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Jonglei: Abducted women freed


February 22, 2012 (BOR) – Three women and two children, allegedly abducted from Pibor County in Jonglei state in an offensive by over 6,000 armed men from the Lou Nuer ethnic group against the Murle tribe in December and January, jave been recovered and are being returned to their families officials say.

Their release was negotiated by security agents in Jonglei, South Sudan’s largest and often most volatile state.

Two of the women and their children were snatched in January during the Luo Nuer’s revenge attack against the Murle. The third woman released had been kidnapped in 2009, according to officials and victims accounts.

Raids between the two groups are common with attacks in June and August 2011 killing over 1,000 people.

One the demands Luo Nuer made when they attacked Pibor County, the home of the Murle, was that the group return kidnapped women and children from previous raids.

The five are just a fraction of hundreds of women and children abducted in tribal conflicts in Jonglei state, which suffers from chronic under development and lack of infrastructure.

The Lou Nuer, Murle and Dinka Bor often engage in cattle rustling in Jonglei state but the situation has been aggravated by weapons leftover during the Sudanese civil war, which lasted two decades until a 2005 peace deal.

The Luo Nuer offensive and the Murle counter attacks over New Year displaced over 120,000 people, the UN say.

Jonglei state director for community security, Aguti Adut, said the women and their children were identified last week in Ayod and Akobo counties, both areas belonging to Lou Nuer. Adut said the local security service is conducting a survey using questionnaires in conflict affected areas to help identify victims of inter-tribal conflicts.

“We are moving to Pibor next week to carryout the survey there as well and if we get some children and women who are not Murle, we shall take them to their relatives,” Adut said today claiming that the Jonglei’s government was supporting community based groups working with both communities in the state.

Sira John, who said she was taken from Pibor on 1 January with her boy said she learnt a lesson to tell to her relatives in Pibor.

“God helped me and I am going to ask my people in Pibor county to release children belonging to other tribes,” Sira as she tried to hold back her tears.


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  • 23 February 2012 06:07, by NGAANGOLTIIN

    There are still thousand of such women and children abducted by Nuer and Bor Dinka from Murleland. These stolen women, children and cows rightly belong to Murle. I have been telling you before that Dinka and Nuer in fact steal Murle cows, women and children more than Murle. Murle aften return abducted jonkoz children but jonkoz refuse to return Murle children, thousands of them, because they alway

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    • 23 February 2012 06:08, by Quol Quot

      “God helped me and I am going to ask my people in Pibor county to release children belonging to other tribes,” Sira as she tried to hold back her tears.

      Tell your people that what they have been doing is bad and if they don’t stop you will all be abducted by force whether UN is there or not.

      Tell them stop kidnapping other people’s children. Tell the North War is over and you could be next.

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      • 23 February 2012 09:30, by Jimmy A. Makur

        Thanks to Lou-Nuer for their co-operations with the security agents. This is a way forward. However, I urge the Murle tribe to do the same otherwise this game will never benefit them any longer.

        My advise those ugy bastard of murles on this site is that they must stop blaming others for their wrong doing.

        It will be better for you to tells your people to stop the barbaric acts.

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    • 23 February 2012 06:14, by NGAANGOLTIIN

      . . . .Jonkoz always deny the fact that they are actually the biggest fish to be caught in this dirty business of stealing children for slave trade. But in this modern world, the likes of Salva Kiir and others may travel with our money as far as USA as he did recently and make bad name propaganda against Murle, but the truth about how good Murle are will soon be heard all over the world

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      • 23 February 2012 07:29, by Ruach

        Jebe.."Sira John excreted tears when she met her families and tell to Murle that they should return the children they ’ve stolen from other tribes"Well,when she was there she has learnt that Jebe/Jabaar are stealing and abducting Nuer children.Thank to God!She will advise them seriously.They abduct Nuer,Dinka Bor and Nayuak children and sell them to Southern Ethiopia,Turkana,E.Equatoria.Death to u

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        • 23 February 2012 09:42, by Lachrymose Dinka

          The truth must be said because all the other years it was not known that Dinka Bor and Nuer do kidnap other tribes’ kids too. All the journalists in Bor Town do not know journalism ethics that is why they are always bias when it come to reporting tribal clashes.The governor of Jonglei should be questioned too as he is always collaborating with the central government in condemning Murle.

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      • 23 February 2012 18:26, by panom lualbil

        Ngaangoltin, I am appreciating your murle ppl for calming down and friendly to their neighboring nuerlow and dinka once again these 2 months. Living peacefully together with your neighbors in your own country and your government is the most healthy thing in lives. shedding blood for your neighbor’s own thing has no bless at all. Thank you for cooperation on that matter.

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        • 23 February 2012 19:39, by NGAANGOLTIIN

          panom lualbil,
          There is no any human being who wants war. Murle are peacful and law abiding when there is true government. But in our case right now, the government army are the ones killing its own civilians, looting cows based on tribal plottings and evil plans by leaders and army people lead by tribalism and primitiveness. That is why when Murle are disarmed in order to be attacked and killied

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          • 23 February 2012 19:46, by NGAANGOLTIIN

            That is why when Murle are disarmed in order to be attacked and killied in genocide, Murle must defend and kill their attackers. But if they are not attacked, Murle should not attack too. Murle want peace with everbody if there are any peace partners on the other side. We reject ’peace’ where Murle are deceived just to be killed ìn that fake peace meetings. It is a cowardice acts

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    • 23 February 2012 07:05, by Ramiran

      Dear jabe
      please your are false man, because your are real people who abduct,rustle and kill people from these two tribes. where will you stop such a crime? why don’t you adopt the civilization way like the rest of south sudanese people? to me, your are the last and the last up to coming of christ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 23 February 2012 07:57, by Murle

      The only problem in Jonglei is because, Murle have no elder people to give some advice to the youth.
      If they have some elders they can not even abduct and rustle the cattle.
      Any way let them think big that taking of another person’s child or thing is the increasing of their geedy.
      Nuer and Dinka are just revenge thing after what Murle did to them.
      Otherwise, stop your bad habit

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      • 23 February 2012 13:30, by Loko El Pollo


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    • 23 February 2012 17:01, by Cobra Bior

      @ Ngaagotiin or whatever your names is, lou nuer did it to taste how you feel about it. in our case as Dinka Bor, its in our blood we do not abduct children or women from nobody, use common sense what should we do with your ugly stinky worms infested children? How long did y’all abducted children in Bor? By the way history is now telling itself. those abducted by u as children are coming back home

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  • 23 February 2012 06:07, by Quol Quot

    “God helped me and I am going to ask my people in Pibor county to release children belonging to other tribes,” Sira as she tried to hold back her tears.

    Tell your people that what they have been doing is bad and if they don’t stop you will all be abducted by force whether UN is there or not.

    Tell them stop kidnapping other people’s children. Tell the North War is over and you could be next.

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    • 23 February 2012 06:27, by kalib dinka

      That is the normal lives of murlei,nuer,and Dinkas.
      Killing kidnapping,looting,stilling,Cattle rusting,
      All bad thing is their lives.

      Every day,jonglei on wed side with very bad record in south sudan,while dinkas are proud of that,WHAT A HEEL IS JONGLEI?

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  • 23 February 2012 06:08, by omoni jr.

    Only three women and two kids? what a joke!!
    Release all murle children and their mothers who over 200 Not just three and two kids.
    Jonglei state deserve to Not to Have the following things.
    This is to avoid lost of lives to the innocents people

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    • 23 February 2012 22:42, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 23 February 2012 08:51, by manyang mawech

    Even though she will tell her people, no one will listen to her.Leave the animals for what they think are best for them.There will be no UN no more for you next time and face all consequences alone.

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  • 23 February 2012 09:31, by MKee

    It is wrong in the first place to release any murle that was taken.How many Nuer and Dinka are in cuptive in murle area?? they should be the first to be released b4 this sub-human are released. No dinka or nuer is practising that urgly bussiness of kidnapping and selling people. the sub-human murle should turne away from this practise otherwise no more arab war and this murle could face the worst

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  • 23 February 2012 09:39, by MKee

    Why is it difficult for the security agents to negotiate with murle and bring back nuer and Dinka kids that are in murle hands? if you security agent are real negotiators you should be fair to every tribes in Jonglei otherwise other tribes will try by all mean to bring their kids back....you know how urgly is that.

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    • 23 February 2012 12:13, by Dau-arok

      you are right Mkee,let them bring those children and women back,

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  • 23 February 2012 12:40, by Lolaki

    If time has come for justice to prevail in Jonglei state through the return of abducted women and children, let all tribes in Jonglei state have a teste of this justice. Peace and reconciliation efforts should also be stepped up immediately to prevent future attacks and counter-attacks.

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    • 23 February 2012 14:08, by athoreyemodobong

      Those women were neither negatiated about nor freed by any body.what happen was that the women mnanaged to escape from their abductors and handed themselves over to nearest SPLA barrack where they were taken care of by honest soldires who reported the case to the UNMISS.The writer of this article is trying to cover up the crimes commited against innocent women and children of Murle.

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  • 23 February 2012 14:38, by Emporio

    That ridicules i don’t know who can believe security agent will solve the problem in jonglei state and I think the agent negotiates with individual Not whole tribe, my suggestion is let security agent carry out DNA it will be bad luck for murles thieves coz whole tribes will be divid between Dinka & nuer none will be left in pipor coz whole tribe made up by dinka & Nuer

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    • 23 February 2012 15:08, by NGAANGOLTIIN

      When jonkoz maliciously seized and took hold of the true Murle child, because the Murle appearance is always different, jonkoz cannot be mistaken with Murle. Jonkoz are the ugliest creatures in Upper Nile Region, the Dinka and Nuer are very ugly and very filthy. So jonkoz was proven wrong when that famous DNA TEST WHICH CLEARLY PROVED MURLE POSITIVE. Jenge was ashamed and disappointed on that day

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      • 23 February 2012 15:28, by NGAANGOLTIIN

        . . . on that day because, Philip Aguer and Makuey brough CNN, ALJAZEERA etc. When the jonkoz was proven wrong and their claim of identifying alleged jonkoz child, they turned their anger to World reporters and chased them away so that jonkoz conspiracy will not be reported

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        • 23 February 2012 15:42, by Ruach

          Jebe/Jabaar.When DNA test will be conducted,the result will be true that the Genetic material will be traced back to their sources(other tribes,Nuer,Dinka & Anyuak).I believe,u are Nuer or Dinka,but was stolen by Murle in 1980’s.You will loose mr thief/jebe/jabaar.

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          • 23 February 2012 16:09, by NGAANGOLTIIN

            Why and how come you were loosers when the DNA test showed that that little was Murle 100% sure. Murle are beautiful people. You lost, in fact it was your cousins the Dinka Bor jonkoz, buth both of you are jonkoz. In 2007/8. You will always loose DNA test whenever you snatch Murle children and claim they are yours. Can jonkoz bear such beautiful children you see in Murleland

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            • 23 February 2012 20:00, by Loko El Pollo


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        • 23 February 2012 15:58, by NGAANGOLTIIN

          And their lies propaganda against Murle, they were put to shame. Those senior SPLA jonkoz were very very disappointed and put to shame. They were mistakenly thinking that their usual lies about Murle and show to world through CNN, ALJAZEERA etc. But when the medical result showed that the jonkoz claim of identifying an alleged stolen jonkoz child, those of Aguer and Makuey immediately raced toward

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          • 23 February 2012 16:22, by Ruach

            Jebe/Jabaar.U don’t know how uggly u are.Murle are too uggly,dirty!!Your mother has broken mouth.You have not ever taken shower since your childhood.Your main food is mud in the forest,hyena meat! What people these are!!

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            • 23 February 2012 16:30, by Ruach

              How come u produce beautifuls while u are affected by sypillis?Your Genetic materials must be tested sooner than later.You are not valued human beings I have ever seen in the world.You will be treated and ur DNA will be tested.only 20% will remain as Jebe/Jabaar.Death to Konyis and Yauyau!!

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          • 24 February 2012 02:48, by panom lualbil

            ’Where there is smoke there must be fire’; And that fire must be either dinka or murle or nuerlow. But every time there was an attack, each of these community lied although there were identifiables in caualities leaving case unsolveable. So far, 600 nuerlow mobilized themsleves against murle causing lost of nearly 300 lives as a reprisal. Same revenge happened recently by D-bor against murle.

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            • 24 February 2012 03:39, by panom lualbil

              Murlei are few in jongle with sensitive atitudes though, but covering ransacks who ignite such a fire against others, they will be miss all one day. But missing them without evidence- casuality after an attack is a big shame in jongle and blame it on leaders -kuol manyang & joshua konyi. I quoted joshua in last attack by murle against duk & akobo where 100 lives lost right after white army saying,

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              • 24 February 2012 04:11, by panom lualbil

                The previous attack was fueled by another politician who wants to insert his interest but that all.’ So when I ransacked my mind of leader saying that when he could capture figutive leaving ppl safe, I remain surprised. Our leaders dont do their part, therefore these abductees-women kids will just glimpse at them vissionless. Security wont solve it either as few would find their leeway out.

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                • 24 February 2012 05:30, by panom lualbil

                  Oh God! Life is so beautiful but folks are still killing themselves for no reasons but selfishness, jealousy, evilism etc. They dont want to live in freedom of everything they deserve than it was never b4. They undoubt and vying for one thing which may not be enough or fit everybody in than to forgive. God I hope only YOU can solve their everything. Amen.

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      • 23 February 2012 17:17, by Cobra Bior

        @ Ngaagoltiin. this brainless man is nothing but a walking dead. All you Murles need to do is apologies to Dinka Bor and Nuer if not, we will finish you let be honest. murlei, you need to take advantege of this forum as the only mean of medium. you few primary schools educated murles need to teach your jungle dwellers to stop stealing people’s stuffs or it will backfire

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  • 24 February 2012 00:29, by Kim Deng

    Mr. Reporter,

    For your info, Ayod doesn’t belong to Lou Nuer, but Gawaar Nuer. I couldn’t blame you that much since you always assume all those four Nuer sub-tribes in Jonglei as Lou Nuer. Are the Murle fighters ready for Operation Savana Stomp which is coming on March 1, 2012?

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    • 24 February 2012 01:07, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      When we combined our attack from Bahr el Ghazal and Dinka Bor, against conspiracy, we made nyagateen run to their safe heaven Khartoum,

      Not only we made them languishing but we made them cooked their children and eat them,

      We also vanished their evil gods e.g. nguondeng and wury nyang,
      We made them surrendered to us, some of them are now with our amnesty, it is anguish in their blood now,

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      • 24 February 2012 07:36, by Ruach

        Mangoor Abangbaar(Canival).You are copying the writing styles of Kim Deng.You are trying to annex your self to Warrap State that u are not Canival of Abangbaar families.Canival!!

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