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Jonglei: Bor County commissioner urges army and police to apprehend suspected raiders


August 14, 2012 (BOR) - Hundreds of heads of cattle were reportedly looted from Koscar village of Pibor County on Saturday August 11, according to the Bor County commissioner, who said he had ordered both the army and the police to follow the criminals who escaped with the cattle.

Mundari cattle seen moving in the bush near Gemeza, Central Equatoria State, April 5, 2011 (ST file)

Commissioner Lual, who condemned the act, said his office received the report on Sunday from his colleagues in Pibor County, adding that the raiders clashed with the South Sudanese army (SPLA) near Anyidi Payam of Bor County, three kilometres away from the town, leaving two raiders with injuries and eight cattle dead.

The commissioner said he is not yet aware about "the number of raiders and the cattle raided", saying the cattle will be returned to owners once rescued.

Two raiders were injured in the raid but one managed to escape and has gone into hiding. The commissioner visited the Anyidi town with the some officers from Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and ordered the arrest of the chiefs responsible for the wounded raiders.

A resource close to Anyidi told Sudan Tribune that the people with injuries "sneaked into the community after where they are believed to be hiding, and are receiving their medical treatment locally".

"The chiefs are innocent, but we are keeping them to provide us with more information about the raiders", he said.

Bor County Commissioner, Maker Lual, at his office in Bor, August 14, 2012 (ST)

Lual said he met Pibor County commissioner Joshua Konyi, who was on his way from Juba back to Pibor (the two meet at Bor Airport before Konyi left by plane to Pibor) and briefed him on the measures he has taken against the raiders.

The Bor commissioner said that the raiders were moving in "zigzag" fashion to try and avoid capture with the stolen cattle but that the army and police "are doing their best to rescue the cattle and arrest the raiders".

Earlier this year South Sudan’s army and police carried out a mass disarmament campaign to try and reduce violence and cattle raiding in the country’s largest state.


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  • 16 August 2012 04:59, by Kurnyel

    Another massacre being declared again in Jonglei state against the innocent people.

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    • 16 August 2012 05:03, by Kurnyel

      in my language we say nangu ci bange cki nezvt nave bajak namita,which mean fairness among all people regadless of tribe, or language.

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    • 16 August 2012 05:27, by Gabriel KK

      you are idiot, read the context properly. there is no death reported here by authorities.

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      • 16 August 2012 07:03, by Chol

        Gabriel KK, please don’t argue the idiots! The more you respond to them, the more they believe they have anything sensible in their brains. As the saying goes, don’t argue fools, the people might not notice the different! You’re just blending yourself into the idiots den where you are not going to be easily identified!

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    • 16 August 2012 09:30, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Thanks the commissioner who ordered army to rescued cattle from Dinka Bor cattle raiders.
      Please bring the culprits to justice, accountable for the damage they have caused and should be responsible for created choas again among disarming communities.
      Anyidi where army clashed with raiders is the village in Bor near the state capital, never mentioned Nuer, Mandari or other dinka in this topic.

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  • 16 August 2012 06:35, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    Murle people cool down. The perpatrators will be brought to Justice. Bor commissioner have taken a good initiative to order army and police to rescue the cattles and arest the raiders. those cattle raiders must be sentence to death. They are causing the trouble again to the people of Jonglei state. Peace was prevailing, why cause the chaos again? When Murle retaliate, people cry and storm to Bor-T

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    • 16 August 2012 22:06, by Ruach

      Bor don’t respect the peace,that is how they always behave and blame others

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  • 16 August 2012 07:30, by wang

    Funny reports, they do not want to expose the raiders (thieves) because they are Nuer or Murle. Those chiefs who are supporting those thugs criminal should be punish and pay back those 8 cattle were lost

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  • 16 August 2012 08:39, by Dauson Gieth

    Shame!!! Just a few Months after the Murle people and all Jonglei communities accepted total peace and resorted to planting crops, some people are up stealing the Murle cattle! Who is really anti peace in Jonglei? Kudos to Bor County Commissioner for the move though!!!

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  • 16 August 2012 18:42, by panom lualbil

    HEY GUYS ?
    In a clash by spla with raiders near ANYIDI where 2 raiders wounded, MR. LUAL said, the ’chief’ responsible for wounded raider was innocent but was also kept by spla to provided more informations. While the other wuonded raider managed to escape and sneaked into nearby community and received medical locally’ a source said. So my question was ’where did these raiders come from?’

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    • 16 August 2012 21:09, by Ruach

      Panom Lualbil,they were from Bor!

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      • 17 August 2012 18:57, by panom lualbil

        Is DAK NGUNDENG [spiritual leader] from NUER-LOU still alive or ruled to death by Court ?

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        • 17 August 2012 19:51, by Ruach

          Who is Dak Ngundeng?He is alive,not jailed enjoying and will be alive as long as possible

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          • 17 August 2012 20:13, by panom lualbil

            I meant the spiritual leader of white army from NUER-LOU who was recently caught by spla in ambushed between ETHIOPIA and S SUDAN while he was coming back to steal civilians’animals and foods! You’re big liar though I wont expect any truth then.

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    • 17 August 2012 19:48, by Ruach

      Bor cannot deny it today,they were the one who used to steal other people ’s cattle

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  • 18 August 2012 05:44, by Odingo

    Cowardic Dinka Bor
    Folks,this Dinka Bor are not human being but an animal.This is just sign of coward community by breaking peace that was signed by all tribes in the state. Dinka Bor you alway tell people that you are peaceful community for just misleading peopl. you are the cowardic dangerous criminals in state.U alway steal your own cattle and children and later on claim that Murles took the

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  • 18 August 2012 05:50, by Odingo

    Cowardic Dinka Bor you broke peace again with Murles.
    Folks, this Dinka Bor not Dinka Twic were not event disarmed.How come they were not disarmed while other communities are disarmed?

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