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Civilians flee homes in Wau, death toll rises higher

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Civilians seek protection as they sleep outside the UNMISS compound in Wau following deadly clashes in June 2016 (UNMISS Photo)

April 11, 2017 (JUBA) – After Monday’s confirmation of 16 dead people in Wau, incoming reports of missing family members suggest the number will rise.

After the confirmed killing of a senior Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) member, 16 civilians were killed in Wau. The fighting spread after it was confirmed that the SPLA member was killed by rebels.

On Sunday, a military convoy which was on military operation felt into a rebel ambush along Bessilia road while returning to Wau, killing two generals, Brig. Gen. Abraham Bol Chut Dhuol and Brigadier General Peter Par. The generals belonged to the 5th division.

The death of Bol, brother to Governor Matur Chut of Western Lakes has sparked tension in Wau with his relatives targeting the Wau citizens, the Luo and Feritis.

Those who lost their family members says it was a targeted killing, carried out by men from the Dinka tribe. They are not pleased with the government’s response when they report the Dinka killings.

A relative who lost a family member in the fight told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, “they say it is not the Dinka. When the government forces who were all Dinka intervened later in the morning into areas which were affected, like Nazareth, they founded it was armed Dinka youth killing the Luo and Feritis. Why did they not arrest anyone of them?”

The relative went on to express his frustration with all the killing caused by the Dinka tribe. Adding that his frustration when they report the matter.

“We don’t trust the government and that is why people are now leaving their homes to go seek protection at the UN site. Imagine if the Dinka imagine, are conducting meetings inside Wau in preparations to kill the Luo. The government is not taking action and when citizens are being barbarically killed, the government does not arrest these people when it is reported that they are Dinka. ,” he said.

The relative reiterated that the government had no intention of holding the Dinka accountable for the killings.

“Our people are dying at the hand of the Dinka tribe and government is silent. They are attacking and killing us and our children daily, and when we report this we are called rebels. We did not even attack them in their states. When did we attack the Dinka? But here they are killing us in our state,” he stated.

Thousands of citizen have fled their homes going to United Nation peacekeeping POC for protection.

The killing of the generals came a day after the SPLA launched a heavy offensive into rebels’ strong halls with SPLA, taking control of Bagari on Saturday.

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  • 12 April 08:06, by Mi diit

    “Our people are dying at the hand of the Dinka tribe and government is silent. They are attacking and killing us and our children daily, and when we report this we are called rebels. We did not even attack them in their states. When did we attack the Dinka? But here they are killing us in our state,” he stated.

    Neutrality in time like this is an imbecility!
    Let’s all join SPLA-I.O for resistant.

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    • 12 April 08:18, by jubaone

      Mi diir,
      That’s what coward jienges do once defeated and humiliated after a man-to-man fight they go to unarmed civilians. I have often said, our biggest mistake was get mixed up with these idiots. All non jienges must arm themselves by any means and plan for revenge even after 5, 10 or 50 years. Teach our children that the jienge is like HIV/AIDS. You get in touch you are done.

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      • 12 April 08:29, by Mi diit

        Juba One,

        Correct... You have said it all.

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        • 12 April 11:26, by Liberator

          Dear brothers and sisters

          No movement in SS can achieve it goal without participation of Dinkas, don’t say always Dinka,DINAK , if you separated DINKs as a tribe ,then you will all die in the bush, there will be no solution unless you recruit some DINKAS to join rebels and stop language of DINKA DINKA .

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        • 12 April 12:25, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          What are they? Simply black Jallaba carrying out Jallaba programmes. I hear they call themselves Jienge, the naked people.

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          • 12 April 14:59, by Liberator

            They are majority in the country, like kikuyu in Kenya ,if you targeted them ,then all your wishes will be in vain for ever and ever, believe me brothers ,Many DINKAS wanted to join you but your language of DINKAS DINKAS stopped them to joint you, leave that language or otherwise your movement will be like LRA of Joseph kony of Uganda

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            • 12 April 16:44, by jubaone

              Liberator,
              We the nonjienges don’t need jienge help at all. We can do it without them. They will betray our cause and dilute our burning desire for revenge. Even the so called Gen Aturjoung of Aweil did not put up even a small ambush against Kiirminal forces. Just a hotel cmdr. Why till now have jienges not rebelled in jiengeland till now? So your assertion here is stupid.

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              • 12 April 16:48, by jubaone

                Liberator,
                If you can’t start a rebellion against Kiirminal forces, how can you talk of joining the people’s movement? Just jienge bullshitting. You MTNs are legitimate targets now and in the future. We shall not sleep till we do to you the things you done to our people. Eye4eye, tooth4tooth. No compromise.

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      • 12 April 08:30, by Midit Mitot

        Never mind guys, Dinka leadership days are numbered

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  • 12 April 08:19, by Padiet Deng Alony

    No double agent/fifth column this time whether with us the goverment or with rebel period

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  • 12 April 16:56, by Rubkotna_LeekNyalthiang-Nuer

    God bless the suffering people of Wau (Fertit and other tribes)

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  • 12 April 19:51, by Lango2010

    We are not others you stupid, we are Luo or Jaluo (Jurcol) so minimize us to be others, we are so important and peaceful tribe in South Sudan. But your stupid and meaningless rebellion has brought the suffering to our citizens all over. Both the Dinkas and Nuer will have to be answerable to God.

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    • 12 April 19:59, by Lango2010

      Mean while this hopeless, silly and barbaric government militias that carrying out indiscriminating against our beloved citizens Must be answerable to their master or to God for the blood of innocent people (the Lou and Fertite) soon God will reign on them for their cruelty

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