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Seven people killed, five injured in Warrap attacks


March 17, 2014 (RUMBEK) – Authorities in Warrap state capital Kuacjok reported that seven people were killed and more than 300 head of cattle were raided by suspected pastoralists from Unity state on Saturday.

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Authorities in Warrap state are stepping up security measures after an attack by suspected cattle raiders from neighbouring state, which left seven people dead (Photo: UN/Tim McKulka)

Acting minister of information and telecommunications Paul Dhel Gum confirmed the attack, which occurred after a group of armed of men stormed Alabek payam (district) in Tonj North county.

According to Gum, state governor Nyandeng Malek has instructed youth and police to step up patrols in remote areas, as well as along suspected routes travelled by raiders into Warrap state.

The latest incident is one of a numbers of attacks carried out by raiders from Unity state against civilians in Warrap state.

“On behalf of the government of Warrap state and on my own behalf, my sincere condolences to the community of Tonj North county and Lou Ariik of Alabek payam in particular for these tragic deaths,” said Gum.

“Our government will do all the possible means to make sure that our civil population is not exposed to danger of arm criminals from Unity state,” he added.

Gum said the governor had ordered increased security measures since the attack, with county commissioners on maximum alert, while vulnerable groups have been temporarily relocated from trouble spots for their safety. Forces are also monitoring any suspected criminal movements in border areas.

Warrap state authorities have also urged their citizens to exercise restraint and not in engage in revenge attacks.

Gum quoted the governor as saying the people of Warrap state are peaceful, but would not tolerate attacks on innocent civilians, calling on authorities in Unity state to take tougher measures to curb cross-border cattle raids.

“We urge our counterparts in Unity state to exert more efforts to ensure that enemies don’t exist between two states to avoid frustration and subsequent response from people of Warrap state,” he said.


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  • 18 March 2014 05:25, by omoni jr.

    Look at the pictures of these animals, they looked deadly too. we have alot of shits going on in this jungle called south sudan. we have Dinka-Nuer war,Dinka-Dinka war,and Dinka-Nuer permanent and legitimate cattle rustling conflicts.We will never progress in this failed state.

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    • 18 March 2014 07:29, by Sir King

      Rebel Leader Riek Machar should settle and make his bases in Warrap State, that is when Kiir will negotiate in good faith but now, he is reluctant because no brother or his dying in front line; only Aweil people under useless, corrupt, and thief Malong Kuburo. Mayardit is completely a failed Cattle keeper. Making Malong Awan a governor is great mistake and turn sour for him. Sorry indeed!

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  • 18 March 2014 05:29, by Mading Makuac

    Sorry for what had happened in Warrap state. In this situation a country is in, youth should have to protect the community because rebels are moving every where looking for food as they are starving in the bush.

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  • 18 March 2014 05:43, by Mading Makuac

    Omoni jr.
    That ’s normal my friend, cattlerustling is ever been there before crisis started, even you equatorians do raid chickens from your neighbors.

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  • 18 March 2014 05:45, by Mading Makuac

    Omoni jr.
    That ’s normal my friend, cattlerustling is ever been there before crisis started, even you equatorians do raid chickens from your neighbors.

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  • 18 March 2014 06:03, by LOJUBA

    My friends, if we don’t accept our ugliness I think we will never get in to apeace, be know that south sudan will come up into several refarendums , I think we are not corcodile that kills and never if it is sin, means this is animal.

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    • 18 March 2014 07:06, by mathem jech amer

      Nyandeng Malek
      These raiders are Nyandeng Garang supporters, it is not time to request Unity State authorities to stop them from raiding your cattle, they have no authority over them but Riek. This is time for war, so stop begging for help, if you can not fight, then let all your cattle be taken away by Unity state cattle stealers.

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  • 18 March 2014 06:36, by Mading Makuac

    Riek Machar is starving in Leer!!
    when he was eating "athida /asida "with addes he said that he had never eaten that type of food. (conversation with white army soldier) Riek :it tastes bad. soldier :you are better, can you see we have nothing to eat? Riek :don’t worry, UNMISS will smuggle some food and arms. soldier :that is what you always say. you told us that we will be in Juba in two days ti

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  • 18 March 2014 06:54, by Mading Makuac

    conversation continued, soldier :you told to be in Juba in two days time but here you are eating ugali under a tree. Do you want us to die here? Riek with high temper :Amul tiba ya welet! Gatwich, take this jaang away!!

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  • 18 March 2014 07:03, by Mading Makuac

    Malakal county simon
    beat that drum of war and we will see who will win and who will lose! now your mum is hiding in Ethiopia and you still enjoying war!

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    • 18 March 2014 07:12, by Malakal county Simon

      Am not beating a drum war, am actually in Malakal battlefield chasing all Dinkas of Upper Nile State toward Renk and Melut!!!!

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      • 18 March 2014 07:18, by Malakal county Simon

        It’s just a matter of time to clear out all the Dinkas and Kiir loyalists, in Greater Upper Nile for good.... Then Greater Bar-el-ghazel is our next target, follow by Juba!!!

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  • 18 March 2014 07:24, by Mading Makuac

    hahaha, it is just a day dream!

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    • 18 March 2014 07:30, by Malakal county Simon

      Call it a dream now but in few weeks time, it will be true!!!!

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  • 18 March 2014 14:45, by Aguj-raan

    I’m really getting sick & tired of Warrap State Govt. why can’t they deploy SPLA troops along their Warrap & Unity State Border to Protect Civilians & their property, these cattle raidings & Civilians Killing keeps happening and Warrap State is not doing anything about it, Warrap State Assembly should impeach Nyandeng Malek and bring somebody who is serious like Matur Chuot in Lake State.

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    • 18 March 2014 15:24, by chol

      Warrap state youths should,t stay in Juba go to protect civilians from rebels. Do what youths did in Lakes ,Jonglei state and other areas.Don,t thinks Kiir will perform any magic anytime soon to make rebels disappear or Nigerian FALSE prophet.

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  • 18 March 2014 17:39, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    we youth are the eyes and future of this country let’s unite and avoid acusing each other on social media if don’t stop this then South Sudan will be a failed state and we will be decivers and not achievers

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