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Jonglei: Bor-Pibor clashes kill 22


January 9, 2012 (BOR) - At least 22 people were killed and 26 wounded in clashes between the Dinka Bor of Bor County and Murle ethnic group from Pibor County on Tuesday 7 February, local officials say.

Murle youth claim to have lost nine men, with 11 others injured in the clash, in the latest in a series of incidents between rival cattle herding groups in the state, according to a youth leader in Pibor Town on Thursday.

On the Dinka Bor side 13 are reported to have died, while 15 sustained injures and are receiving medical help in Bor Hospital.

Sudan Tribune has not been able to independently verify the figures on either side. This is the latest in two months of clashes in South Sudan’s Jonglei that have affected around 140,000 people, according to the United Nations (UN).

Raids and counter raids for cattle and revenge for previous attacks between the Murle and Luo Nuer peaked in August and June last year killing over 1,000. It is unclear how many have died since December in the latest clashes. The UN has dismissed claims by the Pibor commissioner the 3,000 died when the Luo Nuer, with some Dinka Bor, attacked Pibor over the New Year.

Pibor youth leader, Nyany Korok Kalithok, accused the Dinka Bor of attacking them in Manyibol village of Gumuruk Payam [district] in Pibor County on Tuesday 7 February.

In an interview with Sudan Tribune in Pibor, Korok claimed the Dinka Bor attackers were wearing the uniforms of South Sudan’s army and police.

“They were well organised. Some people were wearing Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) uniform others were in police uniform”, said Nyany.

However, the youth leader in Bor, Thon Ayuen, denied any attack was carried out by the Dinka Bor youth against the Murle. He said that members of his group from Baidit Payam [district] had been tracking over 150 heads of cattle that they say had been stolen by the Murle when they were ambushed in Manyibol.

According to Ayuen, who spoke to Sudan Tribune in Bor, three people were killed from Bor and one people from Murle side in the fighting, which occurred on Friday 3 February.

Both youth leaders called for peace and an end tribal violence.

Ayuen Garang who is advisor to youth leader also denied the involvement of security forces in the 7 February clash.

Kuol Bol, an MP in the Jonglei State Assembly representing Jale, said an investigation would be launched to discover who was responsible for the attack.

Bol said “comprehensive disarmament" was "the only means to end the conflict".


While the tribal conflicts continues, where the territory of the Murle, Dinka Bor and Nuer meet, some Murle leaders in Pibor have suggested that they be granted a separate state within South Sudan but separate from Jonglei.

The ten states of South Sudan seceded from north Sudan in 2011. Many counties within these states are based on tribal lines.

The idea was raised on Thursday 9 February in a meeting called by European Union special representative in South Sudan, Rosalind Marsden, in Pibor town.

Marsden was told by Murle traditional leaders, women representatives and youth leaders that a separate state for Murle, Jie Anuak and Kachipo would resolve the conflict.

Awuo Awuo, the deputy paramount chief told the EU delegate that his community is not ready for any peace initiative that comes through Jonglei state government.

The state leadership headed by governor Kuol is widely criticised by Murle elders including women, accusing it of fuelling the crisis.

Mariam John, a women leader, said she would not have attended the meeting if governor was there.

They said Pibor lacks representation both in the state and national government.

According to Nyany Korok, who also spoke in the meeting, “any rubbish happening in Jonglei", is blamed on the Murle.


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  • 10 February 2012 07:14, by backtoschool

    thanks People of Bor County for that mission carry on till the call for peace Murle Guys

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    • 10 February 2012 07:18, by Darkangel

      "They were well organised. Some people were wearing SPLA Uniform others were in police Uniform".....

      GOSS - taking part in genocide and human rights abuses .. what a surprise ! Here Hilda Johnston - keep lying !!!

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      • 10 February 2012 07:30, by backtoschool

        it is not a genocide, Murle killed many people in Lou Nuer and in Bor counties and it is not call genocides why?

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      • 10 February 2012 07:31, by omoni jr.

        read this one www.janjaweed-Genocide in Darfur.

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        • 10 February 2012 07:40, by backtoschool

          you started killing people and take their cows and children , you must face the revenge if it is good for you.

          both youths Lou and Bor should organize a good revenge with rainy season so that you test evacuation.

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    • 10 February 2012 09:34, by Lokorong

      Nothing good a separate state would bring unless Murle stop fox style of child abduction and killing of innocent women. Also the UN is the major factor that ignite this tribal conflict. They must leave South sudan. UN has well armed the Murle murderers which resulted into the killing of hournerable Bor people. But still we will retaliate soon and make no mistake about it!

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      • 10 February 2012 13:17, by Jimmy A. Makur

        Murle need a separate state of their own! are you guys kidding me? This animals will never fit in any corner in this world unless they stop their criminal acts.

        The Murle refugees were taken to Kakuma, Kenya by UN and after three weeks of arrival they abducted three children from Somalian community in the camp.

        Why do the Murle abducted somalian kids? or did the somalian guys sell their kids?

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      • 10 February 2012 13:57, by NGAANGOLTIIN

        You know what, you are forgetting that it was UN planes that was used by Riek Machar to evacuate wounded Nuer attackers for treatment in Juba after he stayed overnight with the criminal murders in Lekuangole. The UN turned a blind eye on what was happening in Pibor. It was a real genocide when Nuer started to kill women and children and targetting the most vulnerables among the Murle. That is why

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      • 10 February 2012 23:23, by panom lualbil

        Although separate of murle to another state is possible,
        they would though be rejected by all states for being well known cattle-rustlers. So it’s better for them if they would compromise to stop it.

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    • 11 February 2012 06:21, by NUER ONE

      the numbers of dinkas who died are more then murlei.GOOD WORK MY MURLEI,KILL THEM AS THEY WANT,THAT IS THE END OF THE WORD.

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  • 10 February 2012 07:19, by Akibon

    We the great Dinka are mourning guys, 96 killed from the three counties

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  • 10 February 2012 07:25, by omoni jr.

    wow,that is what we have been talking about,Murle people are deserve to have their own state and leave Dinka-NUER alone.
    Dinka and Nuer will soon start their own genocide,like what Kim Deng keep saying always.

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    • 10 February 2012 07:47, by Daniel Buolmawei

      Omoni, Jr, we will never allow Murle to have their own state. Murle must be silent by all means including our minds. It is a matter of time, but next year, we will talk of Murle issue nomore. Dinka Bor has been fighting Arabs for years and Arabs never never won against us leave leave alone Murle. We didn’t take the issue of Murle seriously since then, now, it it right time.

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      • 10 February 2012 08:29, by Joseph Canada

        So you want to oppress Murle people right? You still have the bush mentality that was used by your tribe to root out other leaders through oppression my friend. You can’t lead people by force in a democratic nation.And this Governor is the exact man who executed so many Southerners. God will make your bloody eyes more red and burst into flames.The day will come when the whole world remember urdids

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        • 10 February 2012 09:47, by Daniel Buolmawei

          Joseph Canada or something, believe me my friend you’ll never win anything against this community (Bor). I know you are not from Murle, but let me repeat it, anyone will never win anything against Dinka Bor community, whether it is now or in the future. You can reject what I say but the future will tell you what I said will become true in your very eyes. I don’t think you have smart data about Bor

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    • 10 February 2012 08:01, by backtoschool

      thanks younger brother this is the way forward, the land belong to the people you mentioned this will be grassing land for those Lou and Bor.


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    • 10 February 2012 08:35, by s sudan boy

      to omono
      just waits few day you hear that murle are finish from where they are hinding believe me or not. Dinka bor have been ignoring this for long longtyme, now is their turn to revenge because they already liberated south sudan from arab despite you been fighting them all along.

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    • 10 February 2012 08:44, by John Bang

      To: omonji,
      do you thinks son of bitch! Salva Kiir can aprove one county to be a state? U are wrong on saying like that Murle alone can have a State,you will be better only if you guys stopped looting the properties of other counties,otherwise you are going to loose any ones from Murle land and ur land ’ll be villaging by other strong men, or leave it to be empty place.

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      • 10 February 2012 12:16, by Legacy Elite

        It is not just one county. Pochala and other counties are included too. It will include Anyuak and Kachipo. Jie can go back to their brothers in EE to Taposa or they can form their own county and remain part of us. Pibor County alone deserves to be a state, but that is not what we are asking now

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      • 10 February 2012 16:31, by omoni jr.

        John Bang,
        you cowardly called son of a bitch,
        your mom is a bitch,why dont you bang yourself as your retarded name said,Bang your butts, so what provoked you so much that you emotionally insult me for???
        If you have some fucking short-tempers,please get the fuck out of this forum,go and kill your ugly ass some.please comment like civilize person and educated too.

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    • 10 February 2012 11:21, by tutchagor

      to omoni jr
      let me ask you please, how many doctors , teachers, lawyers, engineers,traders do you have in all part of the world get me their statistic then, I will approve your separation from jonglei to new state
      thank feedme back soon.

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      • 10 February 2012 13:40, by John Bang

        @ omonji & Legacy,
        Tutchagor,please,these two guys are barking like dogs for no reason,they could never have a State,but when their state is given to them we will be their officials who will manage their properties.

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    • 10 February 2012 13:04, by Zeki

      What will be the name for that state? murle are rabbit dogs that need anti-rabbit,
      during the war of liberation, Dinka and Nuer where in high committment to liberate this vulturs murle and if iam lie you look at the generations of murle they are all there, but for Dinka and Nuer the generation of 1983_1990s are very few, and they are claiming to have a state!! hahahah! plse apply to Nuer and Dink

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      • 10 February 2012 13:26, by Legacy Elite

        The name is Pibor State. Chaping?

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  • 10 February 2012 07:27, by backtoschool

    whoever need separation should go and leave the land belong to Jonglie

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    • 10 February 2012 07:45, by DeltaBravo

      I am from NBGS and I support the Separation of Murle,Jie,Kacibo and so forth. Because that is the only solution to the problem. I Ajak Ageer is very far from Manyibol and that would be the border between two State. Unless if they want to form their own Country that would be the wrong move, but State I support it completely. I passed there back in 80s during the civilwar, it is large area.

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      • 10 February 2012 07:52, by Daniel Buolmawei

        I don’t think you people understand the cause of insecurity in Jonglei. The tribal hatred is caused by Murle killing innocent people (children, women and elderly), stealing weath of neighboring communities and leave them starving, and abducting children from other communities and sell them to themselves or any other people who share their barbaric slavery trade and primitive activities.

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        • 10 February 2012 08:01, by Daniel Buolmawei

          How will separate state be a solution according to you? Do you think separate state will prevent Murle from stealing cattle, abducting children and killing innocent people from other communities? Those of Ismail Konyi, David Yau Yau and Akot Maze are behind all this of nonsense separate state ideology. But this will not bring solution because Murle lives on cattle and stealing cattle will not halt

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          • 10 February 2012 08:05, by Daniel Buolmawei

            Separate state does not bring peace between Lakes, Warrap and Unity states, why you think it work if Jonglei is divided into more states? The best solution is to silence Murle and it is closed that Murle will be silent very soon.

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      • 10 February 2012 11:33, by tutchagor

        to Deltabravo
        my dear brother, that is not asolution to solve Jonglei inter cumminal conflict. let me ask you, according to your present place,have you never had that murle also abduct and rustling the cattles of the tribes which you mention?
        Jie and Kachipo. if it is the rout cause? do you thing that it will not happen to them again ? if it will occurs ? will you divide them again ?
        answer me correctly.

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  • 10 February 2012 07:42, by mosa mel

    Jonglei state people are enemy of South Sudan people. My suggestion is to eliminate officials of Jonglei who are holding postions in national government. They are the sources of conflict in Jongeli state.

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    • 10 February 2012 10:20, by John Bang

      mosa,where do you eliminated the Jonglei officials? I think ur barking will get no where,just keep barking on your South’s warriors.

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  • 10 February 2012 07:42, by Bold

    Haha what a joke it is one of those dreams that will never come true. none of those three tribes they mentioned to share state with is never a friend to murle and they fought in my present in 2006 with jie.
    Murle need to resort to peace and survive with what they do not through robarry and things will be fine.
    demanding for own state is like crossing pacific Ocean on foot......contue

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  • 10 February 2012 07:46, by Bold

    it is a lot easier to call for murle state only or with Lou Nuer but neither one isn’t gonna happen.

    Lord have merrcy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 10 February 2012 08:08, by michael Nhomlau

    Pibor youth leader including those who are supporting the idea of having a separate State must be crazy, what is a connection between state and your cultural ways of cattle raiding and child abduction. Even though you are given a separate state, still it will not stop you from cattle raiding and child abduction, better ask God to give you a separate world for you to be separate from others.

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    • 10 February 2012 10:31, by John Bang

      Michael, you are very correct and a very intelligent man. Separation of state can not resolve the insecurity,unless God give them a new separate land which is far away to the island where they are not bordered by any person only water border them could be the real solution for insecurity of our State.

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  • 10 February 2012 08:11, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "However, the youth leader in Bor, Thon Ayuen, denied any attack was carried out by the Dinka Bor youth against the Murle. He said that members of his group from Baidit Payam [district] had been tracking over 150 heads of cattle that they say had been stolen by the Murle when they were ambushed in Manyibol."

    That the true message because I was called on Friday that Murle killed civilians.

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  • 10 February 2012 08:16, by Kim Deng


    The division of Jonglei is not a solution, but if you gave up and decided to quit Nuer confrontation in the field of death, leave the land (Lilkuangole, Pibor...) to the Nuer and join your cousins in Torit. The Mighty Nuer Warriors need more lands more than cattle and captives.

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    • 10 February 2012 13:16, by Legacy Elite

      You are dreaming man. You are aiming too high, too much ambitious. Get real Mr Kim, and advice jonkoz to leave us alone. In fact, we will make allies with other tribes like Anyuak so that they can fight you back and regain Akobo, which is rightfull their. But I like the way you describe jonkoz Bor. The most coward people ever. Can you imagine someone killing sick people on bed at Bor Hospital, and

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      • 10 February 2012 13:23, by Legacy Elite

        When you complain to them, they say ok these are kids, we will tell them not to do it again. Murleland bilongs to Murle. Ngaangoltin will remain free for ever. It’s ours, ni haki yetu, NGAANGOLTIN FORCE woyee! Freedom woyee

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  • 10 February 2012 08:27, by s sudan boy

    Hell to murle claiming even those who never wear clothes since their born that they need a seperate state. how can these jungle men manage the state while they don’t have a single house built in their county. you will be like Turkana in kenya who fought back people during strungle.let they wise people like Dinka bor claim to remove gorvenor not you little fly.

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    • 10 February 2012 09:23, by Gumbulla Junior

      @S.sudan Puppy.
      It is good that u bark alot and do less.being naked doesn’t mean being a public liars like dinka bor..."ARIYAN JENGE"..u once slept in cowdung ashes in ur father’s murra be4 Luo nuer displaced you to heaven to acquire education from abroad..It has never happen dat murle are called..ARIYAN like JENGE.shame on u and ur forefathers.those buildings u brag abt are built from stolen mone

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      • 10 February 2012 09:39, by Gumbulla Junior

        To All Bor Jonkoz.
        Our own state is possible, and by all means.we will have it.from our beautiful highlands of Boma and as far as our Savannah plains of nanam,and to the south of Ajakier and to east of kengen river(vertet) we shall echo the words of separate state from these stooges.once we get it, i personally shall sell some gravels and heavily tax u to mine our gravels for building ur swamps..plz resort to farming rice on those swamps,be4 crossing to western bank of the nile..peny amok..jonkoz lavaric.our dream will come true..murle oyee!

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        • 10 February 2012 10:42, by John Bang

          To; Jebbe/Gumbulla,
          ur word ’ll never happen to have ur own State as Murrle alone.We like u to have your state if you fit to have a state,but leave the beautifull land of Jonglei and form your own state in any where in South except jognlei.

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          • 10 February 2012 11:38, by Gumbulla Junior

            TO mony jonkoz John Bang,
            surely my words shall be justified,by our action to distant ourselves from Bor parasites.Dinka Bor behavior of marginalizing minority is well known by inappropriate development,and suppression of minor groups.like murle.Anyuak,Jie and zuri(kachipo).It is possible like wat happened in referendum brother.we are tired of Dinka bor pathetic character and greed for power,money

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            • 10 February 2012 13:51, by John Bang

              @ Gumbulla,
              the gov’t of South Sudan can borrow a land from West African Island that the better place for Murle in case to reach no one for stealing,abduction and cattle raiding.
              Pray that the decision can be accepted by the government and yet we will manage ur state’s affairs because we are eduacted than you.

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  • 10 February 2012 10:22, by MoMur

    Let us stop debating things which will never come to pass.Murle will never own their own state on this earth .never .those are the kind of plan which use to die with ppl without being fulfill. I kno how easy it is to say it but I also know how tough it is to implement it . pliz shut ur beaks

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  • 10 February 2012 10:31, by Madut Tong

    It seems to me that those who comment on this website,and the citizens of Jonglei State have all loss the logic of addressing an issue. for construction of a new State is seen by the Murle to be the solution, while others see punishment of the whole tribe is the solution. even the government talks about disarmament as a way out. What this wonderful state need is peace through dialogue.

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    • 10 February 2012 11:53, by Gumbulla Junior

      Hey Modul Tong,

      You’re right man,but Kuol manyang and peter Bol kong are the most adamant,Hitlars/Iddi Amins who keep on using Lou-nuer and cowards dinka bor to carry out this dirty business.arming one side and disarming one group is disaster.we all support peaceful dialogue.But notorious kuol need to be convinced with AK47.That bishop who tried to broker peace talks between murle and Lou-nuer...

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      • 10 February 2012 12:02, by Gumbulla Junior

        ...that bishop is a devil in white collar.dinka bor ’jong rac’that resurrected from the long time vampires.Brokering wat! peace for who,where,and how? Only catholic bishop like paride,can do dat tusk to unit these worrying neighbors to coexist harmoniously.That Dinka BOr Bishop must clean his house first be4 advocating for fruitless peace.He rushed there to squander little funds projected by UN.

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        • 10 February 2012 17:07, by Ruach

          To all Jebeni,Gumulla,Omoni,Legacy(Liel Ngach)..Pibor State? what is the rate of education there?Anyuak?How will it be?Who will will approve it?The rate of education there is for Jebe/Jabaar/Murle just only -0.000001% which is impossible to ’ve state.Death to all Jebe and any apes supporting them!!

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          • 10 February 2012 17:36, by NGAANGOLTIIN

            To Ruach, Nyaruach- jin Ruach (Liel Ngac)

            Why are you barking? You should have a spirit of forum and accepting the other different opinion. Freedom of expression

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            • 10 February 2012 17:55, by Ruach

              NGOOL.Freedom of what?I don’t deny them of freedom of expresion.I was grown up in good family,but I can deny false claims from u Jebe/Jabaar/Murle.Liel Muor.Who will give u state?Your Educational+your total population doesn’t deserve u any rite to ’ve state.The rate is -0.000001%.The state will be called State of Hyena.They always cry @ night as Hyenas.Shame on Jebe/Jabaar/Murle & apes supporting

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  • 10 February 2012 10:40, by Madut Tong

    so, let’s support the peace initiative led by the SCC which was aborted by the Lou Nuer Youth in December by attacking the Murle. The tribes of the Jonglei need to sit down and address their grievances, then solve them. to face an issue and solve it means maturity. remember, the south were minority and the north could not wipe them out since 1955 to the signing of the CPA. No one can erased others

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  • 10 February 2012 16:09, by Cobra Bior

    @Nyany Korok. proverbs says "if you want to know death, look into the grave". every attack being carried out in jonglei areas, we always hand the proves to government that it was you murlei carried the attack. your dead bodies will tell. so bitch, you need to come to jonglei HQ and you will leave with shamme. your men have been making living on other people.

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  • 10 February 2012 17:35, by lupai moses

    In my own sense of understanding,a state can not be granted in a tribal manner what people need is good governance and leadership.

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  • 11 February 2012 05:12, by Odingo

    Coward Dinka Bor
    Now You have admitted that you have attacked Murles community, because there was evidence. Some of you were captured alive before they got killed with that stupid mark that look like chicken legs on your faces. You alway steal Murles cattle and yet claiming it is Nuer Warriors who stole your cattle, because of your cawardice. Dinka bor SPLA soldiers defect have right to protec

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    • 12 February 2012 05:46, by Cobra Bior

      @ Odingo,
      you call Dinka Bor coward? i dont think you know what it means. if i ask you how are we coward, would you explain? fool we are peace lovers. should we done eye for an eye with murle, you would have seen already. now it is a beginning stay tune. murle will be deal with accordingly. bunches of thieves.

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  • 12 February 2012 05:36, by Cobra Bior

    @ Odingo. there is no denial on this. pay attention and read the thread again fool. those dinkas where treking their stolen cattles at baidit, and one murle man was killed. his body was taken by united nation working in S.S. we will not rest until murle barbaric act is put to rest. that your problem rough faces, your past is coming down on you. we will keep attacking you until you stop stealing.

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