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SPLM-IO accuses South Sudan’s Boma officials of instigating attack on humanitarian convoy

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John Daniel Bol Information Secretary of SPLM-IO in Bieh State (ST Photo)
November 25, 2018 (JUBA) - SPLM-IO government in Bieh State of the Upper Nile province accused the government of the neighbouring Boma State of instigating an attack on a humanitarian convoy that resulted in the death of five people.

John Daniel Bol, information secretary for the SPLM-IO in Bieh State, said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday several members of Lou Nuer community in the state were killed during a "senseless attack in Lokurmach on the 20th. Nov. 2018 by Murle tribesmen who were instigated by the government in Boma State".

Bol added that the victims were accompanying four boats of the World Food Programme (WFP) transporting humanitarian assistance to Lokurmach community.

Earlier this month the main armed opposition group allowed humanitarian access to Pibor near the Ethiopian border from Bieh’s Akobo East County where four WFP boats carrying food aid to Lokurmach were dispatched.

The SPLM-IO official said they received reports confirming the killing of four men, and one woman while eight others are still missing.

He added that 12 people who survived the attack arrived in Akobo East County on 22nd and 23rd of November 2018 subsequently.

Bol condemned the attack of the "anti-peace elements" and called on the IGAD and the international to hold Buma State leadership accountable of the attack.

"We regret that if this is not well addressed it might jeopardise the freedom of movement and accessibility for both humanitarian and civilians sharing borders," he said.

The South Sudanese government and the SPLM-Io say they are committed to implementing the revitalized peace agreement and vowed to work closely to clear the differences at the local level.

Analysts agree on the need to launch the national reconciliation process and to dedicate special efforts to the tribal conflicts such as the dispute between the Murles and Lou Nuer.

(ST)

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  • 26 November 2018 09:20, by Games

    God be with those whose lost their loves ones in that Cowardice attacks.

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    • 26 November 2018 14:12, by Midit Mitot

      Sudan-tribune is deleting some commends.

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      • 27 November 2018 11:14, by Malakal county Simon

        Midiit mitot

        You’re right.... Too much bias and mine has gone for stating the truth about this savage tribe!!

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  • 27 November 2018 02:03, by @you

    Why again yah jinubin?

    Killing civilian like you will eat thems why?
    What would happen after you killed them?
    This time be careful things are changing.
    If we talk about peace you say yes for peace,
    And you don’t want to implement it after signing.
    We all know who directed you to do that dirty job.
    But you are the one to feel the pain later.

    Yala amshi num

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    • 27 November 2018 09:57, by Midit Mitot

      @You,
      Only TIT for TAT will make those criminals to lesson, they does not know even what,s peace in the country, because their actual home is bush.

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  • 27 November 2018 06:46, by Pakuai

    "SPLM-IO accuses South Sudan’s Boma officials of instigating attack on humanitarian convoy"

    ’Our Nuers ke nyantoc’ no more playing games, Boma state, is our country---Jonglei state. But you lawless Nuers ke Nyantoc, we don’t want you fools. We have killed your Riek Machar in Juba in 2016. South Sudan is a Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan country. What is your Riek Machar doing in Khartoum?>>>

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    • 27 November 2018 08:54, by Midit Mitot

      Pakuai,
      Why don,t you go back to primary school in-order to learn good English? we are getting tired of your jargon language.

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  • 28 November 2018 07:08, by @you

    Hahahahahahaha

    You killed Dr machar in juba?

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