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28 people killed in Warrap state cattle raid

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April 18, 2014 (JUBA) – At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured when suspected cattle raiders attacked a village in South Sudan’s Warrap state on Thursday, an official said.

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“On Thursday 17, at around 2: am, a group of armed men infiltrated security arrangement of Tonj North County and entered Alabek payam. The attackers targeted cattle camps while people were sleeping and tried to drive away the cattle,” Paul Dhel Gum, the acting minister for information and telecommunications told Sudan Tribune by phone Friday.

“The fighting continue from Thursday till Friday 19 when [the] attackers got [the] chance to run away with nothing in hand,” he added.

The minister claimed the attackers were backed by men in military uniform believed to have come from neighbouring Unity state.

“The community played a great role in defending their properties through community police and over 85 attackers were killed and many small arms AK47 were captured by Lou Ariik community,” said Gum.

A community policeman in the area said the attackers suffered heavy losses.

Meanwhile, the governor of Warrap, Nyandeng Malek condemned the “barbaric” act on innocent people in the state, vowing thorough investigations into the matter.

She said her government would protect the lives and properties of people in the state.

(ST)

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  • 19 April 2014 09:55, by Bentiu son

    Warap thievery engineers,what a lie? If Thokjiok Bentiu intended to attack cowards Dinka Rek,they can’t run without seizing more cattle.It had never and will never happen in life that Nuer warriors to launched cattle raids and come back with nothing in hands.Foolish Dinka Rek wait for the worse,don’t panic yet,we shall leave no stone unturned when we reach your end cowards.

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    • 19 April 2014 10:13, by Tong dut

      The relative of Kiir had done it well,Let them kill or reduce the number since they are not going to war.
      Every were Dinkas are is killing,God’s punishment to Dinkas in south sudan.

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    • 19 April 2014 10:25, by Chol A.

      Call one of your looters in beatiu area and asked what happen between Warrap and them, they can explained to you if some of your looters went back Beatiu alive!!

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      • 19 April 2014 10:38, by Bentiu son

        Chol A,bor orphan wait for the worse which sall knock your door soon.Dinka Bor South chronic hatred,jealous envy,crimes and Nuerphobia had hijacked the government of foolish Dinka Bahr el Ghazal region unnoticed. Well drag ur fools to hells we are coming to Bor whereby no single stone will be left unturned,you do run when u see white army and feel brave when see Nuer civilians.What a cowardice?

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        • 19 April 2014 10:56, by Chol A.

          Beatiu nyagat, you dream of coming back to Bor not knowing you get chance to take bor that due to some mutnees in army. But try on once more and good luck!

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  • 19 April 2014 11:01, by Uncle J

    Nuer tribes are trying to prove themselves heroes in South Sudan but in the end at least their greatest reducing number will make difference. Right now 100s of them are dying in that
    rebellion dominated by Nuer. Hit and run is never recognize as
    war strategy but a robbery style that is very bad habit. Why make grave enemy with unbeatable tribe Dinka? They will rule SS for decades even if...

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