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S. Sudan army deployed in Gogrial state over tribal conflict


July 4, 2017 (JUBA) –The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the national army of South Sudan, has deployed forces in Gogrial state to end on and off communal fights between two rival communities.

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Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers singing pro-war song (AFP file photo)

The state information minister, Ariech Mayar Ariech said on Monday that the first batch of government forces arrived in Kuacjok town, the administrative headquarters of South Sudan’s Gogrial state.

“The first batch of SPLA forces arrived in the state capital Kuajok with the mandate to disarm and counter on going Apuk south and Kuac civilians’ confrontation. The deployment of intervention force comes as a result of the security meeting in Wau between SPLA’s chief of defense forces Gen. James Ajonga and the governor of Gogrial state General Gregory Deng”, said Ariech.

He did not disclose where the forces were deployed nor for how long they will stay in the area doing what he called “forceful” disarmament of the civilians.

However, following a high-level security meeting held in Wau town on Sunday, the governor, chief of defence staff and other commanding officers were directed to seize all illegal firearms among civilians and deal "firmly" with those in possession.

Local area legislators and residents said the government deployed enough security personnel facilitated with armored vehicles to begin the exercise.

The move is expected to quell the rampant insecurity cases in the region.

The exercise, which takes immediate effect, will be carried out to recover all unlicensed firearms currently in the hands of criminals and bandits.


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  • 5 July 2017 08:52, by Kuch

    Some Jiengs of Gogrial and Agaar of greater Rumbek communities must stop these old-aged primitive aimless clannish wars. The greater monyjang community image is always soiled by these low level fightings & cattle raids. Why don’t our Gogrial learn Jiengs of from their Malual Giernyang (Awiel-wiel), Tonj, Ngok peaceful ways of settling disputes? The same thing to Agaar community>>>

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    • 5 July 2017 09:00, by Kuch

      community of greater Rumbek, why don’t they learn their Tonj, Aliab, Ciec and Atuot Abangbar of Yirol’s cousins peaceful ways of settling of always settling disputes? I know recently, there has been a fight between Aliab & Ciec over cattle raid. But l for one can personally attest that this might be a one off incident. Because when l was a little boy>>>

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      • 5 July 2017 09:07, by Kuch

        our cattle camp sometimes crossed the Nile to go & graze our cattle in Aliab & Ciec countries & to some extent---to Atuot Abangbar countries. Little boys like my used to do wrestling with the little Aliab, Ciec & Atuot Abangbar little boys and the bigger men with their big men and l have never witness any acts of hostilities or cattle raid then>>>

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        • 5 July 2017 09:22, by Kuch

          until it was always time we think, we can just crossed back to Bor, at the Eastern bank of the Nile. I just don’t get it why are there some Jieng communities who still fight these old-aged centuries clannish wars? I thought our "Nuers ke nyantoc’s cousins" and the Murles were the ones who still fight these foolish clannish wars. But it turns out that, we the Monjiengs, ourselves are just>>>

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          • 5 July 2017 09:42, by Kuch

            part of the primordial & stupid pool game after all!! Very pathetic indeed. There is a book by a British-Polish writer, called Joseph Conrad (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness) that l read with a lot of ’sniggers & disdains’ when it was recommended to me by a Canadian friend whom we used to taunt each other at the university on how the Belgium bullied>>>

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            • 5 July 2017 09:54, by Kuch

              the Congolese people. And when this Canadian recommended that l should read Joseph Conrad’s "heart of Darkness" book. l read it & became absolutely angry with my Canadian friend. I told my Canadian friend, that in my Dinka/Monjang country, we cannot allow the idiots like the Belgiums to get away with what they have done to the Congolese people>>>

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              • 5 July 2017 10:54, by Kuch

                I then recommended a similar some shred of ’ a similar streaks’ to Joseph Conrad’s "heart of darkness", the book, which I used to carry with my other other books in my back-packed while blasting the *Jellebas/mundukurus cloned arabs of North Sudan* out of our country in Equuatoria next to ’Congo’>>>

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                • 5 July 2017 11:01, by Kuch

                  People have to be honest to themselves; our country is becoming coveted by the greatest evils on earth; the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their evils in between. But we have our fools. Who want to let our country being over by the evils that we can just walk over in a day or two. Simply because some communities just want no to do anything>>>

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                  • 5 July 2017 11:10, by Kuch

                    but they just want us, to be fighting clanish wars to protect their studipdity & foolishness. The fools are lucky though because we don’t like the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states and some of their criminals in between. Fellows, we have been informing you>>>

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                    • 5 July 2017 11:17, by Kuch

                      Mr. Joseph Conrad (the heart of darkness) this book about our country, and not Congo. But some of us who evil the white man is know through & through that the online tabloids like this SUDAN TRIBUNE, RADIO TAMAZUJ, the US, the UK, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs & their evils in between our greatest enemies on earth>>>>

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          • 5 July 2017 09:49, by Kush Natives

            Mr. Kuch,
            Just a portion of an advise to you and the rest that, anybody or tribes that not bordering Arab or North Sudan haven’t learned anything. That’s why you still some of our Jieeng, running around with spears and their old dated ak47 rifles in Toc cattle camps, for just showing OF force in front of their teenage girls thinking that they’re man enough. They’re busy fighting each other.

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            • 5 July 2017 09:55, by Kush Natives

              >> everyday, for what reason really? Why can we consolidate and use that power on our very enemies, like case of Arab behind us here in Panthou? They should just start intermarriage, so that they shared wells or cattle rather than bloodshed.

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            • 5 July 2017 12:09, by jubaone

              I see how you loath the UK, USA, evil juus etc. But you still use their language English and technology (internet)to express your frustrations and anger. Lets wait for what is typically monyjienge, something akin to luak´s own homemade and home-developed technology and modern language. Otherwise, you are shitting into the same bowl you are scooping out your walwal.

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              • 5 July 2017 15:51, by Kuch

                Monjjiengs are here. We are going to bomb your mighty US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their evil in between. We are the ISRAELIS. There is not going to be mighty US, the Saudi Arabia, the so-called israel, Island of England, Bantus like Nigerians. Who says, we don’t want the evils in our country whatsoever, by a way of a war>>>

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    • 5 July 2017 19:02, by jubaone

      Most non-jienge SPLA soldiers have quit the army. Most of the SPLAnyors are from Aweil Mading (Malual Gier nyang) and their deployment in Warrap now could lead to a terrible backlash especially after Malong’s demise. Who then were deployed in Warrap? Is this not another trick by the Kiirminal to attack Aweilians and Malong’s supporters? It’s now easy to deploy them to Aweil.

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      • 5 July 2017 19:08, by jubaone

        The trick is deploy many Warrapiabs under the pretext of bringing peace between Apuk -Aguok but fact is there could be war between Aweilians and Warrapians soon. So Warrapians are just getting prepared. Most Aweilians are being targeted in Juba and others already killed. Malual Gier nyabg may want to revenge. So stay tuned.

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  • 5 July 2017 09:47, by Majesty

    Salva Kiir and circles have revived their old doctrine of 1980s, use Dinka Malual to fight wars and not allow them near power. They killed Bol Akok to apply that. Latest replacement of Gen. Malong with Gen. Ajonga was meant to divide Aweil. Gen Malong can’t be pushed around. Gen. Ajonga was meant to be puppet and implement what they want.

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    • 5 July 2017 09:59, by Majesty

      It’s high time Mading Aweil call for full removal of Salva kiir or call off their sons from Kiir war.

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  • 5 July 2017 11:56, by Deng Angui Garang

    the disarmament of civilians in Gogrial State is not amicable solution to the problem of Gogrial State, its needed mutual mind people to come out with good ideas to put this communal fight across Gogrial State to an end. I do accused some intellectual from Apuk community for fuelling this conflict because they have their own objective to be achieved which is their own state through communal fights

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    • 5 July 2017 14:28, by Kuch

      Deng Angui Garang,
      Mr. Deng,
      We are not asking anyone to disarm. We are want a war with our enemies. When the Bor Jieng were disarmed by Kuol Manyang disramed the Bor Dinka, the some Nuers communities but when the SPLA wanted to disarmed the Murles. Like everybody else, then the so-called UN, UNIMISS, their sleazy NGOs, the UN, their UK, the US, their evil juus & some of evil in between>>>

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      • 5 July 2017 14:36, by Kuch

        while the same US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their evils in between were the ones playing game with us. We are here fellows, I am the one who is going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their evils out country we our country. We are here fellows.

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      • 5 July 2017 15:36, by Kuch

        while the same US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their evils in between were the ones playing game with us. We are here fellows, I am the one who is going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their evils out country we our country. We are here fellows.

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  • 5 July 2017 12:21, by Deng Angui Garang

    I do suggest that the relieving of Gogrial State Governor is need to pave the way for solving and uproot the problem between rivalry communities in Gogrial Stat with out interference and we need the appointment of Governor which can’t take side in communal fight, follow by disarmament of civilians and mobile court from National government will be there trials all culprits involve in this proble

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  • 5 July 2017 12:39, by Deng Angui Garang

    I am the one among the supporters of Governor of Gogrial State since his campaign to Governorship post, he told us that he is going to united the people of Gogrial State and putting communal fight to an end but vice versa is true, he is taking side support his own community and bias in his own decision and no equality between his own people of Gogrial state that is why we withdrawn our support.

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  • 5 July 2017 13:50, by Majesty

    Gogrial problem is Gogrial problem, it must not be another burden for the SPLA. SPLA has limited resources to protect both Kiir and his Gogrial violence clanmen who for decades don’t know how to respect and live in peace with themselves or others. The nation is paying dearly largely because of these very people.

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    • 5 July 2017 15:01, by Majesty

      People of Mading Aweil have no enemy across South Sudan yet it’s Dinka Malual who shouldered lion share of fighting wars created by others. What are we Dinka Malual protecting? Dinka name? Gogrial presidency?
      Salva Kiir has limited window to let Gen Malong roams free or he will not survive what he has started.

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      • 5 July 2017 18:58, by Eastern


        This just shows what the scarifications/cutting of the blood veins in your head does to you! Remember sometimes back some of the boys undergoing this nefarous act challenged an SPLA soldier in Aweil East, that the soldier was just a mere boy. The result was a disasterous - both died in grenade blast!!

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        • 5 July 2017 18:59, by Eastern

          ANY MAN with scarificed face is MAD!!!!

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  • 5 July 2017 15:38, by Mike Charlie MC

    If says disarmament ,,, it mean killing of civilian,,,,, untrained SPLA soldiers normal rely radical manner

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  • 6 July 2017 06:17, by conservative

    If you guys (SPLM) have for us security deployment, make you sure make sure you guys bring us well equipped train force or police not bunch thugs police or gang bang to Rob people or killing anybody bring them to justice start from low to top general army also fight professional war not to spread these mess around the country.

    Conservative owyeee

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