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Calls for dialogue amid rising tensions between S. Sudan’s Boma & Jonglei


Governor, Philip Aguer, shaking hands with Governor Baba Medan, in Bor on Tuesday, 20 September 2016. (ST photo)

March 7, 2017 (JUBA) – Local authorities in South Sudan’s Boma and Jonglei states have called for dialogue to end child abduction and cattle raiding amidst report increased tension among the rival communities of Bor and Murle.

Jonglei State Governor Philip Aguer said in a press statement on Tuesday that chiefs should call the armed youth to order.

“Yesterday, I was on phone with the deputy governor of Boma State, Hon. Rachiel Anok Omot over the security issues. In our long conversation, I restated my commitment to peace and to immediately resolve a conflict of the cattle raiding and child abduction and call on the youth on both side(s) to stop and give the chiefs chance to meet,” partly read the one-page statement released by the office of Governor Aguer on Tuesday.

Local radio stations reported on Monday that armed men, suspected to be youth from Jonglei state, attacked Kotchar, a village in Boma state and stole 21,000 cattle. Boma state information minister John Achuan said in a phone interview with Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that the raider went away with the cattle in the direction of Bor but declined to provide further details.

"They (attackers) are well armed," said Achuan.

Jonglei state governor’s statement did not deny or confirm any cattle raiding but insisted on finding a final solution to insecurity in the region.

“The way forward is to bring the chiefs of Boma and Jonglei States who are in charge of the youth on the table to discuss, recommend and implement the mechanism for a quick, urgent and comprehensive solution to the ongoing cattle raiding, child abduction and killing in our region,” Aguer said.

Bor and Murle tribesmen in former Jonglei state – now divided into five states along tribal lines - often accuse each other of child abduction, cattle raiding and deadly on attacks on rival’s villages. Attempts by the state government to restore law and order through peaceful resolution have been fruitful.


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  • 8 March 2017 00:22, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    The youth when in to retrieve their stolen 12,ooo cows taken by militia some months back. they were asked to return the cows but refused and asked us to come and take them by force as they took them by force from us.

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    • 8 March 2017 10:05, by Midit Mitot

      Murle are very notorious to every corridor in South Sudan, but it will be the first and surprise if those Coward Youths and their government will overrun Murle land.

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      • 8 March 2017 20:39, by ngadodo

        if you want to know in the South Sudan, real notorious are Dinka Bor, Dinka Bor now messed South Sudan up with manipulating South Sudanese to have Ethnic cleansing all over their Country, that is Dinka Bor, and nobody picks up your criminology, even President Salva Kiir, he doesn’t get its.

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        • 9 March 2017 02:28, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          bring the militia to the frontlines. no more talks with you guys, you had strained our patient for far too long. this time it will be either us or you in our Jungles.

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  • 8 March 2017 00:37, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    These will be collected allover Murleland and return back to their rightful owners. the incursion will likely to last for months if not years to disarm and discipline these freedom fighters turned thieves.

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    • 8 March 2017 04:41, by koang mi kei

      People of South Sudan did not understand the meaning of national dialogue is just clear indication of tribal cleansing if you people expecting peace to come it will take more time Salvatore is dream is killing any person whether you are with him or fight him look at the way he kill the brave man son of mayian Tut we have to see things clearly

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      • 8 March 2017 06:11, by Kuch

        Mr. Koang Mi Kei, the dialogue the governor of Jonglei state talks about here has nothing to do with the "national dialogue" But a dialogue between chiefs from Jonglei and Boma states and their youths to scale down the issues of cattle theft and child abductions. But as always, Riek Machar supporters have never been the smartest kids in South Sudan as far as>>>

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        • 8 March 2017 06:16, by Kuch

          I am concerned. You fellows are just as sick in minds as well as souls it seems. Everything that has gone in own lives is always about Salva Kiir, Dinkas/Jaangs or JCE. When are you fellows going to man up and take the full responsibility of your own actions?

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    • 8 March 2017 11:57, by ngadodo

      you guys, everyone from South Sudan, knew you Dinka Bor have big Mouth of talk liars, Bads news is half of Dinka bor invaders runways from wars left behind many vehicles full machine guns and ammunitions yesterday at 2.30p. small packets who hiding in bushes will soon join there are colleagues in Jongeli Town very Sooners rather than later day.

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      • 8 March 2017 13:31, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        keep deluding your self. this war will fuck you for years. whoever doesn’t go to UN compound will be lay to rest.

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  • 8 March 2017 07:55, by Maguto

    the youth will come back once the stolen cows in Gadiang, Juet are return to theirs owners...peace will commence if the abducted children are return, those who were killed are compensated starting 1899 to date which is 2017...they youth will stay there till further notice

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  • 8 March 2017 08:36, by Ater

    Murle is another notorious tribe,congratulation to Jonglei youth for teaching these thugs unforgetfull lesson.Maburuk.

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  • 8 March 2017 11:46, by ngadodo

    whoever’s you guys comments here, that was not right news Murle fearless youths took there are cattle back from Cowards Bor Army yesterday at 2.30pm. what I know is you just talking nonsense. I warning you that the Murle youths will be taking full control of fighting sooner rather than later from cowards Bor, Bor invaders will back to Jongeli without vehicles and machines guns.

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  • 8 March 2017 12:18, by Freedom Advocate

    Hhhm, playing around with Murle is not as easy as eating marialnyang my friends. You have now dug deep graves of your own selves. There will never be stability in jaangland in Jonglei as long as you have missed the target by starting it on the wrong side Ya Kuch.>> Good luck Murle!!

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    • 8 March 2017 12:45, by Maguto

      Freedom advocate
      let see who will suffer and this will be a continuous revenge brother.. time for revenge has come...God said there is time for everything, please take that note right now.,,no cry, no media ..let just do it without informing the government.we are tired and tired of abduction, killings, raiding for a period of 200 years..God said we have to return our properties back from virgina

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    • 8 March 2017 14:19, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Murle men are running for their lives. fighting real men is not easy.

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  • 8 March 2017 12:51, by Maguto

    from virgina communities who are always raiding people cows..damn communities, God is tired of murlei/virgina/anus community...no running to uganda..ethiopia, kenya, time have come for you to suffer

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  • 8 March 2017 13:20, by Freedom Advocate

    You seemed to be too ignorant for not telling the fact.
    I hope you know Murle very well more than i could tell you.
    Let’s see how it will end. Only Lou Nuer know how to handle that tribe my friend. But you guys never surrender for truth rather disputing facts.
    Jienges minded, arrogant and ignorant idiots!!

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  • 8 March 2017 20:23, by jacob mayen ajuoi

    We left with NO Option rather than to protect our live, cattle raider And child Abduction......stay turn Revolution is already began in Boma state.

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  • 9 March 2017 08:37, by ngadodo

    acob mayen ajuoi
    you left with NO Option, this time better to cross the River Nile to Lake State, that is only chooses left for you Masters of Manipulators Dinka Bor.

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