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Jonglei claims over 12,000 cattle from Pibor-Likuangole

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January 8, 2017 (BOR) – An estimated 12,000 heads of cattle that had been confiscated from two different attacks in Jonglei state by suspected Murle raiders, have been found in Likuangole village.

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Jonglei State Governor Philip Aguer (AFP Photo)

Speaking at a public rally held in the Jonglei state capital, Bor Governor Philip Aguer said the South Sudanese army (SPLA) would be sent to the area to recover the stolen cattle to give its owners.

The army, he added, have been tasked to forcefully collect the confiscated cattle and arrest criminals who carried out the attack.

“As the government, we have agreed with the governor of Boma state that all our heads of cattle currently in Likuangole-that were raided in various places, including Gadiang and Jalle-must be brought by force”, said Aguer.

The governor said his administration rejected claims made by people in Pibor, stressing that military intervention will be the solution.

“The government in Juba has accepted this, the army will be sent to Likuangole. People in Boma state said they will collect and bring back these heads of cattle without military intervention, but this is not true, the army must be sent”, he added.

However, there was no clear time line stated by the governor as to when the army would leave for Boma state to undertake this operation.

The youth of Likuangole have been accused on several occasions of involvement in criminal activities within South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Last year, hundreds of children and heads of cattle from Ethiopian villages were taken by the youth of Likuangole, an issue that nearly brought cross border tension between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Through the Ethiopian military intervention, several of the abducted children were rescued and returned to re-unite with their families.

(ST)

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  • 9 January 11:11, by Kush Natives

    I don’t believe that Murley indigenous communities can just allow that! Unless we all South Sudanese accept reconciliation among ourselves, in which will save us a whole lots of life. Well done Boma state!

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    • 9 January 12:17, by king kush

      Kush native
      South it’s ok to rop your neighbors.? And what do you call good job.?

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      • 9 January 22:44, by Malakal county Simon

        Why sending a tribal army in civilians areas?? Or this another way to kills murle tribe again like 2010-2011?? This government must be dismantle for good, instead to work peace, here it is creating another problem targeting Murle in the pretext of cattles recovery.... It’s is big shames for such a national government taking side on mini-civilians issues!!!!

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    • 11 January 04:43, by ngadodo

      the Jonglei state, Bor Governor Philip Aguer said the South Sudanese army (SPLA) would be sent to the area to recover the stolen cattle to give its owners.
      The army, he added, have been tasked to forcefully collect the confiscated cattle and arrest criminals who carried out the attack. His stupid man since centuries he found Dinka Bors able to forcefully Murle people. what his mean not Dinka Bor.

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      • 11 January 04:49, by ngadodo

        he called Dinka Bor husband Bar el Gazel, and others South Sudanese, he forgetting Boma State waiting results from Dinka Bors to bring criminals who killed them in Juba Road, demand somethings different.

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    • 12 January 14:17, by Midit Mitot

      Do SPLA-IG have capacity to collect those cattle,s by force from Linguangole youths? I,am doubting,

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  • 9 January 13:42, by Eastern

    Another bloodbath is in the offing!......

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  • 11 January 02:57, by ngadodo

    the peace did last time it’s was to cover people of Boma State Mind inorder to killed them on Juba Road.

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