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30 killed in Eastern Lakes state inter-communal fight


June 23, 2017 (YIROL) – At least 30 people have been killed in an inter-communal fight between in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state.

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Map detail of South Sudan showing Lakes state in red

The clashes, an official said, took place between armed youth from the Atuot clan of Yirol center in Eastern Lakes state on Thursday evening.

According to an official, armed youth from the Atuot clan section stormed a cattle camp belonging to the Aliap clan section.

The clashes erupted after armed pastoralist youth from Atuot who inhabit Yirol center county and carried out cattle raiding in Awerial county, commissioner Akuoi Ayeu, said.

“We had 30 people shot dead on spot. Cows were also looted. The two counties are working to recover back all those cows looted and to arrest the suspected fighters,” Ayeu told Sudan Tribune.

This is the first ever inter-communal fight in Eastern Lakes state since the appointment of Maj. General Bor Phillip Wutchok as governor in February.


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  • 25 June 09:22, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Pure anarchy in South Sudan. If the president loves the people and the country he should resign to enable a capable citizen lead the country. He can not preside in a country where human resources of the country are being destroyed!!

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    • 25 June 14:54, by Mopedi

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g
      If you are to define humans and beings, then Jenge’s ethical code can throw them out of the universal definition that is why many scalars argues that its difficult to have stable South Sudan, they are between animals and humans half-way transformed matters without Soul spirit.

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    • 28 June 13:17, by Midit Mitot

      Doom leader can not resign,

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  • 25 June 10:38, by jubaone

    The jienge is an anarchist and chaotic in his nature and has not sentimental. He acts impulsively and has hates discussions or dialogue. How often have these jienge communities dialogued and has failed. Why do we think the jienge initiated ND will work? I’m completely convinced either the jienge defeats you or you defeat him there’s NO shortcut. Let’s go to the bitter end. Peace only ARCISS 201

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    • 25 June 11:59, by Eastern


      I agree. The dinka communities are indeed anarchic and chaotic in character. So long as that bubble is kept within their backyard, I have no qualm about it. What I detest is spreading these negaive energies ALL OVER SOUTH SUDAN and EXPORTING some abroad....

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  • 25 June 12:32, by Theone

    Do all of you feel good when you make tribalistic remarks?

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  • 25 June 19:49, by Kerem

    These kind of things are happening everywhere even in Equatoria. When Equatorian envy your riches, they use "kisum" (poison) to kill you. Nuer and Dinka love direct confrontation when they envy you which is easy to control

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  • 25 June 21:56, by Thyinka

    I see those with hatred of Dinka are cheering and making disparaging remarks. Can you see your own humanity has been lost for cheering for tragedy here?

    Hatred of Dinka is killing you slowly and taking your humanity away. I hope you will find it in your heart (not you have any) to see human tragedy as a tragedy, period. Not an occasion to trash people with unfounded claims about their nature.

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    • 26 June 04:14, by Eyez

      Stupid idiots, who says Equatorians kill each other like you morons, we have morals and a fear of God, not like you Jienge savages.

      Don’t you sycophants ever compare your barbaric life of carnage to our civilised ways, it’s sad enough that we’re citizens of the same nation.

      You folks are aliens from another planet, no wonder you mark your faces and behave like wild animals.

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  • 25 June 21:57, by Thyinka

    *(Not that you have any)*

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  • 25 June 22:32, by john akeen

    SOUTH SUDANESE people were the best people 9 hundert’s years ago until they have realized that there is something call tribalism and killing over cattles and politics, they have realized that in 1947. please less stand up beside our government so that way we can have security in our country and for our people

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  • 25 June 23:17, by Sunday Junup

    Why Dinka are not peaceful tribe even among themselves? How come they claim to rule others? Please Kiir send those claiming to hold ND to solve Dinka problems in Rumbek and Waraf to proof that they can also dialogue with rebels

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    • 26 June 01:55, by john akeen

      Sunday Junup
      why saying Dinka? Instead of saying our south sudanese people need to be peaceful and need to stop fighting, and need to stop killing each other over cattell’s? Leave Tribalism and you be a great South Sudanese person and South Sudanese nation will thank you for that

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