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Jonglei’s Twic East County in SUdan witnesses insecurity caused by Athor’s forces


June 20, 2010 (JUBA) – Twic East County of Jonglei state has been experiencing insecurity caused by the forces loyal to the renegade former army general and Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), says the representative of the County in the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly.

Deng Dau Deng, on his return from the visit to the County on Sunday said people were being killed in the area by forces loyal to George Athor.

About 16 people have been killed over the last two months of insecurity emanating from George Athor, he said.

“People come with uniforms from nowhere and attack villages and kill people in Twic East County,” he lamented, calling on the authorities to arrest the situation.

In another separate development, 5 people were reported killed in early morning of Sunday by unknown attackers who raided about 200 heads of cattle at Gumbo, near Juba Bridge at about 2:30AM.

The source told Sudan Tribune that the bodies of the dead were brought to and lying in Juba Teaching Hospital.

He said the victimized traders came from Pibor County of Jonglei state to sell their cattle in Juba town when they were surprisingly attacked just in the outskirts of the town.


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  • 21 June 2010 05:52, by Dinka Boy

    SPLM must deployed SPLA in the area so that they can observed the movement of these rebels. The only thing SPLA can do to stop these rebels is elimination method because they are disturbing the South. If SPLM does not make decision on the issues of these rebel,then they will disturb the referendum next year.

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    • 21 June 2010 06:54, by wang

      Criminal Dinka Bor, you have to stop killing the Murle traders. Athor is not targeting the Pibor County. Stop—stop- playing this game.

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  • 21 June 2010 10:09, by Adam

    Dear Readers

    The people of the South have been victimized by SPLM/A vulgar mistakes and blunders.

    Who created the mess in the first place? Why Mr. Athor and others defected? Are there more to come along the way?

    Who is killing the Murle? Who is responsible for killing cow owners near Juba bridge? Why SPLA unit responsible for the bridge failed to take any actions at all?

    Who is responsible for killing and arresting non Dinka politicians and tribesmen?

    Who is imprisoning "Independents" and other parties’ representatives?

    Who failed Southerners hope for unity and development?

    Who planned the removal of non Dinka guards and drivers of non Dinka politicians and military leaders in Juba and replace them with SPLA Intelligence forces?

    Who de-ranked police officers while enjoy oil money without mercy?

    Who is working against Abei Dinka in the SPLM/A?

    Who is stealing the historical pasture land of the indigent tribes of Great Equatoria and elsewhere in the South?

    Who is detaining and torturing non SPLM/A activists?

    Who is playing games and threatening the referendum?

    The South is not for the Dinkas and their arrogance and magnified ego. If we gain independence in 2011, can we live in peace? Can all the misconduct vanish? Can human rights be observed? Can all people of the South be first class citizens? Are they now?

    All the above is an equation for more disturbance, violence, hunger and disease. It is better for our wise people of the South from all tribes move to safe the situation before it is too late, if it is not.

    Look dear Southerners, SPLM/A failed to bring anything to the South but tragedy since 2005 when they enjoyed full power and wealth + International Aid in the South.

    The whole problem is in dictatorship, tribalism, theft and arrogance.

    O Ye Southerners UNITE !

    Adam Milwaki, Kansas City

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    • 21 June 2010 20:26, by Murle Intellectual

      Hey Adam, you are right, I agree with you a 100%.
      However, I would like also to try to remind ourselves and others that not all Dinka are culprits. Some of them are really good people. They are also our fellow black African Sudanese whom should be our brothers and sisters, for whom we fought for more than 50 years together with the rest of other dear Sudanese. Yet, we must not keep silent on the atrocities caused by the SPLA and by the Bor Dinka in particular. My best friend is a Dinka from Bor. But let us be a better leaders of tomorrow who will be good examples to others. We must win Dinkas by love, but we must deffend ourselves when the matter reaches to critical stages such as murder, rape and looting

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  • 21 June 2010 11:02, by Wiyual Wech Puk D. Payol.

    Iam here advising all Dinka to brief their Athor not to kill people.General Athor has kill more in the break away defaction made by Dr Riek Machar and now he want to do it again.please General Athor,killing Twice of bor Dinka will not affect only governor Kuol of jonglei,but also the whole south sudan.It is better for those Dinka like Athor to accept defeat like General Gatluak Deng with out violence.killing people will not give right,take example,like that of 1992 defaction and break away of Dr Riek which took more lives and back to SPLM/A after killing.we have to learn!!!!!!!.

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  • 21 June 2010 20:09, by Murle Intellectual

    I am proud of the SPLA and I don’t regret our participation on the SPLA side during the war. Do you know that great Murle heroes died as they were taking part in the war against the ’jalaba’ As for those who were loyal to the enemies, it was a shameful act done by all the tribes who fought against SPLA. Those malitias were Dinka, Murle Nuer etc just to mention few. What has happened in Juba where Murle traders were killed and their cows stollen is not a new thing to happen in Juba. Some Dinka elements in the SPLA have been attacking the Murle civilians who bring their cows to sell in Juba. It is the same SPLA soldiers who are attacking the Murle with the full knowledge and logistic from the SPLA generals. We never heard any word from Salva Kiir condemning such cowrdly acts by the Bor Dinka. But remember all of you who use SPLA to murder Murle civilians. We will now take arms and no body will survive if that is what you want, mark my words

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    • 23 June 2010 07:42, by kiir kuir

      Hello primitive intell murles. stop enourage that pacifism. you have to respected Dinka bor because the have brought you CPA.
      Special two east county has never attack anybody since the Spla/m was form.

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