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SPLA denies involvement in communal feud between Jonglei and Pibor


May 17, 2017(BOR) - A South Sudanese army official has denied the use of military assets in the recent communal fight by Dinka Bor youth against Murle.

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General Malual Majok, the deputy commander of division eight, told reporters Tuesday that his troops were neither directly nor indirectly involved in the fight.

His response come after some chiefs in Pibor claimed Dinka Bor youth, were allegedly armed by division eight in Malaual-chat, located in the outskirts of Bor.

“We denied this; we considered it to be nonsense. We are a national army. The troops in Pibor belong to us, they are brigade 23, of division eight, and the commanding officers came from different communities in South Sudan. We have Murle in the army headquarter here in Bor, even in Yuai; we have one among the top commanders there. Among my guards, there are Murle,” said Majok.

“We don’t get involved in the civilian conflicts, so we just ignored it because it was a lam accusation”, he further told reporters at his base in Bor Tuesday.

Last week, the Murle chiefs asked the first vice president, Taban Deng, to give them division nine headquarters to be stationed in Pibor to arm them to the same level with Dinka Bor. They also threatened to kill one of commanders of division eight, General Majur Aleer, who accompanied the delegations, accusing him of providing weapons and ammunition to the Dinka Bor youth.

The SPLA in Bor said they only need peace among the communities so that the youth from all the states join to defense the country.


In April and May, thousands of small arms, had found their way to Bor from different communities in former Lakes state. The youth from Lakes crossed to Bor with their weapons and ammunitions and sell them local to Dinka Bor youth.

A security agent, who spoke to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity, said the weapons’ illegal market had grown in and around Bor. An Avtomate Kalashnikova 1947 or AK47, he said, was currently being sold at between SSP30, 000 to SSP50, 000 depending on whether it was an old or new one.

“Other weapons like Russian made PKM machine guns cost between SSP195, 000 to SPP200,000 (about $2,000),” the security official said, further disclosing that the price of rocket launchers, Degtyaryova-Shpagina Krupnokaliberny (DShK), a type of machine gun firing the 12.7 X 108mm cartridge, also commonly known as Twelve (12), and mortar bombs could cost more than SSP300,000.

He however said although the government is working towards ending illegal dealings in arms, security personnel find it increasingly difficult to make arrests.

Ateng Deng, a Dinka Bor youth member, blames those arming the Murle for instigating the conflict that has destabilised the region for decades.


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  • 18 May 2017 09:02, by Dengda

    let Murlei youth declared that they have been defeated in confrontation or else, Jonglei youth sold their remaining cattle to acquired the same weapon you have been using since Cobra faction refused to integrated into national army which will caused them the disarmament opted to settle for Murlei tradition of stealing, raiding and abduction of children. Jonglei are seldom to react.

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    • 18 May 2017 09:06, by Dengda

      But when they did, it mean business, remember your provocative statement "we went there and took those and children if you them, come and get it by yourself" this what provoked Jonglei youth and they still standby that. Current sequences withdrwal it a show of how being good citizen whom being abide by the law of state or else face to face show off is the last resort remain.

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      • 18 May 2017 11:55, by Kuch

        Look at this coward called Dengda, he is thumbing out his chess as if he went to Boma state with the Bor Dinka youths. Dengda, you often acause Salva Kiir to have made up a coup on the 15/12.2013 on this site. Out of curiosity Mr. Dengda. The Nuers and Riek Machar came to Bor & start their revenge killing in Bor, Akoba, Anasir, Balliet, Malakal and Bentiu & not in the then Salva Kiir>>>

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        • 18 May 2017 12:04, by Kuch

          home state of Warrap or Northern Bhar El Gazelles, which your Riek Machar and some of his Nuer lives purported to be where Salva Kiir body guards, they alleged to have murdered the Nuers in Juba hailed from? Mr. Dengda, can you give me an honest answer as to why your Riek Machar didn’t go to Warrap or Aweil but Bor mister? Your Riek Machar home state is even closer to Warrap than Bor>>>

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          • 18 May 2017 12:12, by Kuch

            Mr. Dengda, so why didn’t your boss go and start his Nuers revenge killing there? Mr. Dengda, If your Riek Machar didn’t attempt a coup as you idiot often project on this site, then why did your Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore ran out of Juba on the night of the 15/12/2013? Why did a guy like Alfred Lado Gore, an Equatorian with no Dinka enemies ran away with your Riek Machar>>>

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            • 18 May 2017 12:20, by Kuch

              on the night of the 15/12/2013? Mr. Dengda, tell me, why did your Riek Machar and his bunch of his unruly Nuers came and captured Bor and named it their Ngundeng city? Mr. Dengda, this is your post else where on this site: "shifting blaming is not mind of intellectual people but for semi-profession minded. You always blame non actors on our problem and not forthcoming with solution either"

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              • 18 May 2017 12:29, by Kuch

                Mr. Dengda, first of all give me a response of all those l requested from you above. And l will fully respond you with even a booklet if you idiot worth my response. But if you can’t response those requests, then next time little cretin, know your your place. I always accused the US, the UK, the NGOs and the UN because they are the ones behind the current war in our country>>>

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                • 18 May 2017 12:42, by Kuch

                  because l know them from A to B, and l have acted on some of their creepy activities that are in my jurisdiction and reported other most sensitives issues relevant individuals l know. Hey Mr. Dengda, I am not your "a semi-professional" little cretin. Answer my questions and l will tell you my profession and Qualifications & l where l got them. And one more thing Mr. Dengda>>>

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                  • 18 May 2017 12:53, by Kuch

                    Who do you think, armed David Yau Yau to cause havoc in the then former Jonglei state, before he returned to the government? Mr. Dengda, the British mercenaries supplied your Riek Machar rebels’ arms via Djibouti and your the so-called US special forces and AFRICOM have done the same in Western Equatoria and Central Equatoria>>>

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                    • 18 May 2017 14:35, by PEACE FOR ALL

                      WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH SUDAN TRIBUNE? THIS IS HIRED WEBSITE FOR FUBRICATING NEWS ON NO GROUND TRUE. LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT. "In April and May, thousands of small arms, had found their way to Bor from different communities in former Lakes state. The youth from Lakes crossed to Bor with their weapons and ammunitions and sell them local to Dinka Bor youth.

                      A security agent, who spok

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                      • 18 May 2017 14:36, by PEACE FOR ALL

                        In April and May, thousands of small arms, had found their way to Bor from different communities in former Lakes state. The youth from Lakes crossed to Bor with their weapons and ammunitions and sell them local to Dinka Bor youth.

                        A security agent, who spoke to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity, said the weapons’ illegal market had grown in and around Bor. An Avtomate Kalashnikova 1947 or A

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                    • 18 May 2017 14:40, by Dengda

                      @ Kush
                      If you could be precisely, I would much understand you, you seem to be paranoid in supporting government. I am Bor-Dinka honestly speaking, but for your information, Jonglei are not cowardice as you try to portray but smart people who are seldom to show up for publicity. I am not for Riek as individual but for reform and system free from corruption, we can use our number as majority to mess

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                      • 18 May 2017 14:45, by Dengda

                        Using Dinka as majority and whose their majority indeed fought for liberation of South Sudan as lame accuses, I can’t entertain it. Scapegoating too for failure, I can’t entertain it too. So, I can support failure government of which I have very closed relative working in high rank of army. But inclusiveness is my norm and I wouldn’t buy your cheaper thinking of usesing Dinka name recklessness.

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  • 18 May 2017 15:32, by Naath

    The SPLA of Dinka Councile of Elders has never accept wrongdoing. It is real criminals organization that need to be renamed and restructured so it can fit among other organizations and parties in South Sudan.

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