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Authorities in E. Equatoria warn Yau Yau over land encroachment

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By Ijoo Bosco

May 2, 2014 (TORIT) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state have warned a delegation representing Jonglei’s David Yau Yau-led rebel group against annexing part of Eastern Equatoria state territory to claim a state from Jonglei.

Elements in Jonglei have claimed the Jie community in Kasengor is under Pibor county administration. But Eastern Equatoria state authorities maintain Kasengor payam (district) is part of its Kapoeta East county and not Pibor.

State minister of education Michael Lopuke, who is representing Kapoeta East county, said they had learnt Yau Yau’s delegates in Addis Ababa were attempting to negotiate the annexation of part of Kasengor and the Boma of Kapoeta to be created as a state under the leadership of Pibor.

Yau Yau rebels are currently engaged in peace talks in the Ethiopian capital with the South Sudanese government.

Lopuke denounced the plan, saying Eastern Equatoria would not accept any encroachment on its territory.

He stressed that any agreement between the central government and Yau Yau rebels that annexed Eastern Equatorian territory would be rejected by the state government, adding that the move would represent a violation of South Sudan’s constitution.

Meanwhile, Kapoeta South MP Martin Lopir questioned the credibility of the Jonglei government, calling on Yau Yau delegates in Addis Ababa to justify their claims on Eastern Equatoria state land.

He assured the Jonglei government that all chiefs and the Jie community in Kasengor and Boma receive their salaries from the Kapoeta East county administration.

Lopir called on the Council of States to intervene in the dispute to prevent the war of words escalating further amid worsening tensions over land encroachment between the Kapoeta East community and Pibor county’s Murle community.

(ST)

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  • 3 May 14:33, by mathem jech amer

    Those Eastern Equatoria criminals who used to loot passengers between Kiyala and camp 15 should now go and fight Murle to take that land by force because that is war of real men, not just looting unarm civilians.

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    • 3 May 16:07, by adamu

      Brother Mathem Jech, Some of you are really becoming an a cute to virus to that the people of south sudan. Why would you like to instigate E. Equatorians to fight their brothers Murle. Let tell you one secret about Equatorians, We don’t fight primitive and frivolous war that has no benefits to the people of South Sudanese, 2nd. A person like you can not tell us what to do when a problem a rises,

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  • 3 May 15:24, by Jubawe

    mathem jech amer
    You are fucking idiot, You Dinka people want to spoil people of South Sudan but what you Dinka plan for will not happen, you haven’t deal with Nuer now you want spoil other tribe, don’t forget we Equatoria taught you Dinka lesson that will never be forgotten. Kirr plan will alway not happen. We will solve this issue with no gun. Wise people know how solve their issues reasonable.

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    • 3 May 16:27, by adamu

      3rd, finish the one you have created first, then you could start a new one bro. and mind you we will not be lured into this unnecessary killing of ourselves.

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  • 3 May 15:26, by Jubawe

    mathem jech amer
    You are fucking idiot, You Dinka people want to spoil people of South Sudan but what you Dinka plan for will not happen, you haven’t deal with Nuer now you want spoil other tribe, don’t forget we Equatoria taught you Dinka lesson 1983that will never be forgotten. Kirr plan will alway not happen. We will solve this issue with no gun. Wise people know how solve their issues reasonab

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    • 3 May 16:38, by adamu

      Brother Jubawe, please don’t use profane language, we Equatorians are very humble and meek heart people. We don’t want to degrade ourselves and dignity because of some kind of iconoclastic traditions we have in our society.

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      • 4 May 08:48, by Joseph Canada

        BROTHER ADAMU, THE ONLY LANGUAGE THE DINKA UNDERSTAND BETTER IS THAT LANGUAGE WRITEN BY THE BROTHER. THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL IDIOTS AND LOONIE TUNE GOONS! THEY GET THE MESSAGE FROM THE DOWN UP!

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