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Tribal attack on Warrap leaves over 76 dead


January 29, 2012 (JUBA) - At least 76 people, most of whom are the elderly, women and children, have been killed in South Sudan’s Warrap State, according to the speaker of the state. Several others are reported to have sustained multiple injuries. Hundreds of cattle are also reported to have been stolen, authorities told Sudan Tribune.

The cause of attack on villages belonging to the Luac Jang ethnic group remains unknown although authorities in Warrap State claimed the attack was carried out by an armed group from neighboring Unity state.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on Sunday, Madot Dut Deng, said that the attack occurred early on Saturday in Tong East County.

The official who represents the area in the state legislative said he was told by the county commissioner that more than “76 people” had been killed with several others uncounted for.

“It caught people unaware. There are neither police nor SPLA forces in this area”, he said.

The speaker however said state authorities responding to the situation by sending extra police to the region. The wounded are being evacuated for medical care, he said.

“The incident took place in an area far away from where police forces are deployed in the area. Police are in a distance of about three hours walk from where the attack took place”, he said.

He said deputy governor has been to the area and the state governor will also visit the area on Monday. Ariec Mayar Ariec, a member of the state legislative also confirmed that the attack had taken place but he was getting different figures of the casualties.

“There have been conflicting figures. The county commissioner has reported 76 people to have been killed and the youth leader reported another. The youth leader was talking about 90 people. The local people were talking of hundred so it was difficult knowing how many have actually been killed. What I say is that it is true a lot of people have been killed”, Ariec said.

Earlier speaker Deng said his community had been disarmed leaving them vulnerable to any attack by armed groups.

“Our people have been disarmed. They do not have any weapons. This is why they have been vulnerable to such attacks by the neighboring communities who remained with their weapons”, he said.


On Saturday the Speaker of Warrap State Legislative Assembly, Madot Dut Deng, told Sudan Tribune in a separate interview that poor roads through out the state has contributed to under development and insecurity.

He said roads connecting Warrap’s counties have not been properly reconstructed since the peace deal in 2005 that led to South Sudan’s independence last year.

The speaker told Sudan Tribune from Kuajok on Saturday said that budget from the central government in Juba is only for facilitating the services of the state and the salary of the civil servants and does not include funds for building or maintaining roads.

Speaker Deng expressed that the poor roads in all the six counties of Warrap State meant that it was difficult for the army and police to respond to emergencies.

Deng claimed that the government of South Sudan gave the contract to Eyat Roads and Bridges company to work on the roads in Tonj County.

He said that the deal was done directly between Juba and the Eyat and did not involve the Warrap State Ministry of Physical Infrastructure to survey the project.

The Warrap State Speaker called on the national government in Juba to help improve the road system in terms of safety.

"We urge the government of the Republic of South Sudan to improve the roads within warrap state, so that services can be reach to the people at the grass root level, from couny, Payam, to boma level", he told Sudan Tribune from his office in Kuajok.

Deng stressed that, lack of transport also affects the activities of MPs who are expected to go to their various constituencies to talk to the people from there respective constituencies about the policy and plans of the state government.


The speaker said that the state transitional constitution has be passed by the state assembly and it is before the Ministry of Justice.

Deng also urged the National government of the Republic of South Sudan to establish special budget for the state so that services can easily be delivered in every corner of the state.

Warrap State Legislative Assembly has 48 MPs including 12 women. All MPs are members of South Sudan’s ruling SPLM. The assembly will reconvene on 1 February.


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  • 30 January 2012 06:48, by NUER ONE


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    • 30 January 2012 06:52, by NUER ONE


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      • 30 January 2012 07:38, by Darkangel


        BUT CLOONEY AND THE US ARENT INTERESTED - because its embarassing to them.

        This maddness is occuring because there is 1 TRIBE trying to contrl everything. Deny it if you want, but its true. The smalled tribes are trying to survive and prove they are a force tp protect themselves. So this isnt going away - Hilda Johnston lie p

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        • 30 January 2012 10:28, by john agoet

          Ladies and gentlemen,
          this is calls proxy or surrogate war, “ it Is a war being fought on your behalf” these enrolled under “divide and rule policy” what Arabs dose all the way, using few individuals who lose self stem in our communities to do the dirty job on their behalf to creates confutation among communities .

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          • 30 January 2012 10:30, by john agoet

            They keeping us busy with wars whilst developing and when we start knowing it will be too late, it is a game needs people to be aware of

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            • 30 January 2012 11:53, by NUER ONE

              @ Makueir,
              I give that question to any Dinka to reply me,Why are you busy killing your Dinka brothers you fool?

              Murlei are not there,people of manvolo or zande eather kuku are not there. GO AHEAD WITH YOUR KILLINGS, NOT ANY STATE OR OTHER TRIBE.ONLY DINKAS TO KILL DINKA AS YOUR DAILY WORK.

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        • 30 January 2012 12:12, by SSLA/M Supporter

          Sudan tribune journalists and south Sudan officials!

          Please refrain from inciting tribal conflicts between tribes of South Sudan before you cause genocide in RoSS!

          Majority of our people, including some members of SPLA are clannish! And can therefore easily side with their corresponding tribes in case of tribal wars! So, any incident should be handled with care! This nonsense report is biased

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          • 30 January 2012 12:22, by SSLA/M Supporter

            What is the evident the commissioner and Alison Mangai have to support their claim that the attackers were coming from unity state? And what sense it makes to send extra police to the area where there was no police present before? The word extra means additional! meaning that there was police in the area during the attack! Please be accurate and impartial when reporting if you want....

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            • 30 January 2012 12:28, by SSLA/M Supporter

              to be taken seriously!

              It is very dangerous and irresponsible at the same time for the so-called minister of interior to talk about tribal attack when he only relies on the relayed rumours rather than concrete facts! Those irresponsible officials and biased journalists in south Sudan will cause genocides in RoSS with their stupidity!unless an action is taken to curve their irresponsible acts!

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      • 30 January 2012 10:25, by Makuei


        Read the story before you ask.

        The Attackers are from Unity State.

        Think before you do the talk.

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    • 30 January 2012 07:11, by Kim Deng


      We (the Mighty Nuer Warriors) did not only burned down Lilkuangole, Pibor, and all the surrounding villages let alone captives and countless cattle taken by Might Nuer Warriors to Nuerland, but had danced in your land for few days but yet there is no better confrontation from you. Instead you (Murle) use hit and run tactics which is no room in Nuer Warriors’ war strategy.

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      • 30 January 2012 10:59, by john agoet

        To Kim Deng
        When Arabs read your comments they feels blissful, these what they after too, to kept us apart, are dreaming one day one day they will come back and rule us again, please try to get over it I know the sensitivity of the case but forgiveness is the only way out, because hatred leads to divisions like what happen in Sudan right know

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    • 30 January 2012 07:30, by Manyieldit

      This is very funny and indeed very sad. but I may object one request from the speaker which requesting special budget to Warrap state from Govt. of South Sudan. My dear speaker what is so special in Warrap which is not in other areas to let the govt to provide special budget? was it because the president is from there?

      All the states are under developed and need the attention of the govt.

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      • 30 January 2012 07:59, by NUER ONE

        Brothers, it is not funny.That is useless for all dinkas tribes.Have you ever heard that equatorian are killing each others?

        Dinkas duties are as follows:-
        They will not change from that acts,all the times they are busy with killing themselves for getting free cattle and wives,free. Let them take care and stop that mind

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        • 31 January 2012 01:13, by Monydu

          Mr. Nuer One.
          What do Nuer know about anything? you are like dogs in other words, your purpose in south Sudan is to get money from Arabs or who give you money to killed innocent people: for example in 1991(Bor genocide). please don’t pretend to be smarter than Dinkas. you are the most dumbass people of south Sudan. You don’t even have any history and even makes me feel bad to reply to idiot.

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          • 31 January 2012 05:24, by NUER ONE

            @ Monydu,
            Dear brother Dinka mr monydu, don’t hate Nuer for that name. I am not a nuer nor murlei. I am from respected tribe in the south here.The reason I wrote my name nuer one,was that, the kill my father at jonglie.

            as you said dinkas are smarter, what about their mind? why are you disconnect your nave systerm from your minds to become cattle.
            Is it normal? all of you are not reasoning well.

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      • 30 January 2012 08:01, by Madina Tonj


        I think you poorly take the word out of conext because you have no Idea what request they were saying. GOSS is in the position of Federal government and each State has a rights to ask Central government for help and there is nothing wrong. The reality to tell you, Tonjes people are suffering under Salva Kiir’s leadership only God of William Deng Nhial will tell us in the coming years.

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    • 30 January 2012 09:29, by Dau-arok

      what has happen from Warrap state is so bad, killing children and women.

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    • 31 January 2012 11:06, by American Missile.

      Nuer One.

      you seem to be a useless Human being on earth and you are mad.

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  • 30 January 2012 06:56, by Madina Tonj

    Dear Tonjes people. There is no doubt that just to remind everyone that, the disarmment has started in Agar communities and Tonj communities but when it reach to Apuk Giir which is Gogrial then, it stop from there, because that disarment has some intentional by Gogrialism. More than 4000 guns have been collect from Tonj’s civilians while, Unity report only 1000 guns that, were in store already.

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    • 30 January 2012 08:02, by Martin Kat

      Madina Tonj, what is your evidence that the attack was conducted by people of Gogrial against people of Tonj east county? Agar, Luac , Guok and A puk are your people.
      First of all you have to understand the article and then you posted your comment to the website. Please don’t put off a fire with benzene instead of water.
      My condolence to the families of victims God will rest their souls in peace.

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      • 30 January 2012 08:52, by Madina Tonj

        Martin Kat.

        The attack was not conducting by Gogrial but the whole Tonj communities have been disarm that is my point. Mr.Marial is the SPLA general who is disarming Tonj communities, but when he reach to Apuk Giir then, the disarment stop from there. Without being a logical man, president Salva Kiir is against Tonj particular. We have ckeck everything and we have records alluding policy on Tonj

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        • 30 January 2012 08:55, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Madina Tonj
          So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter, why are you so wicked like this? who told you that the attack was carried out by Gokrial? please becarful with what you say,

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  • 30 January 2012 07:10, by Tambura

    S Sudan people should now focus in national issues but Dinka tribe are busy killing each others over animals. Is it that difficult 2 provide security in S Sudan for every body?I don’t think so.New generation ll do that we are going 2 make our people 2 understand that human life is important then animal. We are going 2 make everybody in S Sudan proud of their country and themselves. Vote

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  • 30 January 2012 07:11, by Madina Tonj

    Tonjes people, let us wait to get exact news about who made attacked on Tonj East and then, Tonjes communities from East must follow those who violated the peace process in South Sudan. In 2006, the Kogor community was been order by president to returned all Cows which that community took from Unity community. Interestingly, when Apuk Padoch and Lou communities were attacked then, they kept quiet.

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  • 30 January 2012 07:46, by Yangman

    Hi Brother and sister in Warrap and unity state please don kill your slef like Jonglei state people, look like kiling of 76 people in day and one hundrens injuries,that is very let us unitys rethen then kiling our self for know reason.
    Nuer and Dinka there is not need you guys kiling your self you are all in leadership in Government of republic of south Sudan.


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  • 30 January 2012 07:52, by Koang

    May their souls rest in peace.
    The government of south Sudan must find those people’ in unity state or where ever they may be and bring them to justice. killings is wrong and laws must be amended, otherwise there shall be massive killing in the south.

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  • 30 January 2012 07:57, by George Bol

    Nuer militia are everywhere. They are in Jonglei and unity states mainly. These Nuer food seekers must understand that this attack will bite back. Thanks

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    • 30 January 2012 08:23, by manyang mawech

      where are Dinka militias Bol? Did they run away and left behind elders and women eh? how many homes were burned down by Murles in Duk? Did they burned every tukul or what?

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    • 30 January 2012 09:03, by tutchagor

      Dear George Bol or George Athor
      please, what I would like to advice you is this , don’t still call Nuer malitia that word is very dangerous it would drive us back to unknown zone, because all gone case had been left behind is only you who remain on the pass event.

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      • 30 January 2012 09:26, by manyang mawech

        The meaning of militia is a part time job in army not fultime job as national army does.so every tribe in southsudan has its militias.So if Warrap militias are not brave enough to defense themselve then it is not our fault.

        It is not a big deal someone can call u militia.

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        • 30 January 2012 09:45, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          So the militias of nuer are working part time during the war untill now? pathetic indded that you accept your wicked act of forming mlilitia for food seeking,
          my Question to you is this, How many time are you going keep that wicked and uncivilised militias of nure?

          Funny that they work part time, that is what nyagat Riek machar does now, he work full time in the RSS and part time in the gang

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          • 30 January 2012 10:04, by manyang mawech

            More attack on the way. Any way Riek had his movement as Garang did so if u Call him as militia the same apply to Garang.Mangoor i m sorry for u man.

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          • 30 January 2012 11:09, by Ruach

            Mangoor.What are u talking about?They are Dinkas killing themselves.Don’t cross the River.Let us just blame the act as it is not good to kill your brothers and sisters.But your tongue Mr Mangoor will burn our nation if you don’t stop evil comments.Your tongue contains a lot of fire!

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        • 30 January 2012 11:45, by john agoet

          attention to all
          Arabs are on the site to play you around some portend Nurses or Dinkas and or Equatorian I suggest before you reply the comment read carefully and simply you can identify who is this, use your intellects.... people

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  • 30 January 2012 08:08, by Northern Sudanese

    why are u south sudanese killing each other everyday?you need to stop killing each other. Killing innocent people even children. why do childrens need to be killed? to get cattle?. buy cattle from uganda , a human life is more important than a 100 cattle.

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    • 30 January 2012 11:13, by john agoet

      To Northern Sudanese
      Keep these advice to your own look what’s happening in Darfur, southern Kordofan and blue Nile stop laughing with your crocodile teeth, what is there is more dramatic than ours

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  • 30 January 2012 08:35, by wang

    Stop killing each other Souttherers. Let us face our real enemy(arab)together

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    • 30 January 2012 08:45, by Ruach

      Stop killing each other.There is no objective to kill your brothers and sisters.

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      • 30 January 2012 15:56, by Good Citizen

        Children were abducted but why not report here? so only allegations of Murle abductions are the ones being reported? isn’t it a unimpartial and trash journalism? by the way, Murle don’t abduct any child;they have children of their own and they even struggle to bring them up.that is the truth the people must know,like it or not it is upto you.another truth is that Nuer as whole have developed the

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    • 30 January 2012 09:35, by Dau-arok

      really brother,

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  • 30 January 2012 16:00, by Dhieu

    Hello to south Sudanese .
    Thank you all for your comment but one thing you all need to understand is how to you approach comment to they pubic reader remember this is pubic page where everyone can view your post . l beg you all to come up with positive ideas ,solution to problem rather you base your comment using abuse language to a specific tribe ,community .thank you .

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  • 30 January 2012 16:06, by Good Citizen

    another truth is that Nuer as whole have developed the spirit of genocide in their hearts since 1991 attempted genocide on Dinka Bor.infact, there serious rumours that they are planning to go there again.it is not limited to Murle/Dinka Bor alone, they may continue this on anyone, if there is no radical pyschological change.may God bring change to their evil hearts and unpeaceful co-existence wit

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    • 30 January 2012 16:28, by Ruach

      Nuer are not born to abduct the children who belong to their owner.You are a true liar who want to get between Dinka and Nuer.The color of this nation belongs to Nilotes whether you hate it or not.The truth here is Dinka killed themselves and made an allegation that the attackers came from unity State.Nuer are not born to kill anybody,but they can respond ur dirty wporks on them.You are a foreigne

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      • 30 January 2012 16:36, by Ruach

        You are a foreigner & bad citizen in your Country who interfers in South Sudanese affairs.Jebe/Murele are the poor unproductive people whose life is attached to abduction of people!How can u defend them?Who are u to lia?Who told u that Nuer are ready to kill anybody?Do u Naath/Nuer?Respect the tribes.May God rest their souls in peace!

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  • 30 January 2012 17:09, by Kim Deng

    The Dinka were evidently incapable of mounting an offensive counteroffensive that would have tied down Nuer forces in defense of home territory and were likewise unable to recoup their steady losses in cattle and land. The Dinka were unable to mobilize a defensive force equivalent in size to the eighteen hundred men who comprised a large raiding party.

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  • 30 January 2012 17:15, by Cadaai ?o?

    My condolence goes to families of the death and injuries from Western Nile Dinka (Greater Bahr el Ghazal Dinka.) In addition too, I call these tribes of Dinka and Nuer to show some characters of leadership to other tribes. Because minorities are not going to certify,& it should be there as natural thing. But human being has to tried its best to reduce those stuffs. Peaceful way is better.

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  • 30 January 2012 19:49, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    To Governors and the internal governors,responsibilities to protect Civilan is more important to obtain as the people of Southern Sudan.These 76 people who have died are due to tribalism failure of adminstration of governors who like to governed without principle of secruity and wisedom of leadership. If you don’t have leadership wisedom, Please death of a Southern Sudanese is painfull to us.LEAVE

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  • 30 January 2012 22:46, by Northern Sudanese

    My advice to some tribes in south sudan, carry on and we will see what will happen.............

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  • 31 January 2012 11:02, by American Missile.

    Dear readers.

    what has happened in North Warrap State is not good, our neighboring State, Unity would know that their attitudes will not take anywhere. i understood, they entire Great Upper Nile have very much problem.if you see, where the cause of problem come from is those States in Upper Nile? if people rebels is Upper Nile? if people defectors is Upper Nile?. What is wrong with them?

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