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Over 10 people killed in Lakes state tribal clashes


December 1, 2015 (RUMBEK) - At least 19 people were reportedly killed in tribal clashes between the Aliap and Gony clans of Rumbek East county in South Sudan’s Lakes state.

A senior Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer confirmed the clashes, but said government was prepared to restore calm in the area.

Clashes erupted when a soldier killed a person from the Aliap section under unclear circumstances, prompting a revenge targeting those from the Gony section of the state.

"It was a misunderstanding between the two sections. A person from Aliap was killed by a person in military uniform. So the Aliap section suspected the Gony and they started attacking the Aliap killing 16 people. All in all 19 people were confirmed dead," said the CID officer, who spoke to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity Monday.

The state government has, however, not officially commented on the deadly clash.

Lakes state has been locked into a cycle of revenge killings, with activists, traditional authorities and intellectuals calling for the removal of the caretaker governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol whom they accuse to having allegedly failed to quell down insecurity.


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  • 1 December 2015 10:08, by Yei Top

    Mr.CID officer, when will u be sincere? The dead toll is now 24 and u r saying 19. I was in Rumbek police station this morning gathering more info from individuals from Aliap & Gony and they presume more injuries which u failed to reported. Anyway, it’s ur culture, kill yourselves cos u guys produce without any plan.... pakam and Cuebet boys will soon comeout with more attacking news.

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  • 1 December 2015 14:47, by Hardlinner

    don’t sudan tribune have any better news to report on. just leave those primitives of Rumbek alone. they lack intellect to reason. the are worst stupid dinkas of all time. even Lou Nuer and Murle are slightly better than Rumbek people.

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  • 1 December 2015 14:55, by Hardlinner

    i’m now beginning to suppect the Dinkaness of Rumbek people. may be they are indeed nuer by origin. all dinkas knows the language of ’kong koch’ wait/patient before action. but these people act like nuer people. the only different is that nuer don’t usually attack their kinsmen like Rumbek people do in most occasion.

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    • 2 December 2015 06:15, by Mi diit


      YOu also forgot to say that Nuer do not attack their fellow Christians inside the church like Dinka Bor do inside the tribal Emanuel Jieng Parish.

      So Dinka Bor and Dinka Rumbek have the similarity, right?

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      • 2 December 2015 14:53, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        Mi diit
        Is rightly to mentioned that Agaar are the same in character.
        Thanks you.

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  • 2 December 2015 00:48, by Emporio

    Rumbek creatures need to understand what it’s mean to be a human the barbaric culture should stop immediately if they don’t value life I don’t kno What is the meaning of thier existence

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  • 2 December 2015 04:39, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Only Lakes state, people are fighting themselves, Pacifically (Agaar) community.
    Let others communities distance themselves and see which direction will Agaar community shall be!

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    • 2 December 2015 06:17, by Mi diit

      Even in Warrap Dinka sections fight over food and kill hundreds of them.

      Dinka are all the same no matter where you find them.

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      • 2 December 2015 14:46, by Hardlinner

        mi diit, don’t forget also that Bul nuer are kicking the asses of stupid nuers.

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