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South Sudan’s Boma state violence displaces hundreds

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February 23, 2016 (BOR) - Hundreds of people have displaced either to United Nations camps or bushes within Pibor town after fighting erupted between the South Sudanese army and the former South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A)-Cobra faction forces.

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Greater Pibor Administrator and head of SSDM/A Cobra faction David Yauyau seen in Juba on May, 20, 2014 (AFP)

The Boma state coordinator in Juba, Gabriel Makori said fighting erupted at about 2:00pm (local time) when bodyguards of the newly appointed Boma state governor visited Pibor to prepare for the latter’s reception.

Pibor has been tense since Baba Medan was appointed governor last month. The former Pibor administrator, David Yauyau reportedly vowed not to cooperate with the governor.

“It was this morning that the guards of the governor came from Likuangole County to get ready for the welcoming of the governor in Pibor County, which is the headquarters of Boma state”, Makori told Sudan Tribune by phone Tuesday.

“When they arrived [in Pibor], the former Cobra forces had opposed that because previously, they were opposing the government’s decision of appointing Baba Medan as the governor, and they were supporting David Yauyau. They said that David Yauyau must come back as the governor”, he added.

The attack reportedly occurred in three directions, with one from the market. One group , Makori said, attacked the governor’s residential place from Lakurnyang side while the third group attacked from the airport side where the UN mission camp is located.

Multiple sources also confirmed that the cobra fighters were eventually dislodged by the South Sudanese military, who remain in full control of the town.

The market in Pibor town was reportedly burnt as people took advantage and looted it.

Makori said although there were no casualties, civilians were displaced to the UN
camp, surrounding bushes and some sought protection from soldiers at the army barracks.

(ST).

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  • 24 February 2016 06:18, by Mi diit

    War has resumed between Kiir Kuethpiny’s Dinka and David Yau Yau’s Murle tribes in Pibor (Boma) state.

    Stay tuned!

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  • 24 February 2016 07:50, by Son of Ngundeng

    Good News!!

    We were been waiting for this!! good job, Kamda ke jaang thiele maley.

    I think peace will be implemented soon if not we will make joint operation with Yua Yua.

    Son of prophet
    currently at GHQs Fagak.

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  • 24 February 2016 08:32, by Kalo

    Midiit,Son of Ngunbdeng,
    It is good news but why should we die for the positions of individuals,the outcomes of all these useless war will reduce the populations of some of the tribes like minorities Murle and you Nuer,1000s of Nuer killed,final Riek return vice president with the same people like Taban,1000s of murle killed they got state which they demand what was wrong?

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    • 24 February 2016 09:00, by Malakal county Simon

      Black Arab Kalo

      Keep your mouth shut about South Sudan internal affairs...... It’s doesn’t matter because it’s doesn’t concern you!!!!

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      • 24 February 2016 14:18, by Hardlinner

        county simon, kalo and his people fought more than you traitors. they deserve more than you. in fact the government should offer them free south Sudan citizenship.

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        • 25 February 2016 05:54, by Malakal county Simon

          Slave/Hardliner

          Stop pretending like you care for Kalo who have been betrayed for your misleading new Sudan, which never existed...... And again if it’s wasn’t Nuers who have cleared of objective and fought for independent of South Sudan, this nation could not be existed today......

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          • 25 February 2016 06:05, by Malakal county Simon

            Cont....
            But I,m not surprised for your opposite commnt because we South Sudanese know very well that liars, are part of Dinka tribe culture where people’s are being valued and praised for creating liars!!!! Shame!! Shame!!

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  • 24 February 2016 09:24, by Uncle J

    God blessing to Unity and Upper Nile is the war of positions, people that live there in those geographical areas are being possessed with something hard to explain, how could you justify taking arms against your brother that can support you later in future?

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