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Jonglei: army collects “thousands of guns” on first day of disarmament

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March 14, 2012 (BOR) – Over 4,000 riffles were collected in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, and thousands more in other towns and villages in the first day of disarmament, officials say.

Arms collected from Bor, displayed at Malual-chat army barracks for Jonglei state governor Kuol Manyang to inspect on March 14, 2012 (ST)

Jonglei state governor, Kuol Manyang, said the weapons, if not retrieved, could have “turned Bor into Mogadishu.”

The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiirr opened Operation Restore Peace in Jonglei on Monday.

Jonglei state has been subject to heightened ethnic violence between members of the Murle and Luo-Nuer, which the UN estimates has led to the displacement of 120,000 people.

At his address Kiir said "You have no tribes or home, your tribes and home is South Sudan.” Previous disarmament campaigns have led to ethnic groups claiming unequal disarmament has left them vulnerable to attack from their rivals

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army’s chief of general staff, James Hoth Mai has said that 150,000 troops have been deployed in Jonglei to carry out the exercise.

The UN and US have expressed their support for the disarmament but are concerned that it may not take place peacefully.

The young state of South Sudan is awash with arms after more than two decades of civil war, which ended with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005.

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  • 15 March 2012 06:24, by Akuaak

    The Lou Nuer and Murle must disarm like Bor did with 4,000 guns collected.
    Failure to do so may result in a tragedy that will not facilitate future disarmament if Bor re-arm.

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    • 15 March 2012 07:04, by Ruach

      Murle are jungle men,they will not submit their guns unless they are facing desaster in the jungle that may force home!Death to Jabaarin/Jebeni

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      • 15 March 2012 07:16, by Mi diit

        Let it not be a fake recollection of already assembled old guns in stores. They should be transparent and show it on TV how the forces actually collect the guns from individuals or homes. Otherwise it will be difficult to believe because it happened before. I hope the forces also have the ability to recover guns hidden in rivers or buried in the ground. And don’t sell the guns again to civilians.

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        • 15 March 2012 07:22, by Mi diit

          I am glad that Major General Peter Gatdet Yaka who physically carries out the disarmament in Jonglei has started it in Bor area because of its vicinity with the government’s headquarters. Kuol Manyang is right that such thousands of arms in the Bor area could have turned it into Mogadishu of Somalia. But let the disarmament be real, no deceptions please.

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          • 15 March 2012 07:29, by Mi diit

            And the guns collected should be taken to Juba so that they don’t get back into the hands of the very civilians like in the past. The question is how will the army disarm the armed Murle community who are not in their villages but roaming with guns in groups of thousands in the bushes. And the Lou Nuer may fear to hand in guns unless they are sure that the Murle are disarmed first. Think about it.

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            • 15 March 2012 07:47, by Ruach

              You are 100% right Mi Diit

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              • 15 March 2012 08:23, by Ramiran

                Dear both ruach and mi dit
                as long as you have seen those guns, some of them are not yet gets. you know the plan of Bor, some weapons are hiding in the ground where by far from Bor town. me I was there yesterday along with those of unmiss/unmo/unpol and civil affairs as language assistant. but I am not worry because God is great to save innocent lou nuer for on going disarment.

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                • 15 March 2012 11:29, by Daniel Buolmawei

                  You people are idiots, no appreciation at all. What do you mean by the "plan of Bor?" Bor accept to be disarmed first and you insist being suspicious? If you are from Lou-Nuer, then we are not enemies in these tribal fightings, we are friends and you shouldn’t be worried of weapons burried which I think not happen in Bor. I agreed with Midiit that Murle youth will burry all weapons in the bushes.

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            • 15 March 2012 21:10, by panom lualbil

              MIDIIT, QUIT being always doubt of dinka for everything but MURLE who fuck YOU up sucker. DINKA was born straight forward your sincere leader. I never heard of dinka leader declaring war against any community in S South rather than arabs DICK SUCKER. But murle who just follow footstepped by your leader RIEK MACHAR are the ones who left 500 dogs dead at backyard in AKOBO. And for your stupidity,

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              • 15 March 2012 21:37, by panom lualbil

                now you turn to blame it on dinka. While no citizens to listen to ur ROTTEN ONION riek machar, you expect dinka to solve the existing cattlerustling caused by him. Now Salva Kiir has ordered 150000 battalions to disarm civilians, do you think that would help you from murle? You better love spla or dinka and w’ll live my friend. None of your defected leaders won’t rule this country at all.

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                • 15 March 2012 22:48, by panom lualbil

                  I bet, you knew how bad it’s to be used by arabs against your ppl during civil war ASK your DEAD LIVING leader-riek. In fact,when he tried to recouncilize nuer & murle b4, it’s like telling murle to kill hundrens more dogs tomorrow in AKOBO. Till then he quit or we’ll miss dogs in akobo vicinity. But wait! Disarmament won’t help you out from murle. More dogs w’ll die in akobo& we’ll write coments

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          • 15 March 2012 13:18, by Loko El Pollo

            OUR LAND CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE LIKE SOMALI.WE DON’T FIGHT TO MAKE A LIVING.LIKE ANY OTHER PART OF DINKA DYNASTY.BORS GO TO SCHOOLS AND AQUIRED LEGAL ACCADEMIC PAPERS,MARRY AND RAISE DECENT FAMILIES. DEAL WITH LIFE SHORTCOMMINGS.EVEN OUR PAUPERS NEVER CROSS TO OTHER PEOPLE’S BORDERS TO ROB AND BE RICH FROM WRONG ACQUISITIONS LIKE OUR STATE BUSH MONKEYS.

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          • 15 March 2012 13:23, by Loko El Pollo

            IS GATDET NOT UNDER HOUSE ARREST?WHY HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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        • 15 March 2012 10:26, by Nuer Long Vision

          Disarment of civilian guns is the solution that bring prevailing peace,development and stability in the country.

          That will be the solution of security in Jonglei state in particular and South Sudan Country at larg.
          Look! Murle fled to Ethiopia to hide themselve there.
          Hide guns in river,sand ,underground .

          And saying no to disarment and look to fight with SPLA SOLDIER

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          • 15 March 2012 22:33, by Waucity

            This is heart breaking..Disarming Bor and leaving PIBOR AND nuer..My people are stupid...sorry to here this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 15 March 2012 08:20, by wang

      Hey Bor Boys, the disarmaments went according to our plans. Starting in Bor, Pibor and 6 months later on Akobo.

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      • 15 March 2012 08:56, by long vision

        wang
        you re,right but ca boor jaani laak they may handover their Guns as astmbol for other tribe,becouse Dengka Bor they are ,at home at this time even Luo , but U,peter Gatdet think first where u,can get murle, becuose you con not get them now, what we can advince u,is this don ,t come to luo Nuer first to be disarm, find where Murle are first, and then Luo Nuer should be disarm after 6 mant

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      • 15 March 2012 13:32, by Loko El Pollo

        WANG:WE DO NOT CARE WHOSE PLAN IS IT.YOUR PEOPLE ARE DYING FROM MURLE ATTACKS,IF PEACE WILL COME THEN WE ARE FINE WITH IT.G BOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR DEATHS.IT IS JUST ANIMAL’S FAIR GAME.NOTHING BOTHER ME AT ALL,MY WORRY IS CIVILLIANS BECOMING REFUGEES IN THEIR LAND. IS REALLY SAMEFUL TO ROSS.

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    • 15 March 2012 08:23, by Otong

      My appeal could go to State Governor Kuol and the soldiers who disarmed the civilians to continueing disarming the guns which are stored in the police stores,these guns are not the guns of police,they are belong to the Dinka community given to them by their relatives to keep for them and after will take their guns again which is not good for Bor community.I hate this stupid community.

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      • 15 March 2012 08:31, by Otong

        I Really doubt this disarment, since February,one of my colleague living in Bor told me that disarment in Bor town was announced with micophone telling tthe community that disarment ’ll start two days later in the whole part of Bor with a Dinka language.What’s that means? Let all the police stores be disarmed and leave only guns they carry.

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        • 15 March 2012 08:46, by Lachrymose Dinka

          Otong you are right man as far as I know Dinka Bor are behind all the violence in the state.Imagine when there was conflict b2n Murle and Bor, Murle Mps where guarded by police not to be attacked while the governor was just there laughing under neem tree. I where Murle I will joint another state where you are as free as the other state members orJoint other marginalized communities n ask4 new stat

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          • 15 March 2012 11:01, by Jimmy A. Makur

            To Lachrymose Dinka or whatever your names maybe,

            The disarmament must go as planned, so tell your community to give out their guns. Peace is the only way forward.

            Forget that there is no other state which accept the thugs like you Murles. I wish you can be with us in Lake state so that we discipline you properly.

            Stop killing innocent people in Lou-Nuer otherwise the cycle will not stop.

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    • 15 March 2012 09:27, by kuar wech

      The Lou nuer have right to said the disarmament will start from murle because the murle are stills murdered Lou a stil now and southern government doesn’t did any thing or take action as a government of the people and last December Lou when to murle land the goss involved to protect the murle as Lou are not a people of southern. Riek and others when there to stop Lou and now murle murdered Lou.

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      • 15 March 2012 11:56, by Gumbulla Junior

        To Kuar Witch,
        Who lied to u that ur doomed VP Riak when to pibor to stop lou nuer in December? his evil plans was to command his white wolves or hounds called..Black Army and he did it.but now his ass is been backfired.those fake n cheap photo posted her was for 2006 not current one.all dinka bor cowards are in nimule with big ’murahat’go disarm in their hideouts.stop fooling ur asses sons of Bs’

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    • 15 March 2012 09:53, by Sunday_2012.

      This disarmament is not the solution to this problems for murle only war to declear aganist murle za will be the solution to this problems they have hard zat disarmamaent is at hand yet they are still carring attack like in Akobo County do they want peace no peace on zat line. and the fact remain zat if murle will reform from what they are doing than the will be no murle in the story of South S.

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  • 15 March 2012 08:15, by wang

    Good start, but never trust governor Kuol and his cousin D.D. corruptions. How come such a huge numbers of riffles were collected in a one day? And you are right Mi diit, these were the old guns had been in stored for years. The brand new ones are somewhere, but we will find them

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  • 15 March 2012 08:22, by Lachrymose Dinka

    " Jonglei State has been subject to heightened ethnic violence b2n members of Murle and Nuer" That is how bias our journalists are and this must be from Bor community especially Alieu and Actually.

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    • 15 March 2012 08:31, by Lachrymose Dinka

      The way SPLA army are treating people in Murleland is in quote because you can not torture a class two boy to show you where he keeps his gun unlike in Bor where violence was not used.Most people in Murleland are hospitalized due to subjected torture to the population at large.

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  • 15 March 2012 08:52, by Tribe

    For someone who may beat his/her chest that the disarmament has initially commenced in Bor areas, i would advise to not bragged that much cause it’s the beginning not the end, and It’s not ending until all the guns are retrieved from Lou Nuers and Murle as well as it happened in Bor.Thus, the success of disarmament willn’t be gauged by how many guns collected but who still attack who.........

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    • 15 March 2012 09:12, by Tribe

      For instance, if Lou Nuer continued to attack Bor or Murle , then the disarmament campaign will remain there until they ceased that habit.Same way as to others.So to see it shortsightedly and rushed for shortcut to avert the disarmament as what is allegedly happening in Lou Nuer where they are shipping their guns to Unity State and same way as as Murle running to E.E to hide is a mere mediocrity.

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  • 15 March 2012 09:24, by philip andriko

    morning guys.
    thank for all your comment regarding disarming going on,please remember that state capital has all tribes across jonglei so don’t say dinka have hide guns .led all hand over our guns and for get about tribal wars we are longing for better security from government not us to protect our self that is the mandate of SPLA.let restore peace to our state but not to support killers.

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    • 15 March 2012 10:15, by kuar wech

      Yeah we can have peace but not in one side I’m not support the wars between Lou Nuer and murle. I u heart murle attacks Lou Nuer in Akoba and where’s the spla and government protection they have to start disarmed since Jan when they stopped Lou to come back to their land they didn’t do it because they wanted murle to prefere themselves to killing Lou and now who when there where’s riek

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      • 15 March 2012 10:30, by Sunday_2012.

        @ Kuar Wech u are right man zat thousdan of ppl died in Akobo how will their will be? let this war continue such zat we shall who is to accept in long run. bse murle politican can not advise their pple zat what u are doing is not right,so what do pple of murle thinks about? i want to tell murle pple here on website zat if u will not stop ur pple make zat murle will be no where here in South Sudan

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  • 15 March 2012 10:49, by Dinkawarrior

    Those animals name beermurle need to handed their guns to the White Armies leader Dr. Traitor Machar.

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    • 15 March 2012 13:27, by Otong

      To: Dinka warrior
      To be frank with you dear,we are all Southerners,don’t ever try again insulting Dr. Riek again,this will cause another bloodshet to Dinka Bor either this will hinder some aactivities rendering to us by Dr. Machar.Forget 1991 incident we are now in 2012 with newborn nation.we are one nation,oneblood and one black.

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      • 16 March 2012 08:56, by Sunday_2012.

        Dear’s Otong i can,t belame u bse ur coconet is full of nothings,if u talk of bloodsheet on Dr Riek behave than why not you???????????? fighting is not simple if u over drink than u better sleep in order to tell nonsense on website.this website is for minded pple.

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  • 15 March 2012 11:18, by Daniel Buolmawei

    There’s something I quite didn’t understand about disarment in Jonglei. Every time, it starts in Bor and let fails to reach other communities leaving Bor vulnerable to the attacks. Why keep doing that? I don’t understand it really. For all evidences point out that it is not Bor that starts tribal fighting and is the less lawless community in Jonglei. I wish any honest guy to explain this to me.

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    • 15 March 2012 12:32, by William Awalwala

      This disarmament is tilted in the sense that it will favour somes like Lou Nuer whom even if disarmed will still get their weapons from the rebels in Unity state as their cousins.
      There are alot of guns flowing in unity state at the hand of rebels or unity state citizens which can be obtained with ease and used wrongly to commit crimes.

      The solution should have if peace with the rebel is attained

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      • 15 March 2012 17:15, by Ruach

        Everything that will happened was prophecised long time ago by prophet Ngundeng,but some primitive guys here don’t respect him because he is not a white man.Death to Ismail Konyi and his witch craft men from stupid bari for killing innocent Lou-Nuer in Eastern Akobo!

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        • 15 March 2012 19:19, by omoni jr.

          Who the fuck is ngundeng idiot?
          whom do think can follow your cultural backwardness?
          This is 21th boy,whereby people should believs in devil that prophetised the distruction and Not development.
          why is it everything that Devil ngundeng prophetized is base on wars and and hells????
          He or she has never said anything related to development or peace of this country.Ngundeng go to Hell,and died twice.

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        • 15 March 2012 19:51, by Son of Upper Nile

          Ruach my younger brother I am always advising you to repent from believe in this false prophet Ngundeng & return to the true God. We don’t want your people lau-Nuer to continue die in masses and live in poverty & ignorance like now because of believe in that prophet of doom & gloom

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  • 15 March 2012 13:13, by Nimber

    It was agood proposal from Government to disarm the civilians but my question to SPLA is how will they collect the guns from Murle while murle are not in their home land????????????
    It will take time for SPLA to get Murle guns, by now they are roaming around Anuak land in Pochalla hinding themselves there.

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  • 15 March 2012 18:22, by sudinka

    i will believe after one month with out hearimg that any other attack in jonglei state .

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    • 15 March 2012 22:40, by Waucity

      I DOUBT THAT We WOULD HAVE A SUCCESSFUL COUNTRY WITH Equatorians people, because one thing that annoy people from Equatorians is luck of admitting truths..I swear this is so offensive, We all that Murlei have been the one attacking and others have been revenging..You wouldn’t hear this from an equatorians man/women.You wouldn’t hear about their aggression toward spla during war.Very weak people

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  • 16 March 2012 04:23, by never

    manyang need to shot his ass up not to thank anybody yet.
    bor guns has been collected and the next thing we will heard in the few days, 1000 will be killed by unknown gun men in bor. murle should be the first one to be disarm.

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    • 16 March 2012 09:00, by Sunday_2012.

      You are right man the bitter truth is better than the sweat liar...................................

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