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Lou-Nuer chiefs criticise Juba for not protecting civilians


February 18, 2013 (JUBA) – Chiefs from the Lou-Nuer community of Walgak payam in Akobo county have criticised the government for not doing enough to protect their vulnerable disarmed populations in South Sudan’s Jonglei state.

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South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar speaking to population in Walgak, Akobo county Jonglei, on Feb. 17 2013 (ST)

A group of uniformed rebels loyal to David Yauyau, joined with suspected armed Murle youth, intercepted and killed 104 civilians, mostly women and children, while they were on their seasonal migration to water sources north of Akobo county.

Fourteen soldiers belonging to the South Sudanese army (SPLA) also died in the attack while trying to repel the attackers.

Many more civilians were also wounded in the surprise attack and thousands were displaced, with many forced into neighbouring Upper Nile state, prompting fears of humanitarian disaster in the area.

On Sunday, South Sudan’s Vice-President Riek Machar led a high-level security and humanitarian delegation to the scene of the attack where they paid their condolences to the bereaved families and reassured the affected populations of the government’s commitment to disarm all the civil populations in the state.

The community has been disarmed many times and successfully, they said, but left vulnerable to the repeated attacks by the heavily armed roaming neighbouring youth of the Murle community.

The first attempt to disarm another section of the Lou-Nuer in Uror County in 2006 was bloody and resulted in to the loss of more than 500 people on both sides.

During the visit of the Vice-President to Walgak, chiefs and elders in the area expressed anger over what they said was government’s negligence, which left them vulnerable to the “defying” armed Murle community and Yauyau’s rebel militia.

“We listened to the government and accepted disarmament but we unfortunately fall victim to the defying Murle community which has refused to disarm,” an elder told the Vice-President.

In December last year Machar traveled to Lukangol after an attack on the area by Luo-Nuer youth to try to persuade them not to continue their incursion into Pibor county, which they said was to disarm the Murle and return women and children abducted in previous raids.

Despite giving assurances to Machar, the 6,000 strong group entered deeper into Pibor attacking the county headquarters and many other areas. They are thought to have acquired arms from rebels linked to the late George Athor.

The incursion into Pibor and reprisal attacks by the Murle displaced 140,000 people, according to the United Nations, triggering a humanitarian crisis. The Luo Nuer’s 12-day revenge attack, which spanned from December 2011 to January 2012, was the largest and most prominent of a series of clashes between the Murle and other ethnic groups that killed over 2,000 people in 2011 and 2012.

President Salva Kiir responded by deploying 15,000 extra soldiers and police to the region in March last year to disarm all communities in the state. The forces collected over 10,000 weapons but some groups avoiding handing over their weapons such hid their weapons or registered major successes in disarming other communities, but continue to face resistance in Murle areas.

In June last year UN released a report calling on the government to investigate cases of alleged human rights violations carried out by members of South Sudan’s armed forced during the operation.

Abductions of women and children, the destruction of homes and the displacement of thousands of civilians are common dynamics of the conflict a report, compiled by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) found in June 2012.

In May 2012 the six main Jonglei tribes signed a peace deal to end the cycle of ethnic violence in the area. However, some groups have avoided the process and Yauyau’s rebellion continues in Pibor County.


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  • 19 February 2013 05:22, by master

    what mystified me always the victim were/are women and childern that means the men and youth always run away
    shame on them

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    • 19 February 2013 05:57, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Dear Lou Nuer!! don’t regret from Machar wards the plan for those who kill you is going a haed, just think for what to do befor march,April and may. the goverment is not happy to u Lou or Nuer in general.
      look how many disarment took place in Nuer land, while no single ful disarment in Murle and Bor land, sure now that gov,t need another more attack to completing u agian.think deeply don’t slee

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    • 19 February 2013 07:01, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Bastard, you are dumb idiot with open ass, go solve your own mass in your fake country called Khartoum since you don’t have villages in Sudan, you are fake dumb stupid and home sexually hypocrite who live on lie and blood of dead, where you ful eating meat of those killed by your brother dirty murle in salivary or what? Go and clean your ass with ur hands, in Khartoum dumb dirty boy,

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    • 19 February 2013 07:12, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      18 Thousand guns were collected from Lou Nuer Youth in 2012 while only 400 old AK47 were handed to SPLA by Murle elders, Murle youth refused to submit their guns to SPLA and now David Yauyau supplied them with modern AK47 guns.
      Ask any soldier now, in Pibor he will tell you that the guns they captured from David Yauyau are the guns Al-qaeda are using in Afganstan, so David Yauyau is the Al-qaeda

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    • 19 February 2013 15:30, by jubaone

      Thank you. Just runaways and cowards who spend most of their time sitting idly under trees in Juba and drinking tea the whole day, while their defenceless women were mowed down by Murles. So you speak of the fearless Nuer??? they can go after the Murles with sticks.

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  • 19 February 2013 05:28, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Yes, i do agree with chiefs statement, Juba administration is face away out of venurable citizens for their affected reasons like randomly death, hunger strike and frequent attack by rebel of Yau Yau and cattle raiders in the region.

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    • 19 February 2013 06:50, by Jonglie

      Hello Ayuiu,
      Who is the government in Juba you are talking about. Lou Nuer had the highest and very important seets in running GoSS. In other word, they are controling the government, they arm you and give you ammunition, yet you crynow for not being cared for, whom are you crying for help.You killed the Murlie and now you are being killed and the cycle continues. I hate killing.

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  • 19 February 2013 05:38, by Son of Ngundeng

    this was unless visit by the vice president coming time we don’t need koul macieth to go to the area of lou nuer.

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  • 19 February 2013 05:48, by panda

    Riak do go there when ever Nuer are been attacked but he is leaders of all South Sudan including Murle and Bor.Being a leader of all people belong to you.How many time Bor people been killed did he vist the affected areas in Bor.Riak Machar Visted to Akobo will make no different.

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    • 19 February 2013 06:10, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Padan please no mass killed in Bor like what was happen in Lou Nuer areas, Uror, Akobo east ( Nyadiit and Mareng)and Akobo west Walgak. One day killed was not count in Lou areas that can killed ten people or five is not count.
      Lou cries for big attack that can killed more then 100 people or more then 600 like Uror mass killed.
      Just listen news well Dear.

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    • 19 February 2013 11:36, by wang

      Shut up panda,
      Where you born last night!
      Riek was set his life on fire last year when he was saving criminal Murle from Lou.
      Coming to back to Jonglei at this time was your criminal Kuol ideas.
      Lou don’t wanted him to lane his foots on their land

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      • 19 February 2013 21:15, by panom lualbil

        People without reputation shouldnt pop in and tell shit with their nasty mouths of sucking Arab’s dick b4 others, that why this inter-conflict wont ever stop. Of course, Riak must be ashame for introducing tribalism.

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  • 19 February 2013 06:11, by Jonglie

    "Last year Machar thwarted an organized revenge attack on Murle by 12,000 heavily armed youth of Lou-Nuer who accused the government of failure to disarm the neighbouring tribe."
    Where has these weapon arms gone. Both Lou Nuer & Murlei must be disarmmed immediatly to bring peace in the area. Lou Nuer chiefs and Murlei chiefs should coporate to bring the assialant to law..

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    • 19 February 2013 06:38, by Naath Raani

      Dear all readers,
      At this point, there is not compromise between Lou Nuer and Murles. Who will brings that reconcilation between those two communities while the gov. of South Sudan is very slow to deal with the security. I think Lou Nuer community is a victim to the government. Lou are isolated by the Government but still stay strong. Let others communities laugh to Lou Nuer especially Dinka!!!

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  • 19 February 2013 07:09, by NO PEACE

    Very good move president machar.

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  • 19 February 2013 07:30, by barbayo

    Yau Yau be supported by internal and external malitias include Equatorian particular Centtral Equatoria people, they done want peace be in South Sudan ,

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    • 19 February 2013 10:01, by EES Kingmaker

      Equatoria or CES can’t be part and parcel of that endless tribal mayhem. We can’t stoop too low on Jonglei-styled politics of tribe against tribe for no acceptable cause. We are too mature for this senseless killings of the innocent and the weak.

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    • 19 February 2013 15:38, by jubaone

      Just imagine Equatoria joining these anarchsist and having some Yau Yau, then there would be no South Sudan at all. Lakes, UN, Jonglei, WBG states all chaos, anarchy and deprivation. Equatoria is too intelligent for such scum.

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  • 19 February 2013 07:41, by Foxtail

    I don’t think Lou-nuer are ever trusted than the Murle. the only different is, Murle is a naive and uncivilised community. they don’t know what’s going around the universe. probably, it’s the year 1901 according to their calender and perhaps today would be friday or sunday in murle land. absolutely, these guys are total idiots. they’re no people. you can kill them in 1000s but still nothing

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  • 19 February 2013 07:41, by Foxtail

    I don’t think Lou-nuer are ever trusted than the Murle. the only different is, Murle is a naive and uncivilised community. they don’t know what’s going around the universe. probably, it’s the year 1901 according to their calender and perhaps today would be friday or sunday in murle land. absolutely, these guys are total idiots. they’re no people. you can kill them in 1000s but still nothing

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  • 19 February 2013 07:48, by Pif Paf

    SPLM is for Dinka only. If murle attack dinka then SPLM will make an effort to pursue them, thats why murle always attack poor nuer. The only solution to south problems is to either change tribal based SPLM or to consider Yau Yau demand because as SPLA said recently they cannot chase Yau Yau. Maybe Dinka government is using Yau Yau to revenge for Bor Massacre.

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  • 19 February 2013 08:00, by cbuongdit cholkua

    Dear readers and all on this forum especially JUNUBIIN, killing such a huge number of people should not be taken as a jok.These people are our own and they valuable to our society as whole; it doesn’t matter we have the past, it shouldn’t be a high morale to others we should greif together Lou-nuer community as one people. And totally agree with those chiefs, our govt is doing nothing but just

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  • 19 February 2013 08:11, by cbuongdit cholkua

    sitting watching its own people dying,shame on that vice-president. 104 is outragous to our community, it would have been better if that was the Arabs. Iam not even Nuer by tribe but that is the heart felt.

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  • 19 February 2013 08:12, by barbayo

    South Sudan become a Country by blood not talking alone, Equatorian declear the war against seven states of South Sudan as call them as the land garabbing and they forget this land came through blood.

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    • 19 February 2013 15:06, by EES Kingmaker

      I agree with you to some extent. This country came as a result of blood sacrifices in two wars. We are now a nation, for long shall we remain without good laws that regulate our lives? Getting a country does not mean we march and use jungle laws to acquire land or anything. Getting land without following laws is landgrabbing. Why are non-Equatorians involved in this prestine exercise?

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  • 19 February 2013 08:37, by cbuongdit cholkua

    And you Pif poop, this is south problem, it shouldn’t concerns you that much. you needs to be more dubiuos about your own dumbass country affairs. Something is on the way coming to your ass very soon like hurricane

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  • 19 February 2013 08:49, by Son of Ngundeng

    what i know,and what will be the solution the Lou Nuer will form the movement agains Murle very soon,
    and then we will see if the (GOSS) Government Of Self Service will stop us of attacking the Mur and Liel
    if we dicide that, no any insect like dinka Bor and Mur Liel to live in Jonglei Area we can be able to do it so,

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  • 19 February 2013 09:49, by Foxtail

    pif paf and son Ngundeng, you both are disgrace to your parents. reason being that, it,s total stupid and unacceptable for a tribe to have a militia operating in a sovergnity state or mobilised a tribe against tribe.
    i know, Dr. Riek planted this situation but that cost him alot and he regret that

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    • 19 February 2013 13:49, by Pif Paf

      Its unacceptable for a government handpick a disarmament campaign. GOSS should either disarm Yau Yau or agree to his demand if they can’t disarm him. They should also stop harboring SRF rebels to create a climate of peace between Sudan & S.Sudan. These all must be done simultaneously otherwise S.Sudan will collapse. Murle refuse to disarm because SPLM cant guarantee their safety only dinka safety.

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  • 19 February 2013 10:53, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    If Lou Nuer resign from SPLA/M some tribes will disappears in South and there will be no government to be call GOSS agian.
    Lou Nuer respected the Government and GOSS have big plan to kill them totolly.

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  • 19 February 2013 11:18, by wang

    Wish I was at that fake meeting, Dr. Riek and his that useless Dinka boy bodyguard so called governor Kuol shall faces a very pains personals questions.

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  • 19 February 2013 11:22, by wang

    To Lou youth, it is not the end of the Lou-Nuer on this Kiir and govenor Kuol planet. We will acquire new guns against from late late George Athor’s forces and Lam Akol Militia. Murle will soon regret on that attackd they have carried out on Lou and would fight to anyone who might dare try to stop us and recuse them from Lou.

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    • 19 February 2013 21:26, by panom lualbil

      Since this was murle who fuck nuer up, what made you brought Dinka into it? David Yauyau should hurry up slaying those chicken b4 spla becos this was all about FOOT PRINT of ur useless leader RIAK MACHAR.

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  • 19 February 2013 11:52, by Foxtail

    you are cowardice. you can’t even fight. why do you write shit? man, you respect your ass otherwise inciting the nomad nuer to do crazy thing will only affect your mother and remember, you are in diaspora. so internet war willnever come to reality

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    • 19 February 2013 12:24, by wang

      Foxtail shit,
      What are differences b/t your shits you had written above compared Nuer/Murle and mine? And what do you meant by, you don’t think Lou-Nuer are ever trusted than the Murle? Murle plus helps of those criminal Dinka did murdered Lou civilians if that what you are denying. If you still doubt it, asking your criminal governor Kuol. Fuck you Foxtail shit, and you are dumber person I ever

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    • 19 February 2013 12:28, by Nuer Empire

      It has come to my attention that the Dinka led gov’t will finish our population through Murle whom they refuse to disarm like they did peacefully to Lou Nuer.They are enjoying the death of Lou Nuer population watching it like a football match.The only difference is that,the former has no referee,but the later has.Of course the useless Dinka and Kiir gov’t is the referee favouring the death of non

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      • 19 February 2013 12:36, by Nuer Empire

        Of course the useless Dinka and Kiir ’s gov’t is favoring the deaths of non Dinka population especially in the Nuer Empire.Wow! Let them enjoy their power and celebrate their power achievements and we enjoy our death have to mourn for our deaths when it comes as it is a chronic.Everything has its comes and ends,we will come into being one day.
        The Nuer Empire

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        • 19 February 2013 13:41, by Pif Paf

          I doubt that !!

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          • 19 February 2013 17:31, by Nuer Empire

            Pif Paf:What are you talking about?

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  • 19 February 2013 12:26, by wang

    Fuck you Foxtail shit, and you are dumber person I ever meet on this forum. What making think Lou would have made up something like that?

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  • 19 February 2013 12:32, by wang

    Fuck you Foxtail shit, and you are dumber person I ever meet on this forum. What make you think Lou would have made up something like that?

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  • 19 February 2013 13:02, by Foxtail

    you see, you’re purely a tribal extremist. there is no Dinka led government in s.sudan. what is disturbing you is just your rebel minded atitude otherwise those who are affected by your ignorance are innocent civilians. Dinka will never celebrate any kind of killing in this country, because we suffered for peace in S.sudan. you guys are still slaves in mind.

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    • 19 February 2013 13:23, by wang

      Who you are trying to fool here, of course everyone which can identify herself/his as Dinka decedents are always celebrating Nuer deaths. Dinka in general are worldwide well-known as a tribalism ethics group in Sudan, not only in South

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      • 19 February 2013 13:37, by Foxtail

        I never told you am from Dinka but because you’re brainless, I want you to understand the whole truth. that South Sudan is not for a tribe. it’s for all of us, the citizens of this country. remember, Dinka liberated you from the common enemy which was your friend during the war. you lost when Riek defected from SPLM and I don’t know why you don’t fell ashame.

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        • 19 February 2013 17:52, by Nuer Empire

          In 2006,300 Lou Nuer civilians were killed by SPLA during disarment process in Uror and Nyirol counties.In 2009,180 were killed in Mareng,North western Akobo by Murle.In 2011 780 were killed in Uror County by Murle.In 2012,5oo were killed in Eastern Akobo by Murle.In 2013 118 + 14 SPLA soldiers were killed by Murle.We Lou Nuer enjoy only deaths in the new nation!
          The Nuer Empire

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          • 19 February 2013 19:07, by Nuer Empire

            People are insulting us now that we are useless people especially our cousins/Dengka.We are very proud to show the way to Bilpam.No one shall deny it.
            The Nuer Empire

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  • 19 February 2013 18:07, by SouthSudaneseviews
  • 19 February 2013 18:08, by SouthSudaneseviews
    • 19 February 2013 19:15, by Nuer Empire

      SouthSudanView:It has no relation with the Lou Nuer mass killings

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      • 19 February 2013 20:35, by julia

        Nuer Food Empire .
        It is becozs u Nuer re simply trap for with food.how can that u Number die in an ambush by some tiny murle rebel. Me myself in 1969 i was aboy in cattle camp.when NIF sponsered murhalin raided my wut (cattle)some young men in the camp were only having spears but we didn,t loosed that number.there may be hidden pact.

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        • 19 February 2013 21:01, by julia

          by the way how is ur rotten foreskin with oduor smelling penis boy.
          Am a man not woman u claim!let me circumicis u ,u would be better of plse. Look at this fool,illiterate called kim deng,who will even allow u a single minute fight murle?unless it going to be nuer food loving leadership leave alone three months.

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        • 20 February 2013 07:08, by Nuer Empire

          Julial:You were in Refugee camp seeking free foods from UNHCR.

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  • 19 February 2013 20:44, by Kim Deng

    These killings will never stop unless the Mighty Nuer Warriors of Lou Nuer and the very tiny Murle are given at least three months to resolve their issues in warfields.
    Until the Mighty Nuer Warriors occupy the Murleland for good as they did to coward Anyuakl, Burunl..., the Murle will never stop their cowardice tactics of hit and run.

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    • 19 February 2013 21:16, by Jonglie

      The only solution for Lou to avoid killings, let them evacuate Akobo and leave for mighty Jebe..

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  • 19 February 2013 23:53, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Nuer Empire, my link below is linking to Jonglei State issues of tribes’ conflicts. I think you didn’t read it.

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  • 20 February 2013 00:02, by JohnGarangFreedom

    I think South Sudanese politicians need to stop talk and talk. Solution is the only urgently needs in Jonglei State six tribes of Dinka, Nuer, Murle, Jie, Anyuak, and Kachipo.

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  • 20 February 2013 03:07, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    I have felt with great regreting for the death which was going on in our beloved country Southern Sudan.The government Southern Sudan should feeds this situation with really protection,that people of Southern Sudan should feel secure and protected from any threat which is disturbancing their standard of living.Whoever aganist Southern Sudan development,he is an enemy and he should be drive off!.

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