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Jonglei pledges better security after several raids

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January 04, 2017 (JUBA) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Jongeli state have assured citizens of security after several cattle raids and child abductions blamed on Murle tribesmen from neighbouring Boma state.

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

The governor of Jonglei, Philip Aguer said he was closely working with his Boma counterpart, Baba Medan Konyi and the national government to devise a proper plan for identifying the suspects.

"When we join hands with Boma [state] and South Sudan army, the unknown criminals will be known this dry season," stressed Aguer.

Cattle raiding and child abductions rocked Jonglei state in December last year, while an attack on Christmas day in Twic North county left over a dozen people dead and several others injured.

Although both raids were blamed on Murle tribesmen from Boma state, its officials have repeatedly denied involvement of their people.

The raids increased at the time both states were engaged in peaceful resolution of the tribal hostilities. A peace agreement between Bor and Pibor was signed on 4 December, 2016 - only to be followed by several attacks north and south of Jonglei.

In the agreement facilitated by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the two states agreed to form a joint police force to patrol the borders of the rival communities and arrest cattle raiders.

However, the 500-strong joint police force is yet to be established.

(ST)

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  • 5 January 13:21, by ngadodo

    your not so sure if you put others people on hostages situation that why you face consequences of your action.

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  • 5 January 19:12, by Maguto

    Murle will never learn, people has to pray to God to send his Angel and fight murle or send a disease that cannot be control to kills Murle...OOOOH God, am tired of these people...why do they abduct children and raids cattle from different communities yet God had given them ladies who can produce children and hands to cultivate their food...very primitive tribe in the history of the world...damn

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  • 6 January 16:34, by ngadodo

    Dinka Bor doesn’t learn lessons which Dr Reik Machar forces Kills in 1991, still hand to Murle interests that why Murle reacted to your stupid secret of kills by stabbing in back not in front field men to men fights we need somebody to praying to you, otherwise one day you go to finish better to leave Murle alone.

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