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Dinka Bor demand return of children and cattle to avert tribal war against Murle


April 17, 2017 (BOR) – A countless number of armed youth from Jongeli State during this Easter weekend have been deployed along the administrative border with Boma state demanding their tribal foes of Murle to return them their abducted children and stolen cattle.

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SPLA soldiers standing near cattle belonging to the Murle tribe, in Pibor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan, 25 September 2012 (ST)

The youth, who had not ruled out the possibility of peace said they would only return back to their home if their demands were met in less than a week.

Ayuen Guet, the spokesperson of Bor Defence Force (BDF), said fighting was a bitter pill (to swallow) which their opponents had left to them".

He added they had withdrew from Kotchar in Boma on March 10, giving the Murle an ultimatum of seven days to return the kids that were abducted and the thousands of cattle that were taken. But, the seven-day ultimatum time frame lasted three weeks.

“When we returned for the national day of prayers in March, we told them to return our children and cattle within seven days, but they did not. Instead, they came and attacked Baidit and Kongor villages?, after we? returned to our borders and seized about 3,500 heads of cattle and killed 8 people. ?T?hey? also? attacked a Jonglei village, killing four people and abducting four others,” Guet said.

The youth from the areas attacked by Murle, organized themselves at the border awaiting an agreement to be made.

“If Murle have collected all our cattle and children, let them hand them over to UNMISS and then we will make a peace agreement at the border. The elders, chiefs and governments of the two states will be witnesses and the international community will also witness the agreement,” said Guet.


The economic driven crimes, cattle rustling and child abduction that have been carried out by the two ethnic tribes from Boma and Jonglei have wedged the states apart, leaving no hope for peace between the fighting states.

According to Philip Aguer, the Governor of Jonglei State, who addressed the church congregation on Sunday in Bor, the only thing that would resolve the current problems, are sacrifices.

“Very few people can bring an end to Jonglei insecurity problem. You must sacrifice yourself, whether this would take your life or not. This is what we have been doing since we fought the Arabs (Sudan) in 1983. Many of you are now alive because of the sacrifice other people made, by giving their lives for you. This time, the youth must sacrifices their lives to defend the state and its people,” said Aguer.

The governor who was the spokesperson of the national army went on to say that Jonglei had lost thousands and thousands of children to Murle over a century, and more villages had been vacated due to their fears of being attacked by Murle.

Aguer urged the youth to bring an end to the attacks because many lives have been lost in the futile fighting.

From his side, Ruben Akurdit Ngong, the Bishop of Jonglei province and Bishop of Diocese of Bor, said that peace would return to the two communities which have lost trust in one another.

“Our message as the Church is always the message of peace among the people, brothers and sisters of Jonglei State and among the neighbouring states of Jonglei. We have been going through difficult times for a number of years because of the security problems. Now people have to come together and sort out their differences peacefully,” Akurdit told the press after prayers on Sunday in Bor.

Last week, Pibor County Commissioner of Boma State Simon Gain, accused the Dinka Bor youth of rejecting peace negotiations that were arranged to take place in Terekeka State.

Gain said their people had been killed by Dinka youth along the Juba-Pibor road, a claim which the Dinka youth had dismissed.

But, the Dinka youth say that the road did not exist and that they knew nothing about the national road networks.


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  • 18 April 2017 08:25, by doot

    Killing ,raping and abduction of children can be stopped if,and only if the same is paid to them. This is just a matter of justice.If your uncouth Brother Knifed you in The back,and then run to hide in church to pray or play..., let him pay the cost of justice for justice`s sake. Justice is a matter of Balance. According to scholar of old Testament,there must always be eye for eye.#Stop Murle

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    • 18 April 2017 08:44, by Midit Mitot

      Dinka Bor to Murle again, attempted attack to Murle without Nyarweng and Hol/cuor which had already trained well by Lou Nuer white army will not succeed, look, they were starting firing their bullets to the air in Bor for nothing.Running back to Bor is looming.

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    • 18 April 2017 10:08, by jubaone

      That’s exactly what we Equatorians have with you jienges. Now, in 5, 10, 20 or 50 yrs we shall settle our scores with you. You cowards have been supplied with national weapons and so go terrorizing unarmed civilians. Maybe you can vacate Nimule or Equatorian lands to go face the Murles. Such a small tribe scaring your shit.

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      • 18 April 2017 11:55, by Brigadier Pato

        Not all Equatorians as stupid as you are piglet.
        Murles have been disturbing us for more than 100years and we ignored them because we thought that they would change. Now, it is the real time to force them to change. If you Madi and Pajulus want to show us your logger heads,you be next. Your SPLA-IOs were captured yesterday in Raja. Check it out.

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        • 18 April 2017 13:43, by jubaone

          Brigadier Pato,
          Just another bogus paper brigadier. Of course you would brag bow since Kuol Manyang and Malong have distributed you national guns. Maybe it’s a good idea, once you defeat the Nurles you can quit Nimule and go to your luaks. Now I see brave jienges wow!

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      • 18 April 2017 17:32, by Garang Akeen Tong

        @Jubazero, you already evacuate to where you belong, that,s Uganda, DRC & CAR, leave us alone, we are going to settle our differences by ourselves, our differences between NUER, MURLE, ANYUAK, MUNDARI, SULLUK, MABAN, and many others s.sudanse.

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        • 18 April 2017 18:12, by jubaone

          Garang Akeen,
          I would not have any problems if you fought in your areas. The problem is you then flee for refuge to Equatoria causing chaos and land grabbing like in Nimule. Jienge refugees and squatters even have names like Bor2, what the f**k? Fight and kill yourselves in your luaks and don’t run to hide in Equatoria ya jienge.

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          • 18 April 2017 21:18, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Jubaone, you hate theirs present in Equatoria now but during strucgle, you are the first to call us to liberate you from where you slaves, we had just came to liberated you, knowing that we are brothers & sisters, that,s how Dinka came to equatoria land, but now we become victims, our scrifics goes invain, no matter God know all about.

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            • 19 April 2017 18:01, by jubaone

              Garang Akeen,
              Hey man! Did anyone call the jienges to come and fight in Equatoria? Why did they have to flee their lands and not fight in jiengeland? During Anyanya 1, each people fought in their areas. But during the SPLA struggle all jienges fled to other areas as if there was no war in their areas. Stop telling shit. You just fled and deserted your areas in search of food and refuge, nothing ma

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          • 19 April 2017 03:00, by Dinka-Defender-General

            Here we go again. JUBAONE MASTHEAD, lino, Midit, and so called loser Brigadier. Why do don’t you leave Dinkas alone. I guess you don’t to see Dinkas people doing its society. You always interfering with our internal affairs. Why don’t you leave us alone. I think I already told you Dinkas people are peaceful except when you mess around with them.

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      • 19 April 2017 05:46, by doot

        Hi jubaone,
        You are so high on equatorians,and so low on other Communities. what a low man!.It seem that you are recieving a lot of score.Be south sudanese,and get more scores.It so striking to see that you over rating this murle criminals, and increasing low on innocent children. you are also so "high" in calling people "cowards,and REALL REALLY VERY "low" in calling them Brave.

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  • 18 April 2017 09:51, by Brigadier Pato

    Only 1500 armed youth that raided YAU YAU’s villages and this time 9,000 well equiped youth from Bor, Twic-east, Hol, Nyarweng and Kon Choul Lual boys are going too. Murle are coward whose lives has to be taken such that next generation will live in peace.

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    • 18 April 2017 14:55, by Midit Mitot

      That would be fine if all those mentioned above shall participate in to that chaos, but Am doubting Bor youths alone whether they should even touch a single inches at Murle land or not, I know only that their running back to Bor in disarray is underway, marks my words.

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      • 18 April 2017 18:02, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Mitot, rereads statement onces more, Bor youths demanding return of abducted childrens and stolen cows, as path for peace, get it to your brain.

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        • 18 April 2017 19:32, by Lino Gai Akok

          How difficult it’s for a rat to touch the cat or play around in the presence of a cat!
          Don’t incite violent or cause a war that you won’t win because of Murle’s courageous and braving over Dinka Bor youth who are not good in fighting.
          Please take care otherwise let them continue abducting your young ones due to your weakness.

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          • 18 April 2017 21:44, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Lino Gai Akok, the issue is not because Murle youths are more brave over Bor youths, Bor community are very peaceful to theirs nigbouring community from day one, they don,t have culture of atacks to kill, steal , abduct children, revange, they are God worshippers as I know, but now things are different, Bor youths of today shouldn,t be compare to old one, to says this Am encourage them to make ex

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            • 18 April 2017 21:59, by Garang Akeen Tong

              Cont........to make excellent approch to settle theirs difference through amicable solution, abducted children should be reunite with theirs families, stolen cows should be return to rightful owners.

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  • 18 April 2017 19:42, by Brigadier Pato

    Jubaone, your noise will never scare us Dinkas ya nyam-nyam. Remember, madi have never sounded through out Anya-nya 2 struggle not even trying to play with Dinkas.
    Do not doubt our youth brother Midit Mitot. You are just within Bor PoC, our youth are so much determined to clear Murles out of their lands. You’ll be our witness.We are peace loving tribe in Upper Nile and we don’t give up easily. 100

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    • 18 April 2017 20:22, by jubaone

      Garang Akeen
      Good luck. But don’t escape to Equatoria with shit in your butt fearing Murles or Nuers. Such cowards came to Equatoria and now claim they are brave. Bullshit. We have now closed all escape routes and you will nyorot.

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  • 18 April 2017 19:53, by Brigadier Pato

    @Lino Gai Akok,
    Biblically, it is written that WISE MEN came from east. Bor people has always decided the best for South Sudanese and now, the foolish majority swallowed the whole pride within shortest time.Your old juju men put this country into this mess!! we don’t need you people in our move. We all always decide wisely and this will be the best for us. Check the name "BDF" mess it alone!!!

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  • 18 April 2017 20:03, by SGT B2K

    You need not to worry about the Bor Youths but your own because they are coming after bad neighbors. And fyi, Bor Youths can go alone without Twi and Dukeen........

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  • 18 April 2017 20:18, by Brigadier Pato

    @SGX or something like that,
    Stop narrowing it down to your usual small brain. Bor youth are not only Athiooc and Gok, but, Jonglei Dinka youth.

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    • 18 April 2017 22:06, by Lino Gai Akok

      Hahahahaa! Brigradier Pato, i know very well from South-North Sudan civil war, Buor didn’t participate but went to exile. These so called (Buor) Bor are not good in fighting but they speak so much.
      Am worry, these Murle Youth will crash them.

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      • 19 April 2017 16:22, by Akomaland

        The Dinka Bor touched the tail of a lion, if it was not for the sake of YY you could be crying by now, y did u retreat if u r men enough, this year u will migrate to Lake state or else u will not rest from the hands of the mighty murle worriers.

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  • 19 April 2017 19:30, by Brigadier Pato

    Your criminal minds will gt adjusted soon. Abl Alier spared your lives when Nimeri had suggested that your criminals would be cleared out on earth and Abel refused citing that Murles were South Sudanese and their stupidity would change. Now it time to wipe you out on earth. Your are crying calling UNMISS and International community to intervene but, it is too late. We are ready to do i

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    • 20 April 2017 10:54, by Akomaland

      U self proclaimed coward brigadier, the murles dont need govt or UNMISS support like u cowards, they always struggle by all means to defend them selves. wat did u do in koschar despite the govt support. for God sake how can a brigadier get kill coz of cows issues. shame on the deceased and the soul should rest in hell. bring more to be kill by illiterate cow boys and it pain u more

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