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Eight killed in Unity state border attacks


November 19, 2013 (BENTIU) – At least eight people were killed in three separate attacks carried out last week in Unity state’s Abiemhnom county, authorities told Sudan Tribune.

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Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers drive in a truck on the frontline in Panakuach on April 24. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)

A resident from the disputed region of Abyei, identified as Ayuel Kiir, allegedly carried out these attacks in the border county with Sudan.

A committee, comprising of two county commissioners, the deputy army commander and police commissioner has been formed to investigate the matter. The five-member body is headed by the state security advisor.

Peter Dak Khan, the Mayom commissioner said the incident has created fear among traders crossing into South Sudan from the north.

“Somebody who calls himself Ayuel Kiir claimed to [be] responsible for those attacks because he is not happy with the way Misseriya who had an agreement with the community of Mayom to pass through Mayom. That is what he claims”, said Khan.

The commissioner, however, stressed that all efforts were underway to bring the culprit and his accomplices to justice.

“Ayuel is from Abyei so we don’t what were the motives for him to attack innocent people who are doing their own business”, he said.

He [Ayuel] has declared himself responsible for the attacks, and I believe the government will take measures to bring him to book, added the commissioner.

As part of its intervention, Khan said some forces will be sent to the border to monitor traders’ movement to ensure their safety as they enter South Sudanese territories.

“The reason why I came to Bentiu is to participate in the security meeting, where we will analyze this situation and we will come out with a resolution that will actually reduce or prevent future attacks”, he told Sudan Tribune in an interview.

In 2012, Mayom head chiefs from South Sudan and their Messeriya counterpart from neighbouring Sudan signed a series of agreements on cross-border grazing, which offered free trading along their common borders.

The agreement between two communities also paved ways for Sudanese traders to smuggle more goods into South Sudan.

During rainy season, for instance, Unity state was cut off from goods supplied through the country’s capital, Juba, leaving traders with the only route that connection to South Kordofan state.

James Koang Chuol, the SPLA fourth division commander confirmed the attack, adding that a soldier was killed in an ambush unknown people carried on Saturday.

The perpetrators, he said, did not target the army, but traders who usually smuggle goods into South Sudan.

“You know the roads is not officially open it just they are smuggling from the north toward the south , so for us an authorities together with third division we have already put some measures by controlling for those who enter the south for their safety”, said Chuol.

The senior army official, however, reiterated the military’s commitment to protect Sudanese traders interested in carrying out business within South Sudan’s territory.


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  • 20 November 2013 06:59, by Mi diit

    Frustrated traitor Ayuel, instead of attacking the Missiriya he attacked his own brothers. Doesn’t he know that president Kiir and Bashir signed a cooperation agreement on trade between the two countries? Why does he attack those implementing it? Let him overthrow Kiir if he is so mad about the agreement.

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    • 20 November 2013 07:28, by Naath

      I told you guys yesterday that Dinka community is like animals kingdom,they don’t care about neighbour or who help them .look SPLM party under leadership of Dr Riek IS WORKING days and night to free them,than hopeless kill innocents people,shame on you Ayuel kiir mayardit

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      • 20 November 2013 08:47, by Rommel

        ROFL! And what, do you actually suppose that the Nuer are a people with a structured society of law and order!? How is the action of this one idiot any different to Paulino Matip killing, raping and displacing tens of thousands of people during the war, when he was a Major-General in the Sudanese Army!?

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        • 20 November 2013 09:09, by Rommel

          Do you want to pretend that the Lou and Jikany Nuer didn’t kill hundreds of their own innocent women and children in 2009!? All those reports of women and children being surrounded and subsequently killed in cold blood at the riverside are all just figments of my imagination, are they!?

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          • 20 November 2013 09:19, by Rommel

            Throughout the early part of 1994 there were clashes between the Lou of Waat and the Jikany of Nasir, leading to the destruction of Ulang and Nasir itself and the death of some 1200 persons. (The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars, Douglas H. Johnson)

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            • 20 November 2013 09:26, by Rommel

              What this idiot has done is tame in comparison to what Matip, Gadet, Koang and Tanginya have done in the past. Do you recall when 80, 000 Nuer civilians were forcibaly removed from the oil-fields by Paulino Matip Nhial? Do you remember where they went!? They went to Bahr el Ghazal! Do you remember the humanity the Dinka displayed? Your constant anti-Dinka rhetoric is pathetic!

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              • 20 November 2013 09:40, by Rommel

                If Nuer society is the diametric opposite of the purportedly chaotic and unruly Dinka society... that would necessarily mean that you would be at a lost to explain why there were tens of thousands of Nuer militiamen running amok, working for Khartoum during the war, wouldn’t it?

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                • 20 November 2013 10:13, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                  Rommel, you are wasting your valuable time, who will understand your intelligent ability of putting ideas in a civilised manner? Teaching Nuer is like teaching a pigs to clean itself,
                  You should learn this song, by jakeny,
                  Nuer song,
                  Man Gatkei cu len wiee ba gatdu col ke cuali rew ba dhit ke jedel ba naar kam taal".
                  Check out how they love food than life,

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                  • 20 November 2013 10:26, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                    Rejected nyagat pout Nyuon has been sideline by me, I mean (ME) Do you know who I’m? You will be shock if I revealed myself. Your already broken heart will get broker than every before, I’m bigger,wider, powerful, intelligent, mixed blood between Dinka Bor and Gokrial, made me more competent to do best job,
                    Nuer must read my new good friend article, Gen Gordon Bauy,

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                    • 20 November 2013 10:30, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                      Read it now heartbroken political orphans, this how we get you ars done,
                      Good job Mr General Gordon Buay Malek, you have shown patriotism to your country, you have no blood in your hands even though you talk bad to government recently

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                      • 21 November 2013 01:41, by Naath

                        kuany Gatluak/dinka dominant:Buay Makleek Mayardit is like a crab fish that move forword and backword before reaching his last destination.Gordon Buay criticise confuse president very sharp to the maximum and call him Gokrail primitive tribal gangsters.Buay is the homeless bug in Canada and USA he just traveling between two state,buay never rent a House in western country friend of mind told me.

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                    • 20 November 2013 10:45, by Mayom County Boy

                      To: Romel and is stupid Dinka domination SPLM/A
                      what is the different between narrating the goverment and it policy from you stupid thokgany dinka people ?
                      to other tribes of south sudan ?

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                      • 20 November 2013 11:51, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                        Mayom county street-boy. Did those money we bought you with finished already? Please be warn don’t follow me or you will languish like reast of silly viper and neath bullishiting. My capacity is more wider than you entire tribes of food lover, savages and nyagateens, I was responding to mitoot yet you jumped out of order, shame on you boy, I’m not a boy like you,

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                        • 20 November 2013 11:55, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                          Beside everything, my sympathy to the victim and their families. I don’t condone uncivilised criminal killing of non enemies, the killer is labeled as coward murder that will never find peace with himself, human live must be respect, God is the one to take it not bigotry bloody thirsty, I apologies on behave of Dinka if the killer is really Dinka, I’m doubt,

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                    • 21 November 2013 01:09, by Naath

                      Kuany Gatluak/Dinka dominant:I know hopeless kiir very well during struggle,he is very unexperience person when he come to decision makers,it is not a surprise to me that you could be behind the scenses for all the scenario that hopeless kiir went through.My question to you is this Kuany, for how long kiir will use your little tribal brain?.The same scenarios that end criminal Garang life,will fac

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                  • 20 November 2013 15:06, by Naath

                    To kuany Gatluak the so called Dinka dominate,you are orphan child you have been living with us for 22 years since you loses your parent,it happens many times when you adapted or collect a dog without owner it later on become your number one enemy,but one day you’ll regrets,you have sucking my uncle is blood for all years and now become useless,good luck

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                  • 20 November 2013 16:02, by omoni jr.

                    Dinka Dominated Shit,
                    why are you lying bitch? The article you claimed written by Gordon Buay malek is written by you idiot Dinka Dominated Shit, Just shut the fuck up..

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              • 20 November 2013 13:49, by Naath

                Hopeless Rommel,you are really black lie who never tell the trust at all,I know those you mention their names are the number one enemy to Dinka that’s why you target them,you can’t compare Naath society with slaves/ jaang community with women walking naked holding their guns,jekany and Lou Nuer war you mention come from prophet ngundeng Bong as message from God,you can see now they’re very friendl

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                • 20 November 2013 14:33, by Rommel

                  You really are delusional. Please seek help. I don’t blame you for being upset at your lies being exposed. Moronic gibberish is what you offer in lieu of evidence. I have not targeted anybody, I have, however, brought to light the sordid history of Khartoum’s former oilfield guard-dogs.

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                  • 20 November 2013 14:39, by Rommel

                    Historians have written quite extensively on Khartoum’s former oilfield guard-dogs. It is their work you must refute, not mine. Pretending it’s mine just allows you to keep running away from the works of these historians. Didn’t Matip and the rest work with Bashir in order to protect the oilfields for them!? That would mean they were SLAVES! I sense a slow wit, that can’t grasp irony.

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                    • 20 November 2013 14:41, by Rommel

                      When made to face this fact, you resort to troll noises, anything to take us away from the facts you won’t confront...and without your answers to these facts presented, your ideology can never make sense. Meaning you are objecting to what is said, and yet you simply can’t think of any factual basis for objecting. So far your reply to me is devoid of substance.

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                      • 20 November 2013 14:49, by Rommel

                        It’s a bit gauche for *you* to make up the wholly untenable lie that our women walk around naked, armed with guns, don’t you *think*? I won’t even address your pathetic prattle on Ngundeng’s supposed "prophesies". The more excuses you make, the more it becomes crustal clear to all that your excuses are phony, and explain nothing other than your inability to come to grips with reality.

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        • 20 November 2013 14:31, by Naath

          Rommel,Gatnhial matip never displace anyone in unity state it’s not true.Matip is very respected person in the entire Naath community,very responsible in Naath society, matip is the one who bring peace between Dinka and Nuer.hopeless rommel what Gatdet did is wonderful killing criminal karbino kuanyin bol is the big achievement.your support to kiir take you nowhere in south Sudan.criminal Garang.

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          • 20 November 2013 15:02, by Rommel

            Are you really going to argue that Matip never displaced civilians in tandem with the SAF!? .."Nuer warlord Paulino Matiep, who undertook scorched earth campaigns, killing, burning, looting, and destroying Nuer villages...As a result, some 150,000 civilians, most of them displaced by the fighting, were at risk"( Africa News, March 18, 1999)

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            • 20 November 2013 15:10, by Rommel

              .."Paulino Matip joined hands with NIF militia to unleash such terror that local populations were swept clear off the area; there were few or no people within a 200 km radius of the oilfield. Talking to the Financial Times, World Food Program spokesperson, Aya Shneerson, stated that the consequences of those attacks were deadly for over a hundred thousand people." (War and Peace in Sudan)

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              • 20 November 2013 15:20, by Rommel

                My sources consist of Historians, scholars, professors, and Doctors — people who have no choice but to follow the evidence. Unlike you, who simply ignores the truth whenever he doesn’t like it. Ethnocentrism causes people to see what they want to see, and blind themselves to all else. At its worst, it leads to a pathological state, where the mind is immune to reason.

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  • 20 November 2013 07:00, by Ming Dhal

    What is this man called Ayuel Kiir creating is just a confusion and he will end up getting nothing. He must be arrested and let him face the law.

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  • 20 November 2013 07:07, by Bentiu son

    Abyei idiot,bandit,gangster n crossroad robber Ayuel Kiir, why do u instabilizing my State which has nothing to do with Abyei issue if you are not a coward.Too bad buddy,we Bentiueans from top to bottom stood tall with you during unilateral Referendum because you are our neighbors but mind u stop such barbaric behavior if u want to live long.

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    • 20 November 2013 08:30, by Mayom County Boy

      this is realy a very bad news indeed if communities are diying like this !
      it make me surprise indeed when i heard that Leek & Jikany
      are fighting about land grabing between boths side of the two tribes, I mean Leek & Jikany .

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      • 20 November 2013 09:26, by Malakal county Simon

        This is an evil act by a foreigner. And Ayuel must pay the price by sentence him to jail for 55 years and after his release, he should be deport to Sudan where he belong.

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  • 20 November 2013 12:09, by Jalaby

    I believe Dinka Ngok guys have become very upset, disappointed by Juba government and started to behave in a bizarre ways!
    They hate Misseriya to death and decided to revenge from Misseriya but unfortunately by killing innocent Nuer people!
    Revenge will continue and I believe more Nuer guys will be gunned down by desperate Dinka Ngok guys in the coming days!!

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