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Jalle community petition gov’t over continous attacks, killings

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December 29, 2016 (BOR) – Members of the Jalle community have petitioned Jonglei state governor over repeated attacks by cattle raiders, blaming government for failure to intervene or protect them during attacks.

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Jonglei state governor, Phillip Aguer speaks during the independence occassion July 9, 2016 (ST)

Kuol Bol Ayom, an MP representing Bor north County (Jalle) in the state assembly, told the media in Bor on Thursday after the community met with the governor, that they needed back their stolen heads of cattle, demanding that their love ones killed during the fighting be compensated.

“The government must intervene fully in order to bring the cattle back to the people, those who killed must be brought to the book to face the sentences [for their crimes] and those who are killed from our side must be compensated, let the law take its course”, said Bol.

On the 14, Jalle was attacked by suspected Murle raiders, who took over 12,000 heads of cattle. A total of 28 people were killed, including 11 of the attackers and 17 from Jalle.

Three children were also abducted by the same raiders.

Those who attacked Jalle are claimed by both Boma and Jonglei state governments allied to general Khalid Boutros, the former deputy of David Yauyau, who defected some months back.

Hundreds of people are now leaving Jalle, an area that had been prone to attacks. Some of the families are crossing to Awerial in Eastern Lakes state, while others are coming to settle in Bor town. Majority of these families have no food to eat, especially the children who had been depending on milk.

The governor of Jonglei had earlier promised to ensure that the looted heads of cattle were returned to their owners.

“The governor tried to comfort these people who are actually very desperate, the raided cattle will be returned to the owners, the government will take the lead”, said Bol.

The government also appealed to humanitarian agencies to support communities with food.

(ST)

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  • 30 December 2016 09:08, by Maguto

    KUOL BOL SHOULD BE SERIOUS, WHY SHOULD HE BLAME THE GOVERNMENT YET HE IS THE FAILED MPS IN JALLE, THEY JUST SEATED AT THE BACK NOT KNOWING THAT PEOPLE ARE BEING KILLS ALWAYS,NEVER HAPPEN FOR MURLEI TO RETURN CATTLE...MOBILIZE YOUR YOUTH AND RETALIATE TO MURLE, ABDUCT THEIR CHILDREN AND RAIDS THEIR COWS.. NO ONE WILL ASK YOU OF THAT

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    • 30 December 2016 11:45, by Raven

      Maguto,
      You’re absolutely right that Murle never return the stolen cattle nor abductees. With exception of Ethiopian’s children. I guess you know the full story. Keeping law and law is primarily, a task of the government. But, if you read the article carefully, you would conclude that so cattle’s raiders are infact former SPLA-soldiers under command of Khalid Butrous, who rebelled against SS.

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      • 30 December 2016 12:24, by Raven

        I mean keeping law and order is a government task. No dispute about that.

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        • 31 December 2016 14:43, by Chang Kuony

          Look how cowards Dinka Bor are, you blame your State governor while you run from armed Murle like you.Two years ago Kuol Manyang and Michael MakueiLueth had armed you to teeth.why not defencing yourselves from Murle Youths? Dinka Bor often cause conflicts and run away when war knock their door.What a cowardice ? Awerial County is not safe heaven for u Nyool.

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  • 30 December 2016 16:51, by Jieng Nephew

    Guys,
    Can you ask simple question like why the cattle raids is happening constantly and there isnt govt intervention? Look the govt is about to die and fall to its knee soon, people are tired of system, crimes of any form is being encauraged by the loose officials.whatever govt says is loose talks.until you see the light , then u get lucky.

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  • 31 December 2016 05:50, by Monyjang

    Stop blaming government for cattle raid, what is the work of youth who wrestle all the time. I don’t think government can deploy mathiang anyoor for protect fucken Dinka bor.

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