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Three children abducted from Jonglei’s Bor county: official


July 29, 2015 (MABIOR) – Suspected Murle men on Sunday abducted three children from Payueny village in Bor county of South Sudan’s Jonglei state, an official confirmed.

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The Bor county commissioner, Mamer Ruk told Sudan Tribune that two boys and a girl within the age ranges of 7-12 were abducted.

“These criminals are suspected to be Murle,” Ruk said by phone on Wednesday.

He added, “Forces in Pibor at the border with Bor county were instructed by David Yauyau to monitor and find out these criminals”.

Eyewitnesses claim the trio were abducted as they moved to a water point and that their abductors were confirmed to be Murle.

No one, according to the commissioner, was injured during the incident.

Both Bor county and the Greater Pibor Area Administration (GPAA) have been working hard to create peace to completely eradicate child abductions and cattle raids.

The commissioner suspects some politicians from Pibor are behind the youth that are still committing crimes of abduction and raiding..

“We cannot actually blame him [Yauyau] for these ongoing criminalities, because he is trying his best but there are some elements within GPAA who are against what Yauyau is doing, by tracking and bringing the abducted children back to their families, and working to create peace within and outside the GPAA”, said Ruk.

“The community should remain claim, we have contacted Yauyau to help us in track these children and bring them back home”, he added.

The GPAA information minister, Sam David said his government had established a an effective mechanism to manage cross border criminals.

“Our corporation with Bor county is very high, we need to work together to avoid killing of innocent people and abduction of children,” he said. Those who abducted the three children, he said, came from Kubal county, but that efforts were ongoing to recover them.


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  • 30 July 2015 07:54, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    Murle are smart people, only politics and greed for wealth corrupt them.

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  • 31 July 2015 03:49, by tootke’bai-ngo

    Where are all those junubian who always condemned Lou nuer and dinka bor when they retaliate. Some Murle groups got use to stealing other’s kids and cows since after Adiss Ababa agreement when they were armed by Khartoum to encounter insurgency of Any nya 1 in Jonglei. Since then, this one tribe has been terrorizing Anyuak, jie, Bor and Nuer upto date. What do Murle want; instability or peace?

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