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Three die in raids on Unity state by Sudanese nomads

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By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

February 21, 2013 (BENTIU) - South Sudan’s Unity state on Thursday accused nomadic groups from the Sudanese state of South Kordofan of launching a series of cross-border attacks on its Parieng and Mayom counties, killing three people. Two people are still missing after the attacks.

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Unity state cattle recovered from Warrap rustlers in South Sudan, 11 September 2011 (ST)

In Parieng county two people were allegedly killed on 19 February by members of the Chenaabela tribe from South Kordofan, who stole grain and carried it away on camels and donkeys.

On 20 February, witnesses say that members of the Awlad Amaran clan of the Misseriya tribe attacked Nyakong cattle camp in Mayom county, killing one person and taking 745 head of cattle.

Nomads from the Chenaabela group also attacked Pangook village of the Gumriak payam [district] in Parieng county on Wednesday, taking grain from residents, officials in the area said.

Peter Makuach Demiabek, a local MP representing constituency No: 2 of Jamjang, says the raiders came in a large number with camels and donkeys to carry away the stolen produce.

He said that the raiders are alleged to have come from Talodi in South Kordofan, only took the grain after they were unable to find cattle.

The local MP urged county authorities to deploy more security forces to the area in order to curb raids from Sudanese nomads.

In response to Wednesday’s attack on Mayom county, which killed one person, young men chased the attackers, killing two of them, they claim.

Peter Dak Khan, an MP who represents Mayom, says the looted cattle have not been returned and denied that youth from his area crossed the international border when pursuing the Sudanese nomads back into South Kordofan.

“There was nothing like that. [The] Misseriya attack [on the] Mayom community and those who were killed or wounded from Misseriya were killed in self-defence by the youths of Mayom county”, said Khan.

Last year, following South Sudan’s independence in 2011, the Bul-Nuer of Unity state and the Misseriya inked several agreements to allow Sudanese nomads to trade and cattle graze their cattle in South Sudan.

According to previous talks the chiefs from both sides agreed that any violations of these treaties will require compensation to be paid to the affected communities by the group responsible.

Khan said that the Misseriya communities in Mayom town will have a role to play in normalising relations by helping to ensure stolen cattle is returned to their owners.

“The business people that are residing in Mayom town with the community are working [so] that the cows that were taken by Misseriya should be collected and returned to their owners and peace should return to the community of Mayom and also the community of Misseriya”, Khan said.

The community in Mayom county say they will still respect the agreement reached between Bul-Nuer and Misseriya and have expressed surprise over the raids.

Mayom county authorities are urging young men from the area not to respond to the incident with further violence and to join negotiations with Misseriya chiefs in order for the stolen cattle to be returned.

(ST)

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  • 23 February 2013 02:17, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Those nomadic tribes are being used by NCP. Be careful South Sudan government handling them. Don’t handle lightly, please.

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    • 23 February 2013 04:33, by Nuer Empire

      SPLA should deal with them.They are considered as civilians to another civilians,but Mesiriya are not south Sudanese national or civilians.They are just bunch of homeless people roaming everywhere.Death to them.
      The Nuere Empire

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      • 23 February 2013 05:14, by master

        nuer hole
        your SPLA understood heglig lesson very well and they will never go there but i suggest you and likes go to kill them if you dare

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        • 23 February 2013 05:41, by julia

          u people u believe this Nuer food reporter called Taban Banfiacio.
          How can messiriay come and take away that huge number of cattle deep inside unity state ,leaving behind SPLA in kaikang,Bong,tomor.or u mean SPLA were coward to control the Arab normad movement. Here u say they raided grains from Panrieng,when they didn,t cattle u mean there is no cattle in Panrieng.u food begging for food,nuer .

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          • 23 February 2013 06:42, by Nuer Empire

            Juliel:You are an idiot! Don’t you eat food? In local cafe,you(Dinka) call two or three dishes infront of many people without shames! Tell me if this is not a love of food.Don’t impose your characters(love of food)on Nuer.In our culture,when you are chewing on both sides of your teeth you are totally chuer!Most of like eating fatty meat and become fats and dirty! Shame on u!
            The Nuer Empire

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            • 23 February 2013 11:37, by julia

              pls Nuer food loving empire.am not ur type.yes i eat food but not my daily motto as Nuer do.
              Pls close ur trawling munching mouth,it is very dirty with odour smelling even in the web.here.
              Am well brought up child,my father fought in the liberation in of sudan ie mahdi revolution along with Tokmac Deng Tokmac (Ali Abdallatif)from greater Yirol. The patieaf wing of mahdi revolution.

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          • 23 February 2013 11:34, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

            Pangook is one of Gumriak Payam of Panrieng County.It is in Ngabule farming Scheme that bordering Toladi of Southern Kordufan.They don’t bother keeping cattle so only sorghum.

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            • 23 February 2013 11:49, by julia

              michael miyom minyiel.
              U mean their is Pangook in parieng as it is in Biemnom,also u have panyang as it is in Biemnom.
              But some time i see different between panaruu with people of Ruweng in Biemnom,could u plse be realistic to make the forum clear about the long arguement between Dharcep miyar Dharcep from Biemnom &Chol the great from Parieng about the name Ruweng?

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              • 23 February 2013 12:29, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

                Yea julie,there are about three Pangook(s) in Panrieng county and there are two Panyang(s) also in Panrieng.The people of Abiemnom (Aloor people)and Panrieng (Panaruu people) are one family only distance keeps them apart and they are main descendents of greater Ruweng.The same dialect and way of life.

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                • 23 February 2013 13:44, by DHARCHEP

                  Mr.Micheal Miyom Minyiel,
                  Please be straight forward. I believe if I sit with you and negotiate about Ruweng, then I think you will not be able to fulfill or support your argument. Truth matter to everyone. To me there is nothing such much to debate, but I don’t lie in my life.You people of Dinka Panaruu stop spreading lies to everyone in this website.Do you know LOOI WOCH AYUEL and JAU JIEL?

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              • 23 February 2013 12:49, by DHARCHEP

                Dear Julia,
                You are completely right in your comment.I believe you are really aminded person who think back about the past events, and Such people like you are the people who need to lead the people rather than a "boneheaded person.You are my leader wherever you are.In Unity State, there are only two Dinka namely:Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom sometime it is called Aloor, and Dinka Panaruu of Panrieng.

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                • 23 February 2013 12:59, by DHARCHEP

                  Part to the article: The matter here is that Dinka Panaruu of Panrieng county were fooled by their leader Benjamin Mijak Dau that they are Ruweng, but in reality they are not called Ruweng. I myself who is from Unity State, Nuer called Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom as "JAANG RUWEENG" as well as Nuer call Dinka Panaruu as "JAANG BILKUEI. I believe no one from Dinka Panaruu will deny that.

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                  • 23 February 2013 13:10, by DHARCHEP

                    Part to the article:In your sentence it is true that we do have Panyang in Ruweng of Biemnom County and that is true. Dinka Panaruu are just attachers in everything. Look for example, they name TOOR ALIINY as Panthou. Aliiny is an elder man from MIJUAN CLAN of Dinka Ruweng. I don’t know how Dinka Panaruu come up with that name call Panthou. I know it is because of OIL.

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                    • 23 February 2013 13:18, by DHARCHEP

                      I myself who wrote this article to you I know Panthou very well.Panthou is too far away from Heglig. But as a fact, many people of Dinka Panaruu are absent minded and boneheaded.They don’t know how to fight for the facts.Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom consist of Six clans namely: Mijuan, Amaal, Manteng, NgongChill, Abaang and Thiyeer.Heglig is a teritory of NgongChill and Manteeng.

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                      • 23 February 2013 13:29, by DHARCHEP

                        Manteeng and NgongChill clans bordened one of the Clan called Achaak of Dinka Ngok of Abyei.Dinka Panaruu people need orientation or consultation on how to stop telling bias to the media. Last time they wrote an article saying Ruweng North(Panrieng) Ruweng South(Panrieng) Ruweng East, Panrieng and Ruweng West(Biemnom).In Biemnom, don’t we have South, East, and North?

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                        • 23 February 2013 13:34, by DHARCHEP

                          I believe South, East, and North are in everywhere in South Sudan. I don’t know why North, South and East are located only in Panaruu and not the other areas in South Sudan. It is a big shame to all Dinka to leave their name Panaruu and called themselves Ruweng. Should anyone have comment in my articles write me at ruwengbiemnom@rocketmail.com or mijuanthiyeer@yahoo.com
                          Dharchep Miyar Dharchep.

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                          • 23 February 2013 21:54, by julia

                            oh mr.Dharcep.
                            How re u bro?i like&appreciate ur comment,usually admired it.
                            Am also from Biemnom,panyang&Awiela boma.
                            I didn,t ask the question for bad,but some guys here in south sudan who called themselves a liberators like to grab people who don,t have corrupt cammanders land like people of Abyei.wish u happy new yr 2013with ur family.

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      • 23 February 2013 06:31, by Nuer Empire

        These useless Mesiriya must be stopped with their uggly cattle hybrids roaming everywhere in South Sudan,There is no where that these uggly Mesiriya be allowed.Their cattle will just be dying in their desert zone there which lacks grasses.Otherwise life will not be easy for them there.
        The Nuer Empire

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      • 23 February 2013 07:22, by Paul

        Again, this a matter of national security. The nomads are not south sudanese citizen and therefore have entered a different country illegally n posed a threat on civilians. What is GOSS going to do about this? What if they were SAF special forces, couldn’t they have entered Bentiu and attack the country from within without notice???? urgh!!

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    • 23 February 2013 06:31, by Tong dut

      Gonglei,lakes state and Unity state are the truely killers in south sudan,they are more useles them arabs jalaba,
      Go and kill jalaba then your southerner brother for his properts, death to you killers.

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    • 23 February 2013 06:50, by Tong dut

      Those nomadic are just like cattle,life of cattle is very important then their life.
      Let the GOSS or SPLA take all cattle for the new war which will take place soon.
      Or all cattle most be kill all over south sudan, so that life of people may be save.

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  • 23 February 2013 06:41, by sudani ana

    These are revenge attacks because SPLA (south) has been raiding border areas recently looting large herds of cattle and murdering numerous Sudanese civilians. Sudan Tribune should report the whole story.

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    • 23 February 2013 06:56, by master

      sudani ana
      we know that and this is real reason for missaria raids

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    • 23 February 2013 08:13, by Nibs

      Sudan anus,
      Revenge attack! Where do u get your news? You really should be a comedian,if you’re not one already.

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  • 14 March 2013 22:45, by jauhis

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