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LRA kill five people in South Sudan’s Raja County

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By Manyang Mayom

October 22, 2009 (WAU) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) official spokesman Major General Kuol Deim Kuol, said five people were killed during an attack by Ugandan rebels on a village in Western Bahr-El-Ghazal State.

Joseph Kony, leader of the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (AFP)

On Saturday October 21, 2009, at around 11pm, Lord Resistant Army (LRA) rebels attacked a camp of Darfur Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the village of "Kor-Al-Madina" in Western Bahr-El-Ghazal State killing three elements of southern Sudan Police (SSP) and two civilians on the spot.

Kor-Al-Madina is a small village at 24 miles away from Raja County of Wau, the capital of Western Bahr-El-Ghazal state.

The LRA rebels runaway with three rifles belonging to the killed three policemen. They also abducted unspecific number of displaced people, Deim said. He pointed out that LRA is moving toward southeast of Raja county with abducted people.

This LRA attack had overwhelm civilian in this camps of Raja county, so when SPLA heard gunfire exchange between police and rebel, then our battalion of 333 rush to rescue the situation.

"The LRA is now heading with abducted people to southeast of Kor-Al-Madina toward the Sudan and the Central Republic of Congo border."

As it has become difficult for Joseph Kony rebels to operate in southern Sudan, since last September the SPLA s military intelligence found fresh footprints of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from Central African Republic heading toward Raja County of Western Bahr-El-Ghazal state. At the time the SPLA spokesperson said the Ugandan rebels are heading to Darfur.

"In September, we said that LRA is moving toward Darfur and might have links with Khartoum; this attack in Raja County has confirmed today that LRA is seriously moving to Darfur with backup from Sudan Arm Forces (SAF)," he said.

Raja commissioner Mr. Luwis Ramadan has also confirmed the report saying that three policemen and two civilian have been killed in the hottest attack by the LRA in Western Bahr-El-Ghazal State territory.

The Commissioner further added that on Wednesday attack the LRA has kidnapped about twenty one people and LRA rebel but he failed to determine the direction of the group saying they headed to unknown direction with the abducted people.

The Sudanese government denied SPLA claims that the leader of Uganda Lord Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony relocated to the western region of Darfur.

Salah Gosh, the adviser to the Sudanese president and former director of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) said that the SPLA claim is untrue.

He said that the SPLA is resorting to "fabrications" and "political maneuvers" to "distort the image of the Sudanese army".

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  • 23 October 2009 02:43, by David_N

    The Darfuri Rebel with crush with this Monkey Rebels!

    • 23 October 2009 03:32, by Jaafar Gak

      you can not imagine why LRA are operating in the sudan territories because they are been threatens by uganda gunship. the SPLA should open her eye on this matter, LRA rebels are no longer ugandan they gets all their supports from Omer el Bashir which means you are still fighting with the northern-sudan be careful.

    • 23 October 2009 06:00, by Rambang Deng

      Dinka Dominated SPLA or Jiengeweed;

      El Bashir used Janjaweed against the people of Darfur and Kiir is using Dinka armed Jiengeweed against other Southerners. The only different is that Kiir is not indicted yet while El Bashir already learned his doomed fate.

      Those who are killing people in Equatorians are not LRA, but Dinka Jiengeweed with full blessings of Dinka corrupt incompetent leadership in Juba.

      No thanks

      • 23 October 2009 10:29, by Ajongtar

        I believe that the on going killing in WES and WBGS are not LRA these are street Dinkas who doesn’t have no were to stay in their state.
        The SPLA MI reporter who reported that LRA are on their way to Darfur is false, those are not LRA they those Dinkas who are living in Western Equatoria state territory are trying to create these doomed statements.

        Mr. kuol Diem Kuol you need have extra trained MI than those who will bring to you false story which may lead to minimize the SPLA integrity.

        • 23 October 2009 17:28, by Young Nation

          Dear Jongtar,

          Following your comment regarding Agar Dinka (PAKAM), I have finally realized that you are stupid and demand severe treatment from either SPLA or SPLM. Shame. God has made a mistake for creating such group of un-patriotic folks as Southerners. South Sudan is free today because of hard working group of people like Dinka and others and still some in the South do not appreciate them. What else should Dinka do?

      • 23 October 2009 10:34, by peter gatdet

        Rambang Deng (Jin bi Lai)

        Salva Kiir Must not be indicted b,se no charges against him like those of Dr Riek, so Dr Riek is the next Criminal after Bashir to be indicted,Dinkas are peaceful people naturally not like Nuer who were born with absent minded.

        NUER: ( Never Understand Essential Reputation )

        DINKA:( Determined Intelligent Nationalist Know Aptitude)

        Dinkas oyeeeeee Freedom Fighters Oyeeeeeeeeeee.

        • 23 October 2009 16:20, by Justice Sudan

          Faking our intelligence and copying the art of abuse doesnot liberate either the Dinka or Nuer.

    • 25 October 2009 08:58, by CatBlue

      I don’t see any reason why GoSS is hesitating toward the issue of LRA. These are foreign armed group and therefore, they should not be allowed to operate in Sudan. Why do not GoSS just send SPLA to slash them out. Or if SPLA is not capable, there should be a free arming in state like West Equatoria so that the civilians can protect themselves.

  • 23 October 2009 03:36, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

    We will take it serious now than lat because they have been sponsored to kill DINKAS which are the backbone of they south sudan.

    death to the enemies of DINKAS[monyang]

    • 23 October 2009 03:50, by silly boy

      Dinka Dominated SPLA,

      You are not Dinka, you can’t even spell synonym for Dinka correct. Your goal is to incite other tribes against Dinka. You are stupid.

      silly Boy

      • 23 October 2009 05:02, by Time1

        You are right silly boy, most of the names here of dinka or equatoria is fake, only meant to incite tribal hatred, and this practise is also condoned by the sudantribune administrations. why? because if you follow you will see that they will delete post that try to reconcile while they leave and encourage the tribal hatred comments.

        Sudantribune you have to promote democracy, free and fair speech as you claim on your potfolio or in your mission. now this post will be deleted, those of you who read this just follow and you will see.

    • 23 October 2009 11:50, by Man of facts

      HEEEEE.
      Dinka dominated spla!!!
      you are not even sudanese. I know what is happening with you guys who are pretending to be sudanese mean while you come from kenya, uganda congo and so on.
      Spla fought for change not one side domination, your heart can be read on how you comment on our articles.

      Iam man of man facts.

  • 23 October 2009 04:55, by Time1

    This is just a pro LRA news, where is the sources and evidences, rumours rumours all the time, when did koul said so? last time they said he said something then it trun to be all lies. SPLA will eat this criminal and terrorists LRA rebels alive, let them just be like mice and play only when the cat is away.

  • 23 October 2009 07:45, by Mathiang Beny Til

    People of S. Sudan, North is still killing us. During 22 Civil war in South LRA was supporting Bashir. We don’t need to relax and say LRA is fighting Ugandans.
    Kony is a one of SAF if not why is he not base in Uganda like during War SPLA was based in Many towns of Sudan like Thiet,Yei,Kaya,Maridi,and ECT.
    SPLA should follow LRA wherever he with our 20 people.
    God of Southern is going show who are doing these evil thing.
    I Love Southerns all.

    Mathiangdit

  • 23 October 2009 08:41, by M.Cool.J

    What is your idea Kuol Deim?Look what I hate from you guys if it comes to quarreling over money you are the first,but never depending the citizens.

    Talk to your Kiir who sleeps upom beer tables.

  • 23 October 2009 10:13, by Critic_Ngueny

    Dear barking dog,Lotongun.

    Bark as much as you need but remember,Meeting me face to face will let you curse the day you were born.I am proud of Where I was born because I know my father in details and so does my Mother too from Well known community in Bor.

    Well,the fact remain that there is nothing called LRA apart from Equtorains in equatoria.I have also heard this morning here in Juba at Hai Malakal from One of my friends that all Equatorians are going to have a meeting today.Sorry,my worry is only one,how are dogs going to have a meeting since they don,t know the rules and regulation of the meeting?

    I know very well that some people wish to be Dinkas,please don,t blame your parents but God for He has created you with useless people in Useless communities such as Nuer and Equatoria.People who have no visions and missions,born for no reasonable reason or unreasonable reason.

    To re-born again as a Dinka is like hiring of a vehicle to Heaven.Critic_Ngueny,Man of no compromise at all.

    Critic_Ngueny from Bor town

    • 23 October 2009 16:01, by D.B Lotongun

      Hi son of bitch Critic_Ngueny,You will never understand the reality until psychiatric specialist may intervene what psychopathology you are suffering from.If you do not know what LRA are,ask your governor.I am not here to teach green human being and full tribalism.The fact remain that those Equatorians whom you have hatred are being hosting you and are continue to host Dinka-Bor.You can continue to hate them but they are human being created by the same God created you.

      Because of the fear of God and the responsibility I have,I usually don’t entertain nonsense.Let it be the way you have stood what LRA are. If you say you are fellow Southerners are the LRA,well because of your little mind and knowledge.I will get you,as far as my responsibility in South-Sudan is concerned.What I know is you are not within the country,if you are in Bor town,send your contact,soon I will come there

    • 23 October 2009 16:58, by D.B Lotongun

      Crazy Ngueny,it is not a matter of just saying,let us make an appointment to meet either in Bor or Pariak so that we shall talk as fellow Southerners and probably of the same county.If you want to make me curse my birth day then I will see from our meeting point. I don’t see any reason you insisted that they is nothing called LRA. Give us evindence then we will hunt for those wrong elements.Equatoria is one of the South-Sudan Regions,why do you insisted the Equatorians are LRA.I don’t see the reason you started abusing me while I was try to get more evidence to support your statement of no LRA

      Nothing like Equatorians meeting in Hai Malakal to day the way put it.Calling fellow human being dogs,is a sin because you are abusing the one who created them.’ Tenong yin Jok pandu,ke yin door jokdu,koc eben athong’If you are one of lost boys please stay where you are but we shall get out your personal data and contact within this website.What I know you are not within South-Sudan.Continue with your tribalism mission but we shall get you unless you remain outside South-Sudan or you change your behavior.

      See you if you agree to meet me.Nothing I will do in our meeting but only to make you understand that we are Southerners and LRA are there but not the rebel of South-Sudan.

  • 23 October 2009 10:45, by Otim

    At times i ask my self if people who writes articles,or response do ask question,analyse information before they jump into saying some thing.The first thing we have to ask,how did they know those who attacked belonged to the LRA?Who was there to see them?Written on their head,back that they are LRA?

    Another thing we dont mention,we have thousands of Uganda troops(UDPF) stationed in S.Sudan in all areas,you get them in Juba etc,is S.sudan part of Uganda? That is the reason we hear about LRA because when SPLA been fightiing,we used Uganda as our base,we gave green light to UPDF to help us,naturally LRA would get support from people oppose to GOSS.Any war in Uganda,would affect S,Sudan because of our close alliance with Uganda government.

    This is also another politics which we S.Sudanese are not analysing critically.
    Otim

    • 23 October 2009 13:39, by Adwok Mark

      Otim, you are very correct. This sick Critic who think he is stone have nothing positive for south sudan progress. There are no LRA in those area, what they have are gangs who are organised to disrupt peace and mooks GOSS government. There are many intelligent Dinkas but do have crook one’s who behave and believe in violence hence generalisation for all Dinkas. GOSS must work hard to eradicate those gangs groups.

      Adwok.

      • 23 October 2009 14:27, by James Tut Biel

        It is not a good reason when LRA keeps on terifying civillians in Southern Sudan while we have troops. Can we re-arrange our soldiers and launch attacks against this so-called rebels. They have been denied and destroyed from their country by the Ugandan troops and now they are creating insecurity in our country claiming lives of many civillians.

        Iam apealing to the SPLA top millitary leaders to look in to this issue.

        Thanks.

        James Tut.

      • 23 October 2009 18:04, by Time1

        Adwok

        government in south need to think critically as you say, there is no concrete evidence that the attackers are exclusively LRA only because no one saw them or captured one of them who confessed, or there is no writting on their backs to show they are LRA, i conclude some of this are LRA but others are organised armed gang groups working to mock the GOSS and to spread chaos in the region, that is their mission they want to cause more chaos and nothing else, hoping this will weaken the current south sudanese governmnet. GOSS think critically not look one way but look in all direction, it could be someone else or even you close friend stabbing you in the back.

    • 23 October 2009 14:54, by James Tut Biel

      Otim, you are true sourtherner, I sometimes wounder like you my friend, people do not sometimes think before posting comments on website. They talk like children who donot know what is good and what is bad.

      Who knows they are LRA, they may be those people whose SPLA call unconfirmed and do not pay them, so they are trying to get themselves something by looting and so force.

      Imagine you have four children and u tell two of them that you are not my children yet till further notice, what will they do rather then to run away and turn against you. That is also another issue the SPLA need to solve.

      Thanks.

      James Tut.

    • 23 October 2009 16:00, by Mark

      My dear friend, why do you behave lyk your not an intellectual or i guess your illiterate, so if you think your wise then media people, then open your own media group to be analysing, don u know there are so many ways of identifying armies and the most common one is their uniform, you think people don know LRA’s uniform? So i guess its you who has just jumped into writting without analysing your comment, think first bro b4 u comment.

      • 23 October 2009 17:19, by D.B Lotongun

        Mark,you are right,people shouldn’t continue posting comments that they are no LRA,the SPLA has been monitoring the movement of LRA,so we shoudn’t say that they are not LRA.Those who think they are not LRA,do they thinks that they only kill and can’t be killed? Those whom SPLA or Arrow boys killed,were identified,so why some of us are saying there is nothing like LRA? Those who talked of unconfirmed,who are those being unconfirmed? And those who talked of Equatorians being the LRA,what are their evidence?

      • 24 October 2009 01:34, by Otim

        My brother Mark,honestly inside your heart,do you think you can identify armed men with just their uniform to draw a conclusion? Is the LRA a organised group with a single identified uniform?These are rebels with all kind of uniforms,some even in civilins atire,we have seen many times pictures of would be LRA rebels with all kind of different uniforms.The problem in S.Sudan is failed responsibilty of the GOSS government to use the SPLA soldiers to protect the citizens.

        One more confused idea that the SPLA been monitoring the LRA movement,then why didn’t the SPLA attacked them or intercepted them before they killed and abducted the people?

        We have so many armed militias parading in S.Sudan,these are the things bringing insecurity,the LRA is also part of the armed groups.The GOSS government needs to tackle the issue of security as a priority because no one would want to invest in hostile environtment.Giving bad image to S.Sudan
        Otim

  • 23 October 2009 18:10, by Time1

    Otim#

    you could be right that may be this are not LRA but other armed organized gangs, we do not have enough evidence still to make sure this is actually LRA attacking civilians or this is another gang groups operating as LRA. It is up to GOSS now to do what they think will be necessary to get this armed gangs.

    I would recommend SPLA to start to give limited weapons to the arrow boys and insert SPLA in civilian clothes to operate with them, this will put fear in the hearts of the armed gangs because they know arrow boys now have guns and will shot them instantly, this will cause them to retreat even if not completely, it is time to step up operations against this armed gangs, get the arrow boys to disrupt their activities. Time to give guns to arrow boys.

    • 23 October 2009 22:34, by mohammed ali

      The distance from Raja to Tambura is about 400 km and from Tambura to Yambio is about 200 km and then from Yambio to the Congo borders is about 50 km.Which makes the total distance from Raja to the Congo borders about 650 to 700 km, and the road is not paved.God be with them they will take ages to reach the borders !!!
      This means the LRA has a very modern and sophisticated logistic and transport machinery!!!

      Blame the Jalabba , the Arabs ,the Janjaweed...bla..blaa..that is very easy !!

      Other wise apply your critical thinking and you will come to the right conclusion !!!



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