyena with meat, the same to fut lovers

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  • 2 February 2013 09:49, by Alier42

    Thanks for your good initiative.it will be a great achievement if it turns out to work.we still expect more good idea from you.

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  • 2 February 2013 10:14, by Jim K.

    That is a good step forward if they mean their words. But the media must talk us what is going on at this time. I heard that the civilians of these two states are on the move to attack one another.

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    • 2 February 2013 11:15, by allan

      Talk is cheap u are the part th problem u stupid whora
      wonder why government give such people a job

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  • 2 February 2013 11:24, by New Government

    Dear readers.
    Cattle raiders are not the problem, the main problem who arm these youth.To stop this, government should find the root of who and where these gun goes into the hand of the civilians.
    the blame goes on government they bring guns, they should know to how to control it why this failed?

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  • 2 February 2013 15:30, by Yic Aye Luel

    will foolish Nuer Cattle Raiders accept this? they will still attack other part of Warrap where there is not police station
    Nuer are not good people they don’t like people to be in peace, they like people to be in pieces.

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    • 2 February 2013 18:19, by nuer food lovers

      bro.yie Aye Luel,not that they don,t like peace,but they listen with eye not ears.they re like fly who die on the rotten pieces of feces.nuer love food,even when it is rotten they confised to die on.
      Nyadeng malek is brave woman,like Awut Deng Achuil more than a man.congragulation mama Nyadeng malek.u really sympethy to ur children of Ajac kuac.
      man don,t sympethy becozs they don,t bear the pain.

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      • 2 February 2013 19:16, by julia

        mama Nyandeng Malek ,thank u mama for ur courageous to protec people of Ajak kuac from imbecile,badgers nuer with motto,die on food. ur counterpart Taban will stand by u.he is anti-triaters(nyigateen)

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  • 2 February 2013 19:23, by marie

    This same police would be the cause of insecurity in the state. They are the ones killing and robbing people in towns. What would you expect from them, since most of them are integrated from militias.

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  • 3 February 2013 01:14, by Jim K.

    What do you think peace should come to South Sudan; when people like you, Yic Aye Luel & what so call nuer food lovers and the like, are still exists in that community. This is proving that little informal education is worse than being an illiterate. This lack of intellectual capacity among South Sudanese intellectual society is often what let them down. But be aware that the consequences.

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  • 3 February 2013 01:18, by Jim K.

    of this stupidity will one day come back to you where directly or indirectly.

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    • 3 February 2013 04:44, by julia

      jim.k
      wash ur english first.it is hogwash son nyakuoth.the dirty woman in s.sudan.

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  • 3 February 2013 05:31, by Jim K.

    Julia! I known that’s a female name, but that’s exactly what I have said; this nation will never be in peace if people, even women could jump up to insults instead of reasoning. We are in trouble believed or not.

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    • 3 February 2013 05:37, by julia

      jim.k
      am insulting u instead advicing u to refrain from dirty duties like cattle raiders.that one was the gay northern sudan war tactic against Dinkas,but Nuer took it foolishly as a way of acquiring wealthy.
      Ur comment prove ur imbecile.

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  • 3 February 2013 06:44, by Jim K.

    Julia, I think I will leave it for you buddy. It’s unfair to argue with Vitim. I’m sorry.

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    • 3 February 2013 18:17, by julia

      jim.k who is the victim me or u?
      Am not ur type fool!
      Correction,victim is victim not vitim.
      nuer re the worse cattle raiders follow by murlei.
      The hell is near to nuer.
      Riek machar was yesterday saying that wish man can apologies to his mess victim if SPLM can give him a tick to contest post coming election, what of salva kiir?should we banne him? (retire)

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