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December 27, 2019 (JUBA) - Unidentified gunmen killed six traders from Gok State and captured their cattle near Maridi in the Western Lakes State last Wednesday.

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Cattle raiding has been a major source of conflict in South Sudan’s Lakes state (Photo: Cedric Gerbehaye/Pulitzer Center)

Local clans across the border between Western Lakes and Gok states have a history of cattle raiding and revenge attacks.

To put an end for the inter-communal attacks, last October UNMISS held a peace dialogue meeting to resolve differences between communities in Greater Lakes.

Martin Mayen, the chairperson of the Gok State chamber of commerce told reporters Friday that a group of local traders were in route to Maridi State with their cattle when they attacked by unidentified gunmen.

The assault took place Madira area not far from Maridi state, he said.

He further added that 12 other traders were injured as the attackers run away after seizing over1300 cattle with them.

South Sudanese authorities have pledged to set up specialized courts after the formation of a transitional government to deal with the cattle gangs.

Speaking at a dialogue meeting last October, Gideon Chol, the Gok State Minister of Agriculture said that local authorities in both Western Lakes and Gok states would deploy troops on the road from the capital of Western Lakes Rumbek to the capital of Gok Cueibet to curb criminal attacks.

(ST)

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  • 28 December 2019 21:41, by Eastern

    After all, folks in Western Equatoria have enough’bush meat’ to make do with. Sorry for the jenge loss.....

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    • 29 December 2019 08:33, by Pakuai

      Eastern,
      This story is a fake news, however the issue of cattle rustling in the greater Agar Dinka/Muonjang community is far too way of out of step. They speak the same dialect, marry each others daughters eat together and fight external enemies together, but when it comes to stealing their own each others or killing themselves, they will not hesitate to do it.>>>

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      • 29 December 2019 08:42, by Pakuai

        Many other Dinka/Muonyjang communities from Abiliang, Dongjol, Panaru, Apadang, Atar, greater Bor, Abyei, Malual Giernyang to Tonj have long since stop stealing each others cattle and killing each others unnecessarily. These Dinka/Muonjang communities only defense their cattle and communities against external aggressors. Yes, there are alway a few bad apples from time to time in every community,>>

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        • 29 December 2019 08:50, by Pakuai

          but unnecessarily killing your community members whom you are going to share a table later simply because to steal his cattle or her cattle just doesn’t add up with how the Dinkas/Muonjiengs people always deal with things. When I was a tiny boy, our cattle camp sometimes used to cross the Nile River to greater Lake states, now Eastern Lake state. Our cattle camp used to share the grassing fields>>

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          • 29 December 2019 08:59, by Pakuai

            with the ’Aliab and Ciech’ Dinka/Jieng communities cattle camps. And no one used to steal other people cattle, goats or sheep. And when anyone cow happened to stray other cattle, the owner can just go and look for it and get it back. Our adult used to do wrestling competitions with the ’Aliab and Ciech’ cattle camps and us, the little boys with their little boys,>>>>

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            • 29 December 2019 09:08, by Pakuai

              and there used to be no problems at all until our cattle camps crossed the Nile River back to East bank of Jonglei state. Mr. Kush Natives once paraphrased here on Sudan Tribune that there are ’some of South Sudanese in the centre who like to run around with their Ak47 chasing the cattle, but they don’t really know how others at the peripheries are doing it’>>>>

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              • 29 December 2019 09:18, by Pakuai

                Anyway, I for one, I am not advocating for the disarmament of of those Dinka/Jenge communities for now. Because our country and our people are highly coveted by our arch enemies. The UNIMISS so-called peacekeepers of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Rwandans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) prostitutes, Ghanians, Mongolians, and others were brought into our country>>>

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                • 29 December 2019 09:24, by Pakuai

                  to come and enforce their so-called UN NEW ORDER GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDERS or their so-called AFRICA UNITY and REGIONAL INTEGRATION piece of bullshit. But the vermins who covet our country and our people to death are playing with fire. In fact, our lowly informed elders were the ones the ones who failed to heed our warnings that their US, the US, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their>>>

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                  • 29 December 2019 09:32, by Pakuai

                    evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU are not really our *allies or uncles* but our existential enemies. The evil juus (so-called israeli) and some of their creeps even call South Sudan and the Sudanese their energy. Everywhere in *the US, the Canada, the UK, Australia and other so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire* country is being monitored 24/7 unless.>>>

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                    • 29 December 2019 09:42, by Pakuai

                      that South Sudanese is a fool to be ’followed by those vermin’. South Sudan is the most prize country with resources and with people whose people are going to bomb those vermin to near oblivion/extinction. The vermin thought that South Sudan is like their usual democratic republic of Congo, DRC, central Africa republic (C.A.R), Angola, Mozambique, then Abesh (so-called ethiopia)>>>>

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                      • 29 December 2019 09:49, by Pakuai

                        some of their countries in West Africa, Middle East, some of their Asian countries, South American countries, Cuba, some Caribbean countries the evils always used to chess game or football play around with, every ten (10) years like their then so-called COLD WAR from 1950-1991. But the vermin have step on the wrong people feet, us, the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan.>>>>

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                        • 29 December 2019 09:54, by Pakuai

                          the evils have attached themselves like ’leeches or ticks’ to our country and our people. And the evils think, we would welcome them into our country and onto our people again. But this not going to happen under the sun or even in million years. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. *Who would want to live with evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan,>>>>

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                          • 29 December 2019 10:00, by Pakuai

                            Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs and some of their creeps who have playing game with our country and our people all the times? Who really want to live with these vermin fellows? No one. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. However we informed some of our fools, that we are going to destroy any rubbish who would again bring anything>>>

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                            • 29 December 2019 10:07, by Pakuai

                              that is connected to those vermin into our country and our lives again would be as good as dead. We have informed our low lives all the times that our our country was projected by our enemies, the evil juus (so-called israelis) as their *would be base* to run their so-called *evil empire* or their so-called ’evil (juus (so-called israel) empire from’>>>>

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                              • 29 December 2019 10:15, by Pakuai

                                "That from Jerusalem to Tigris River, Euphrates and right up to our Nilotic and valleys, their so-called ’evil (juus (so-called israeli) empire would span to?!!. I don’t know what do these vermin smoke? And that their evil enpire would be ’ushered in by their so-called *most powerful sovereigns* of *the US, the UK, France, and them* and that their so-called evil juus empire would be *financed by>>

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                                • 29 December 2019 10:25, by Pakuai

                                  their gulf Arab states, their evil juus criminals who own the big banking cartels in Wall Street, London, Paris, shady countries like Hong Kong, Dubai, and some thieves who stashed away their loots in shady countries like Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Virgin Island, Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, Switzerland etc>>>>

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                                  • 29 December 2019 10:32, by Pakuai

                                    We have informed our lowly informed South Sudanese fools. That our country and our people are what the vermin make a living over them all the times, but not anymore. Low lives in Kenya like *Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and Rail Odinga* even went to "China, a few month ago to go and asked the Chinese companies for another loan,; the Chinese companies flatly refused to loan the criminals anything again>>>

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