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Warrap governor condemns tribal clash over grazing lands


By Ngor Arol Garang

August 23, 2009 (KADUGLI) — The Governor of Warrap State, Tor Deng Mawien has today, condemned tribal clash over grazing land in the state.

Some 30 people have been killed and at least 15 women and children abducted following clashes between two clans of Dinka tribe in Tonj area of Warrap state in southern Sudan. The four-day fighting erupted between Luac Jaang and Awan clans over the control of grazing area.

Governor Mawien who was speaking from Juba said it is unfortunate that such tribal fighting occurred in his absence to attend 7th governors’ forum in Juba but still he believes state security controls the situation.

The Governor said he had instructed his administration to instantly pay full attention to so as to avoid spilling over to other areas.

He added that such incidents are often instigated by those who see no far beyond their villages to take lives of innocent women and children.

Asked what actions has his government taken to revert the situation to normalcy, he said, the joint SPLA and police forces have already since Monday been dispatched to the area. "They are on the ground with mandate to hunt those behind the killing of 30 people," he said.

Similarly, Speaking from Wau, Wek Agoth, small arms collection officer at the state DDR commission office said that the fighting erupted between Luac Jaang and Awan clans of Warrap State over the grazing allegedly believed to have been entered by Awan without prior notice to Luac.

The clashes started on Saturday 8 till Tuesday night yesterday 11. Women and children cut up in this clash between the two warring clans suffered most, he stressed.


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  • 13 August 2009 04:34, by Baaibor

    I think Mr Kiir clan Awan has not respected the position that Kiir hold in the government. These groups need to be brought to justice of killing insane lives. There is no need of killing each other while people speak the same dialects.

    • 13 August 2009 05:25, by Thonchamkelei Purcula

      The recent incident in Warrap State over grazing field among Dinka clans, is not an isolated case, but a continues indication of extinction of traditional livelihood sources for both people and their cattle.

      Agriculture used to be a way of life and crucial life dependence between Awan and Lauc Jaing, but in the course of armed struggle in the South, traditional farmers effort was defeated by overlain of SPLA on farmers’ produce leading consequently to solely dependency on cattle.
      This is again has re-emphasised the importance of cattle as a source of food and social status. Southern Sudan government has had a very misplaced judgement about root causes of South Sudanese pastoralists’tribal conflicts by trying to manage it through sending soldiers and police personnels. Instead, the government should concern itself by resurrecting farming through financial facilitation, such as giving grants and loan to farmers. Failing to look at this direction is saying "hornbill pain is a hornbill’s problem". By Purcula

    • 13 August 2009 05:42, by Jok 011

      I thank you for your commend Mr Baaibor, but this Bar-el-gizalian people are very sick. I say this because they have humilated themselves and Kiir leadership by killing each other , taking the GOSS gorverment money, and the example is Akuien.they don’t even know that they are the one that are leading southern sudan and the example is them. brothers from bar-el-gizal wake up, you are the example of leadership for all the Sudanese.
      I can’t wait for two ten not two eleven because of the election

      • 13 August 2009 12:19, by manthok loda

        Hi chicken Jok or what ever your name would be. You don’t even know on how to spell Bahr el Ghazal name. Bahr el Ghazal people are not sick at all. It is you yourself who is hiding behind Arabs side are sick. I call you chicken because you running away like chicken when you seeing one Nuer person walking beside in your community or in your corner. What have we as Bahr El Ghazal people done wrong to blame us. We are trying a lot but you Cowards Dinka Bor are having good life living in the Western Countries and not making any contribution for our nation to help Bahr El Ghazal.

        I might agree with those who had mentioned the failing of the governor for this State but not the whole South. The governor of Warrap State is failing governor always living in Juba since is appointment and left state alone to suffer a lot for these tribal clashes. What was the reason of removing Anthony Bol Madut in that State in the governor position while he was doing excellent job like Kuol in Jongeli State. Answer me accurately of the number who have been kills and death in your State last week alone forget about Warrap. Ter Deng is failing governor because just living in Juba and bake like a dog. Governor of Warrap State is failing and he is just laughing because he doesn’t want Tonj people to live in Peace.

        Mr. Bol Madut was a really hard working man. Look now the incident people are just killing themselves and know one is helping them. He was removed in this position because there were some devils people who were doing devil activity of muggings, madness and eating his boat tail. He was doing very good job and know well of how to control the civilians flighting in the region. He knows on how to control any evils activity that may cause serous of harm to people. Lanc Jaang are the people of demanding somebody foods and properties.

        Why Lanc and Lou Parou joins together to attack Awan Parak without any justification to kills many incident people and burning their villages for no reason. Death of one person could cause hundred of lives like this missed.

        • 14 August 2009 05:00, by amalunguic

          Indeed Menh tok loda, Tor Deng is such a rat who can not stop crisis in Warrap State. Even if he sees his kids fighting using hard hands he can not react as a leader but preach more casualties to happen in Apuk Gir and Tonj. He is sort of a weak leader who doesn’t even know where the boarder of his state is. He only qualifies in naming streets in Khartoum and being always call “beny” Tor by his rats who put him into that position. Tor doesn’t know that all the chiefs of Warrap State have loose their hopes on him. The Warrap chiefs still inquire the most fearful, the Ganun Wanh Alel law restrictor and the one who can’t allow rats to fart around his people. In such crisis, we need someone like Bol Madut to bring peace among our innocent citizen of Lauc Adel, Lou Lual, Ajak Leer and Awan Parek as well as other communities. Other Legends such as Yai Makur/Marial Abur, Anei Kuei/Bol Parek and Anei Mangong /Malok Lual are urge to settle these crises as they normally do.

          Let us not rely on government that is based in Juba!!
          Let us also not blame one side of being wild against other but be fair to judge both waring communities fairly otherwise we are adding more hatred. Each and every one of these two communities is wrong in promoting war in such a way of which kids and women are taken.

          Tor must resign and Anthony Bol Madut can take over. Bol is more qualified in treating these casualties. He is really good for security purposes and of course we’ve seen when he opened a safe place for criminals in places like Alugo and Yinh Kuel were Majok Adel and Bol Akot could treat rats bitterly beyond Ganun Wanh Alel.
          If Tor can’t resigned, Tonj must form a state and that’s it we are freaken tired of his supportive silence over crisis in Warrap State. If there are any rats denying it, let me know rats!!!

    • 13 August 2009 07:15, by BUSTA 2

      Condemns does nothing!!

      Warrap Governor is just talking nonsense he bette shut up. He might be among those who are contributing to the tribal clashs in the region. USELESS GOVERNOR!!

      Brother in Christ,

      Busta 2

      • 14 August 2009 07:14, by Peter Nhiany

        I agree with you on this point Mr. Busta 2. I was stuned when I read that, "the Governor lives in Juba". What the hell is he doing in Juba? is Juba his State? How would he creates relationship and familiarize himself with the citizen of his State? This is very insane.

        I would not blame those who comment bitterly on any topic concerning the Governor of Warrap State. They have rights to be raged by what their governor is doing in Juba.

        What I think Warrap citizens should do is to avoid childish talk when people comment about what is happening in their State and try to adapt more professional talk toward their governor and ask GoSS to give order to the Governor to leave Juba for his State.

        They should not attack him; he will feel threatened by what you say. Warrap citizens should allow writers to comment on the situation of their State. it is not a problem. If people are not challenged for their incapability, they would not learn anything.

        Look at what people have done on the web by bombarding Jonglei State with inappropriate killing behavior which has rampaged the State and put civillians to fear;that is condemneable. The governor of Warrap State should know better.

        What he is doing in the capital indicates his lack of leadership. A leader should be with his people during good and bad time; and that is what he should do. Get back to your State Mr. Governor you are a shame to your people.

        • 14 August 2009 11:50, by amalunguic

          Let only those who have never felt crise praise Government or Governor with a kneel down/pity begging words. But are you supporting recent crisis or are you portraying a Government/Governor that has never listen to Warrap crises inquiry since 2005? Tell me if you are one of his rats or Peter that I believe to have put the first paragraph in its right context. Look Peter, you never no how hard is it to loose people in two Lous, Awan, three Apuks, Luac Jang and Ajak Leer. If you know it, the time Tor Deng was elected by his cousin; it was just as if the front line man tells his troops to launch fire between two internal enemies. So to me Tor Deng is a rat that can not be fear of and of course if there are rats out there who call citizen of Warrap as those fame of childish talk therefore I condemn it. Tor must stand down and replace with Bol Madut or some one who knows the pain and tackle insecurity well. Else Tonj and Apuk Gir must form a State!!! I’m waiting if there is a rat who likes the death of our people!!!

    • 13 August 2009 11:47, by Sala Gai

      Mr governor i don’t think you are condemning the clash while you are supporting legal because people in Warrap having clash amoung themself.

      may god bless them innocent people in the whole country

    • 14 August 2009 03:48, by Rech

      What the fuck are you talking about Baaibor do you think that people can not fight because of water. man think you lost. mr kiir is doing is job.

      by Sudandit

      • 15 August 2009 10:53, by Sala Gai

        my friend visa of this web .plse wash your face before joining these kind job.what do u mean by word baaibor ?

  • 13 August 2009 06:42, by J.James



    You are right there are no educated Murle as you claimed in your comment of August 10, but I want to correct you to spell

    1. Trukana to Turkana

    2. Murel to Murle

    3. Neure to Nuer.

    I hope you spell these now right to get A in your PhD classes as you are well educated man in Southsudan.

    God bless

    • 14 August 2009 00:14, by Aduol Liet

      MR, James thank in anyway.

      I am a human being unlikely minds of God and for being human doesn’t mean you can not make any mistake. If you read all ’Authors’Books then, you will find many things that are so wrong, but they are still considers as a writers in many ways.

      To add a little thing about the Warrap clashes or conflicts. Well, the problems of Warrap it had never stop since the peace agreement was signed in Kenya and to me it look like, there is something real wrong in the State of Warrap particular. Let me guess, I think the leaders of the Warrap State have been already fail to put those who cause a violents and they are supposedly to be brought in to the book of justice otherwise, they officials of Warrap State are now getting a shameful on that.

      In Warrap State, they Communities are hating each other and killing themselves unfotunately, I had never never hear the governor MR, Tor Deng Mawien speaking up on behalf as a leader of those Communities. Yet, in recently three months ago, again the Benitu Communities went to attached Apuk Kuol Ayeei whatever the name is on April, but I didn’t hear what the Warrap governor said about that. In addition to unrest from the Warrap State, on May this year also, the Benitu Communities namely Neur Kauch, Neur Gok and Neur Lieer, all these Communities went to Lou Mawien Community killing many people and some hundred people were left very seriously wounded, but I hadn’t hear what goernor said about it. In short, I am real wondering what is the role of the governor in Warrap Sate and could any one in the State of Warrap ask them to explain why these things happened on their faces as you are officias of Warrap State and you did not even tell the world? The lack of leadership from that State of Warrap has remain to be seen.

      Aduol Liet.

      • 14 August 2009 07:28, by Peter Nhiany

        Mr. Aduol Liet, we all make mistakes. Nobody is flawless. Hey listen, what matter is not what you writers, or say, it is how you writes, and says it.

        Our words can destroy the destiny of South Sudan. How you say think online is how people will take you as who you are if you are somebody with good reputation.You can depreciates yourself through what you say and people will look at you as a dog without tail.

        I sometimes feel mad at myself if I post my comment and find out later that I misworded a paragraph. One misconstructed sentence can spoils your piece of writing. We run into such error; no one is exempt from it, but you would not be exempt from you say.

        So please always watch out for what you say. Your education is not for creating bad images, but for revealing good side of you and what you can do to your own loving people.

        I hope your Governor will return home to fix the messes. I will pray for peace and unity in Warrap State as well as in Jonglei State and through out South Sudan. Peace and unity to South Sudanese States. God bless you.

        And thank you.

        Peter Nhiany. For personal question, cantact me at: nhiany15@yahoo.com

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