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Jonglei’s Pigi county accuses neighbours of cattle theft

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December 3, 2013 (BOR) - Authorities in Jonglei state’s Pigi county have accused raiders from neighbouring counties of stealing at least 47 heads of cattle on Saturday 22 November.

In another attack on 1 December cattle were stolen from Wunkiir-Anyang in the Atar payam [district] of Pigi by unkown criminals, according to local officials. Young men from the area are reported to be pursuing the criminals to find out where the cattle are being taken to. No casualties have been reported.

Speaking in Bor, a local government official from Pigi county, John Gajang said his county suspected that the raiders had come from Nyirol county as the cattle had been driven away in that direction after passing through the Khorfulus area.

"This is the time for peace, let us come together so that we build our country which had remained back for so long," Gajang said.

Elders and MPs representing Nyirol county in the Jonglei state legislative assembly have said they are committed to finding out whether any young men from their county were involved in the raid. The Nyirol leaders assured their Pigi counterparts that if the stolen cattle would be immediately returned if they were found in their county.

Pigi county, which is dominated by the Atar and Korfulus communities of the Dinka Ngok ethnic group is found in the north of Jonglei, with Fangak county to south, Ayod county to the east and Nyirol county to the north east.

(ST)

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  • 4 December 2013 05:28, by Tong dut

    This is how we are,Cattle is very important then life of a man.

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    • 4 December 2013 08:37, by Mayom County Boy

      people of pigi must hand all cattles to murle youths as soon as possible that is how death can be stop !
      Amthinking like that because most people are diying now in Jong lie state because of cattle from murle youth iam afeeling to dinka Bor people can do the same thing to murle also nuer lou youths can did the same thing to !

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      • 4 December 2013 10:09, by Ahmed Chol

        Mayom County Boy,
        You are really thinking like a boy!
        How about children, should children be given to Murle? Because they are abducting children too. I support wiping Murle out AND that is why I like what Lou Nuer did to to this year and in 2012.

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        • 4 December 2013 10:31, by Mayom County Boy

          TO:Ahmed chol
          you sound very well my daer but my comment doesn,t focus on childern because you cannot give your child to some body who is not your relatives , never my dear brother , one thing you may know let us look out the case of what is going on in jong lie state !

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  • 4 December 2013 08:17, by Marco Bul

    I hope Murle didn’t cross over to that side.
    Who could be the suspects????????????@???????????

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  • 4 December 2013 19:31, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Sudan Tribune misleading reek is still running as usual. The Pigi is consists of Dinkas: Ngok, Luac, Ruweng Paweny, Rut, Thoi, etc. These groups are under "Padang" and not "Ngok Dinka and some inn Unity State." Jonglei: "Padang Dinka/Pigi County, Hol Dinka & Nyarweng Dinka/Duk County, Twi Dinka/Twic East County and Bor Dinka/Bor County,etc

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