Home | News    Tuesday 4 June 2013

South Sudanese opposition call for people of Abyei to be armed


June 3, 2013 (JUBA) - The leader of the minority group in South Sudan’s parliament has called for handing over the disputed region of Abyei to the United Nations in order to be able to conduct the referendum for the area, while also recommending that the local population be armed to defend themselves.

JPEG - 30.4 kb
FILE - A UNMIS peacekeeper patrol in Abyei (AP Photo/Tim Freccia)

Anyoti Adigo, the leader of the minority group in the house on the ticket of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) made three alternative proposals to resolving the conflict between South Sudan and Sudan.

“The issue of Abyei is becoming a concern. The two parties are not able to agree. The two presidents have met several times in different places including here in Juba and they did not reach any understanding to the resolve the issue. So we are proposing the way forward. One of our proposals is to hand over the region to the African union and the United Nations. We want the African union and the United Nations to take full responsibility so that they can conduct referendum and disarm any group holding weapons in the area”, Adigo told reporters Monday.

He said the natives of Abyei from the Dinka Ngok tribe, including those holding top-level positions in the government of the republic of South Sudan should go to the area and be with the people there on the ground.

“We also want the people of Abyei, including those holding senior government positions, the ministers, business groups, members of the civil society organisations and other group to go the area and be with the people there on the ground. The local people should be armed because the government of Khartoum is arming Misseriya. These guns should be used for defend”, he said.

The senior member of the country’s second largest opposing party, said Chief Kuol Deng Kuol was killed because did not feel total responsibility and that was why it decided to negotiate.

“Abyei will not be the first place to be given the United Nations. There have been other places in the world given to the United Nations to run when the parties to the conflict like this case between Sudan and the South Sudan have failed to reach an understanding”, he said.

Khartoum and Juba failed to reach a compromise on the formation of an interim administration or on the organisation of a referendum on self-determination.

The region, which is part of the Sudan, had initially to vote in January 2011 to decide whether they want to joint South Sudan or to keep their current situation. But the two parties failed on who can participate in this process.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 4 June 2013 07:16, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Army them to do what?
    South sudan MPs are failed to do their work in their constituencies.

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 07:37, by Dinkawarrior

      This is a propaganda of the SPLM/D.C. I don’t believed in D/C, because they’re the same enemies.

      repondre message

      • 4 June 2013 08:49, by Mi diit

        Where are the Ngok Dinka youth to be armed. Where are their brave leaders to lead on the ground in Abyei. I believe Dinka Ngok are the weakest section of Dinka community. They only like loitering and interfering in others affairs. They can’t fight like men for their land. They depend on others.

        repondre message

      • 4 June 2013 13:15, by Dinkawarrior

        SPLM-D/C means Some People Left the Movement and it was a Disease Caused of delay. It’s a truly definition because some people like Dr. Cieth Holocaust Traitor Machar was the cause of death and destruction of SPLM/A which is Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and Army. So please don’t tell me shit about the Diseases Caused of delay.

        repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 09:11, by Greater-Equatoria-Region

      Yes arm them to fight for their land. Start it with Deng Alor and Pieng Deng. These guys have been enjoying in South Sudan while their people are dying in the hands of NCP Messiriya. We Greater Equatoria Region support the armament initiative of the Abyei youths. We love our people and we hate watching them dying. Arm them immediately...

      repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 07:21, by LL Reuben

    Mr. Adigo is right on this one. "The Misseriya drink water the government in Khartoum drink oil" that’s a quote from late great chief Deng Koul and so indeed should the Abyei people be given tools to protect themselves from Misseriya, and the evil organization called UN should be hold accountable to fulfill their mandate as suggested by Onyoti.

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 08:49, by Big Boy

      Eh,do you think abyei people’s are not arm like Misseriya, they are ram too! but no full support Resource you should not be enjoying luxurious hotels and claim to be fighters. Abyei has never contributed with one heart. Now, those of Atem Fiyen and Ayom Matet are still with Khartoum claiming that they are Sudanese citizen and you, the clan of Pajok are here. Why don’t you reconcile the different v

      repondre message

      • 4 June 2013 08:53, by Big Boy

        Why don’t you reconcile the different voices of Abyei? Or you mean your presence here to be a source of looting? Deng Alor/Pieng/Luka Biong they are seeking help outsider world and feeding their children with abyei denotion..with their weakest regime Kiir government...so splm/dc oyee...suna oyee splm fall down down...

        repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 07:27, by Dinkawarrior

    Definitely, they need to arms in order for them to protect themselves. Those homeless called messeria will never and ever be allowing to step their feet into the Land.

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 12:32, by Peacocktail

      This is meaningless qarrum, Hon. Adigo wanted all Ngok Dinka civilians to be kills in Abyei civil wars. Yes the agenda of SPLM-DC are hereforth manifested by Hon. Adigo, No tribe to be armed to dealt with another State owned Militias as means of Security provision. SPLA and other security apparatus are capable of securing Ngok people from Massacres. Big No to Weapons provision to Civilians in Abye

      repondre message

      • 4 June 2013 21:50, by Abyei Soil

        Honorable Anyoti Adigo has an opinion but he should direct his claim to UN Forces who are patrolling Abyei right now, UN Dont allow a Dinka men to move with gun or any sort of weapon in Abyei. He should first tell the un to stop that or visit Abyei himself to see what’s happening here. Misseriya do have guns no doubt about that, un is there seeing them, stop hypocrecy.

        repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 12:33, by Peacocktail

      This is meaningless qarrum, Hon. Adigo wanted all Ngok Dinka civilians to be kills in Abyei civil wars. Yes the agenda of SPLM-DC are hereforth manifested by Hon. Adigo, No tribe to be armed to dealt with another State owned Militias as means of Security provision. SPLA and other security apparatus are capable of securing Ngok people from Massacres. Big No to Weapons provision to Civilians in Abye

      repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 07:42, by Majongdit


    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 12:27, by Peacocktail

      The Minority in Parliament of SPLM-DC the political wing of Yau Yau is bullying people. if the mere citizens in Abyei are armed to maintain Peace and security for themselves, does that mean the Government have failed to provide Police and SPLA as security for Abyei Citizens. You better talks of authorizing SPLA to intervene than Civilians be given weapons.Rebels mind always dream of weapon and war

      repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 08:14, by Joseph Canada

    Dinka Whatever, Everytime someone is opposing the government or not from the SPLM is an enemy to you man? Do you really understand the politics or you just it the way you see it. Have you played Dominos? . Opposition is there to keep the Govt. on check bro. It doesn’t mean they are enemies of the nation. Abil Alier left S. Sudanese long time a go and came back to advice President too.

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 13:54, by Dinkawarrior

      Joseph Canada?
      please watch your rotten mouth, did your politics told you to be a killer of your own people? How many people were killed after the splm-d.c joined hands with the enemies? And how many parties are there in South Sudan? Did I said anything about them rather then the splm-d.c? You needs to be careful on what you said.

      repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 08:25, by Jalaby

    What?! arming who? Dinka Ngok?! are you kidding us or what? Dinka Ngok are the last people who can ever go for a war, remember every time when brave and wild fighters Misserya people gather themselves outside Abyei and announce their intention of storming it then before the sunset you find Dinka Ngok people run away saving their lives

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 08:30, by Jalaby

      when they hear the voice of the first gunshot then they escape away and the city becomes a ghost city within few hours!
      Because Dinka Ngok are coward people so they hire other fighters to fight on behalf of them, remember last time they hired Nuer (Peter Gadet troop) to fight SAF and Miseerya on behalf of them and Peter Gadet told them that he won’t do it again!

      repondre message

      • 4 June 2013 08:37, by Jalaby

        Now they’re hiring idiot Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu and moron Malik Agar and retards Darfour gangsters to launch a proxy war against Khartoum government on behalf of them till Khartoum hand over Abyei to them!
        Dinka Ngok leaders are coward and selfish, they’re pushing the whole south to fight Sudan because of their tiny region that they gave to Sudan by their own hands!!

        repondre message

        • 4 June 2013 10:31, by michael coma

          Put it in your asshole that we South Sudanese have decided one thing that will bring Abyei to South within this year before the death of Al Bashir next year.Our main gold is to eliminated all cockroaches called Misirya or how you call them.And then next is to work for colapse of Bashir’s regime.

          repondre message

          • 4 June 2013 18:25, by Oppressor

            michael Poma "Madness & cowardliness that u call for war and while u enjoying in Juba the sweetness of whores why you don’t u join them in front line ?? why did not equip them before? you southerners don’t believe in Dinka Nogok and Almeseya is a million armed person & it ’ll be a losing battle to you for sure

            repondre message

        • 4 June 2013 10:40, by michael coma

          Abyei war will be like second world war that was fought with WMD.Our planes will flight soon on the top of Khartoum while releasing bombs on your chickens to tasted your asses.

          repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 10:30, by Ping Yes

    Dinka Ngok should be armed to defend selves.Why do you expect others to intervene when you are not serious.Please do not push others to war and relax behind.This is your land and you should defend it by all mean idiots Dinka Ngok

    repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 11:21, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    Dear South Sudanese Citizen if Dinka Ngok youth will joint armed it mean to Depending their Abyei Areas or to Depending South Sudanese or to Depending Sudanese?
    because I Sort Dinka Ngok will not happening in Abyei to depending him self together with Missereya let them Conduct the Referendum to Separating first and than they will joint armed after they are already separates with missereya.

    repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 11:22, by barbayo

    Dinka Ngok and Dinka Bor are cowards,who is defend Abyei? Who is going defend Jonglei?

    repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 11:26, by barbayo

    Dinka Ngok are lobying here in South Sudan for positions and left Abyei to fak Arab (Massiriya)

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 11:52, by michael coma

      Correction for the second message,instead of gold i meant goal.The slut boy who said that Abyei and Bor are coward,is totally wrong concept from this oafish boy.Go back and rethink again.

      repondre message

      • 4 June 2013 17:58, by miguele

        yes that sounds correct

        repondre message

        • 4 June 2013 18:09, by Dr B2

          Jalaba you ,re joking Abyei is not a part of ur dumping Country sudan, it appear from ur mouth that Dinka Ngong has given it to u by their hand,if some one give u his own land and need it back, why not to do so.
          For ur assurance you will never smell Abyei oil for life.

          repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 17:58, by Dr B2

    Greater Equatoria,how can you advise National Youth to be armed while there is a National professional well trained army in a country. Abyei issue does not mean that SPLA has fail from depending the Country it is only a political issue which will resulted slowly either by Internatinal laws or through referendum.
    Abyei is not belong to Arab Misseriya.

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 18:30, by Oppressor

      look at the mighty fake splamn the remnants of rapists, murderers take passage after their awful Abukrashwla actions and its environs & now they talk about Abeyie so poor can’t do anything to OUR great fighters "SAF" & no referendum will take place without the participation of Mersirya ppl topic closed ya idiots ....

      repondre message

  • 4 June 2013 19:25, by panchol

    I agree with you honourable Onyoti, Dinka Ngok need to be armed even a male baby boy who is enable. to full trigger. The idea of arming Ngok, doesn’t. mean that Mighty SPLA is not capable of protecting Abyei residents but it should be arming Abyei citizens to protect themselves.

    repondre message

    • 4 June 2013 23:03, by Dinkawarrior

      Mr. Onyoti needs to define the words SPLM/D.C before he runs his demn mouth, they were first people to introduced the murdering of the Ngok Dinks. We have to be careful about the words alike and sound alike. Such as SPLM/N, SPLM/D-C, and SPLM/A. The have different meanings even though they look or sound alike. Fore example, Stupid People Left the Movement and it was the Diseases Caused the delay(S

      repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Who can unlock the current impasse in Sudan? 2019-07-01 06:44:52 By Luka Biong Deng Kuol Since the eruption of the Sudanese popular uprising on 19th December 2018, the protesters have made history. Not only have they unseated one of the longest-serving (...)

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice 2019-06-19 07:16:08 by Tchérina Jérolon, and Daisy Schmitt Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability for sexual crimes committed in (...)

Ezekiel Lol reignites political begging as a Freedom of Expression 2019-06-14 22:49:39 Gatdiet Peter Here, the question is: to what extent does a politician become a “political beggar”? A politician becomes a beggar and (re)focuses on the “politics of begging” as soon as (s)he has (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.