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Over 30 people killed in W. Lakes state revenge attack


June 22, 2017 (RUMBEK) – At least 35 people have been killed in revenge attacks that occurred in South Sudan’s Western Lakes state between Rup and Pakam communities of Rumbek Central county.

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Map detail showing South Sudan’s Lakes state in red

The clashes, local officials told Sudan Tribune, erupted when a pastoralist was reportedly shot dead by a suspected armed youth.

Up to 40 people were reportedly wounded during the same attack.

A Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer in Rumbek County described it as the ever fight that ended without state intervention.

Meanwhile the Commissioner of Alor County, Stephen Mathiang Deng denied allegations that security forces failed to intervene.

He urged the national government to seek a quick solution to end cycles of revenge attacks in Western Lakes state capital, Rumbek.

Cycles of revenge attacks become rampant in the region in the aftermath of Matur Chut Dhuol’s re-appointment as governor by President Salva Kiir early this year. Dhuol replaced Abraham Makoi Bol.


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  • 22 June 09:10, by Achuil friedman

    This is another tension and that is why our laws are defict by our law makers so why the youth kill them self?

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    • 22 June 10:21, by Juba Lira

      Matur Chuot was the one creating all this choas, he does not know even to separate tow fighting chicken leave alone people.

      I heard he was celebrating when he heard Rup and Pakam are fighting.

      Shame on Salva Kiir who re-appointed him.

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  • 22 June 11:09, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Only disarment will bring change for South Sudan Western Lakes State Rumbek. Not Kiir or Matur.

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    • 22 June 12:44, by Frak Cho

      Who will enforce then the law of disarmament @ Ayieu Makuac? President Kiir is the one leading the Nation, he’s responsible for everything good or bad.

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    • 22 June 14:03, by jubaone

      Bullshit, disarm these jienges and they will start using spears, remove the spears they will turn to sticks and clubs and there are plenty of trees and bushes in jiengeland. If that also fails maybe just cutoff their hands so they dont do silly things. In 2012 over 90 people in same area got killed due to quarrels over a bamboo stalk for hanging mosquito net. Wow!

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      • 22 June 15:13, by Theallseeingeye

        you are damn right man, this habit of fighting runs deep in Jienge VIEN. its actually there essence, I have been saying ever since I joined this forum, these mammals are still in state of early ape, they are yet to evolve into sensible humans beings. so fighting for them is compulsory, its a must, obligation,pleasure or relive. so this is the kind of creatures God has place us with.

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        • 22 June 16:25, by jubaone

          Right. Do yo know why Jienges dreadfully fear to stay in their luaks? Cos of revenge killings. Even the Kiirminal can’t afford to go to Warrap cos they would gun him down. Equatorians have been toooo kind allowed these savages in our areas. That is why we must fight to throw them out. Now most areas are "jienge-free". Great.

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          • 22 June 16:32, by jubaone

            Who cares if they butcher themselves to death as long as takes place in jiengeland, that is fine. But once that gets to Equatoria, we must act swiftly and aggressively. Our biggest challenge isn’t these savages in Nimule. They have squatted 4 2 long. It’s time they got back Bor. But these cowards fear Nuers and Murles. We must act like them so to get them out. Spread the news.

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  • 22 June 13:47, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Frak Cho
    Yes Kiir is a leader of the nation who is supposed to implement law of everythings which is against South Sudanese citizen.
    Stability is not needed by the Kiir and Matur Chut in W. Lakes State.

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  • 22 June 13:49, by Kojok Lueth

    Were those killers trained by Kiir? I think the answer is well known everyone needs to fear God yes the presidential administration need to implement the rules to stop killing is not only Kiir.you and me need to work hand to hand and respect the nation.

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  • 22 June 13:51, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    In W. Lakes State, there is a lot of roads blocked all the way from Rumbek Town.

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  • 22 June 13:56, by Kojok Lueth

    Were those killers trained by Kiir? I think the answer is well known everyone needs to fear God yes the presidential administration need to implement the rules to stop killing is not only Kiir.you and me need to work hand to hand and respect the nation.

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  • 22 June 13:58, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Kojok Lueth
    Kiir didn’t trained any criminal in South Sudan only South Sudan situation trained them.

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  • 22 June 14:59, by deng

    Brothers and sisters the change will not come from Kiir or government, the change will come people if they know themselves they will die like that, if kiir left today the most dangerous president will come because the good leader will come from good people, if people of South Sudan acknowledge God and fear him.

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    • 22 June 18:09, by jubaone

      Do jienges really know God? How do you explain that everything bad cones from the jienges. I thought Satan was their God cos, whatever a jienge says, doeas and thinks is evil. For all non jienges, if you meet a jienge make a cross and oray he doesn’t stab you in the back. He’s a liar, killer, thug and rapist. Nothing good in him.

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