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Five killed in failed Lakes state disarmament

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January 5, 2014 (RUMBEK) - Three soldiers and two cattle herders were killed in South Sudan’s Lakes state after an incident, in which a civilian declined to be disarmed, turned violent in Pulkuc, about 14-km from Rumbek Central county.

Four other wounded soldiers, authorities said, were rushed to Rumbek hospital.

A military intelligence officer who was at the scene of the incident said Lakes state caretaker governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol had ordered that all civilians in the area be disarmed.

But the officer, who preferred anonymity, further told Sudan Tribune that the commissioner of Rumbek Central county had not informed them about the disarmament.

Since Dhuol’s appointment as governor last year, many youth activists in Lakes have remained at odds with him over his style of leadership.

An election, under South Sudan’s transitional constitution, should be held within three months of removing an incumbent governor or when he/she stands down.

(ST)

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  • 7 February 09:06, by BM-21

    Big Liar
    How could Care taker Governor Maj.Gen Matur Chut Dhuol have order the disarment of civilian while they are fighting with rebel of Riak Machar.
    Who give the orders to those soldiers who were shot that young man to death in Pulkuc?they must to be answerable.

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    • 7 February 09:30, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      BM-21
      you are right, in-fact, the writer is lying. The death happened to those of victimes is not a governor failure, how many times did governor talking about laydown of weapons from the youths hands? Hundred times, talking!
      For me simply quotations, those killers are Riek Machar afililations or his alliance. Lakes state government will apply very tought measures to hand down any criminals camp

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    • 7 February 15:33, by mathem jech amer

      Lake state governor could be planning to rebel because this is a time to arm not to disarm.All civilians in Unity state are armed, what will happen to their cattle in case they are attacked

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  • 7 February 10:24, by Marco Bul

    What?! How could the counties bordering rebels be disarmed,especially when Nuer are yearning for Dinka blood?? Stupid!!! Arm them instead.SPLA is proving useless.

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  • 7 February 11:34, by Ambago

    Come on guys, this so-called Lakes State youth must be outside the hot politics of SPLM/A, that is now ravaging across the new republic of south Sudan.
    No wonder the guys are busy with their usual business of cattle raiding,while states like Jonglei, Warrap, Unity and Upper Nile are drowning in pools of blood in is an ultimate price of “Dinkocracy”!

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    • 7 February 12:25, by Michael Anyong

      there is no clear information

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  • 7 February 21:51, by Lual Mayomdit

    Big lies.Mr-Chol Tong is still dreaming here of coming back to Lake that is why he is trying to confuse lake state youth on this internet.He is just a moving soul,another Amin Dad Dr-Riek is calling for preident to resign what a shameful Dr.

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