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South Sudanese official denounces fresh intercommunal attacks in Jonglei


May 17, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudanese Minister Manawa Peter Gatkuoth Sunday condemned the killing of civilians in Jonglei state by Murle youth and called to speed up the formation of the unified forces.

Manawa Peter GatkuothMurle youth on 16 May carried out a bloody attack on Pieri Payam of Uror (Yuai) county killing dozens of civilians.

Reports from the area say the Lou Nuer youth managed to repulse the assailants who fled toward the Murle-inhabited Pibor area.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune, Irrigation Minister Manawa Peter Gatkuoth who is also SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations said the intercommunal violence is encouraged of the absence of the state authority in the areas.

"The absence of public authority in the states drives citizens to bear arms and enforce the law according to their whims," he said before to add that the insecurity represents a major challenge for the transitional government.

"The attack illustrates the need to expedite the implementation of the security arrangements and the graduation and redeployment of the unified forces to restore law and order," he stressed.

The Murle youth also attacked Kaar, Wek villages and captured some cattle.

Gatkuoth called on the intellectuals and civil society groups in the Greater Jonglei from the Dinka, Murle and Lou Nuer to work together to restore stability in the region, rebuild the social fabric and lead a reconciliation process between the local communities.

"Time has come to reconcile and coexist. Let us build a strong state and make this racial, cultural and religious diversity a source of strength for the country".

He further called on the humanitarian groups to provide the needed support for the affected civilians.


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  • 18 May 04:03, by South South

    Manawa Peter, we feel so bad about the killing of innocents Lou Nuer. Any killing of innocents people is not acceptable, but Riek should come out and explain to Lou Nuer why he is holding back the appointment of state governors. Let him come out and tell Lou Nuer the reason he is allowing them to be killed, Riek is a real devil to Nuer.

    • 18 May 06:29, by Games

      South Shit
      Shut up idiots, don’t pretend for feelings sorry for killing Nuer. Your militias Murle will be feeling the heat very soon. The retaliation from Lou youth to Murle community will shake the whole country very hard and it will take the Murle people for at least maximum of 10-15 years to recover. We know those who are hiding behind of that attacks

      • 18 May 09:44, by jubaone

        Everybody knows that the Kiirminal, Kuol Manyang and Gabriel Riak were secretly arming Murle youth to destabilise IO in Lou Nuer area. Now Angelina should make dialogue between Murle and Lou Nuer youth and supply them with needed arms. Once they flush out Bor, their problems will be easier. These Bor jienge are the problem. This is the bigger picture.

        • 18 May 11:08, by Games

          We, all know those who are sponsored Murle youth, but they are next door neighbor.

        • 18 May 13:56, by South South


          I thought at least you can understand things like us, but you just show me you are a real monkey. Angelina is just a picture, she has no power to change our army. There is a president who is our commander-in-chief to make changes in army. There is our senior advisor, Mr. kuol Manyang Jok who can do that. Everyone in our government is under Kiir. Get it straight from me monkey. Kurkoo!!!!

          • 18 May 14:36, by South South


            Watch here, this is right from Juba to Rumbek, where are monkeys of NAS? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI3AHM6lvCQ&t=1488s

            • 18 May 20:14, by jubaone

              South South
              Jienge dirty kaffir. NAS is your jienge nightmare and its doing a very good job. Jienges are just giant gorillas that cause havoc once but will remain in a cage. Bor jienges are now claiming to be Madi-jienge cuz they fear Murle and Nuer. These cowards are ready to dash to Uganda and wont return to Jonglei. Coward bitches.

              • 18 May 20:19, by jubaone

                South South
                Angelina is a dumm bitch. She should not have started a joint IG/IO front against NAS. It’s a lost war. She should instead arm Murle and Nuer youth to fix this Bor shit once for all. Afterall, all Bor jienges have fled to Nimule like scared chicken and cant return. With NAS busting jienge shitholes in C. Equatoria it should be easy. Jienge rape, they dont fight.

            • 18 May 20:25, by jubaone

              South South
              The highway is for you to run away fast. Why should giant gorillas need roads? They live in bushes. Funny, Gen Gabriel Riak was seen transporting his cows on trucks from Jonglei to Madiland for fear of Murle and Nuer Nuer youth. A full general! Soon we shall see him naked running after his cows with a AK47. Just like the rest. Thats why you need a highway. Jienge is jienge.

        • 19 May 01:24, by Kenyang ll

          No one in Mading Bor would armed Murle youth against anyone/community. On otherside, your statement just illustrated hatred against them, Dinka Bor. The issue here is Murle youth attacking Nuer communities, why are you not asking Bor youth to join Nuer against Murle youth, the aggressor?

  • 18 May 06:34, by Games

    Riek Machar is sticking for what he signed. He is not demanding for more states, but Salva Kiir Mayardit who is peace obstacles was a one that prevented the peace to go forward

  • 18 May 07:16, by Mayendit

    To be honest, the Murle youths have been aggressively attacking Dinka Bor and Lou Nuers communities and this was the reason force Lou Nuers to respond because they were attacked many times. The worst people in South Sudan are Murle, Western Nuers of Benitu, Dinka Agar, Dinka of Gok Arol,Modi,part of Bari.

  • 18 May 07:25, by Mayendit

    To solve the fighting among civilians themselves first thing, President Kiir Mayardit and his vice president Riek Machar must step down and let new faces take charge. Riek is not care about country as the returned of 33 States will harms nation. People were very close to her State and Local authorities when there were 33 States.

  • 18 May 07:44, by Mayendit

    Peter Manawa Gatkuoth. Tell your leader Riek Machar that, 33 States was the only best option, because the tiny States were too close to communities and such attacked would have been detected. Even if the president order reunification of Army still States and Local governments are needed. Riek has created his own enemies because people hate him more than before.

  • 18 May 08:41, by Nueri Dial

    Jabe yene Bor liebe ni looc te ke laat ti latko kone marol (Murle and Bor, be patient, i have a talk with Jalaba remnant). Bor demanded separate administrative area and Murle attack Lou Nuer, this are indication they don’t want to wait till Machar finish with Kiir. Kiir is leaving soon. Bor will be inhabitant by Nuer afterward and Ruwneg will join Jalaba and Murle to Kenya

    • 18 May 09:28, by South South

      Nutrition Dial,
      You are really very stupid Nuer. You don’t feel sorry about the killing of your people, but talk nonsense. You go and inhabit Pagak first, forget about Bor.

      • 18 May 11:17, by Nueri Dial

        South South,
        A real Nuer Man never feel sorry for his colleague who die in action. I’m a man and know where Jebe (Murle) are. If you go on ground, you will never see any man crying why because they were killed by a fellow man and they will revenge soon but don’t cry when it happen.

        • 18 May 13:50, by South South

          Nueri Dial,

          "ALMIGHTY Nuer never been defeated", I am laughing a little bit, we see Nuers crying in Bor, Pagak, Bentu, Malakal, Nasar and in all Nuer areas. If Nuer are real men, why did they run away from every city of South Sudan, pathetic people!!!!!

    • 19 May 02:19, by Kenyang ll

      Nueri Dial,
      Villager Dial, be careful vomiting nonsense. Dinka Bor is Dinka, no one in South Sudan can occupy that land by force.

      • 20 May 06:17, by Langbaar

        By the way this is a made up news. However, the issue of Murle community is pretty much simple. In 198oth, they used to assault the Bor Dinka/Jieng cattle camps in big numbers. But they were always bloody nosed very badly. Tong (war) of amuou meth, tong (war) Anyidi, tong (war) paluer, tong (war) Dachuek and Tong (war) of Awuwii. These were massive battles by civilian standards. The Murles never>

        • 20 May 06:24, by Langbaar

          took any single of the Bor Dinka/Jieng cattle, at Tong Anyidi, it was video recorded by the authorities from Bor town. The murles were bloody nosed pretty hard right up to Mac Abol and Gumruk. In tong Paluer, the Nyangwaras and Topasas went and be misled that there are a lot cattle in Bor and that the Bor Dinkas/Jienges have no weapons. And when they came to Paluer>>>

          • 20 May 06:30, by Langbaar

            they came and found that the Bor South were pretty much armed than themselves. And they were killed badly and I think, only a few of them did returned to Nyangwara and Kapoeta. Thre Murles then changed their tactics of assaulting the Bor Dinkas/Jiengs after they learned it on the hard, they always came to Bor in twos or fives. Direct confrontation with the Bor Dinka/Jieng or as they always called>

            • 20 May 06:40, by Langbaar

              Bor Jieng/Dinka community "Jongkoth" in Murle was not possible anymore. And so, hit and run or ambushes are what they could always do cause to terrorize the Bor Dinka communities. And of course, when the Bor South Youths became frustrated like in 2017 and invaded Pibor to teach these lawless criminals a lesson. A huge chunk of creepy NGOs screamed at the top of their creepy lungs that the>>>

              • 20 May 06:46, by Langbaar

                Bor Dinkas/Jiengs are using the "army to kill the Murles community" There you have. In 2013, those same criminals were the ones screaming at the top of their evil lungs that the "Dinkas/Jiengs army killed the innocent Nuers in Juba simply because they were Nuers". But they refused to acknowledge the destruction the lawless Nuers did here in Bor town were they even killed older women in Malek>>>

                • 20 May 06:52, by Langbaar

                  and Bor town churches. Killed innocent Dinkas/Jaangs in Aboba, Anasir, Balliet, Malakal and Bentiu. But here in South Sudan, there are some communities who are always hold on ’high moral ground’ and there are communities whose their reckless lifestyles and lawlessness have been taken as a new normal. Even during our genuine war of independence>>>

                  • 20 May 07:01, by Langbaar

                    ,some of Dinkas/Jiengs communities in Bhar El Gazelles used to "joke that there are no civilians in Bor community" That all the Bor Dinkas/Muonyjiengs were all soldiers. There is this Dinkas/Muonyjiengs song, by Akut Kuei singers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxRY9yXpGqw
                    "Nak den nak keek muonyjang (their Killing of Dinkas/Muonyjiengs" They think, they can bully this section of Dinka/Jieng>>>

                    • 20 May 07:07, by Langbaar

                      community and tell the rest of the Dinka/Jieng communities that it is not you we are after, we are after this section Dinka/Jiengs community. Good luck fellows. Probably in a coward section of the so-called twic East Bor/Jieng community. But here in Bor South. Even God himself cannot come and play balls with our country and our people again. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

                      • 20 May 07:21, by Langbaar

                        Low lives like Michael Makuei Lueth, Kuol Manyang and other bunch of low creeps that they can even give our Pi-Bor to these lawless wretches called Murles. We must wait and see if these Murles bunch of lawless are going to remain in our Pi-bor ever again. We are going to see, whose toys would be who in Jonglei states. The creeps have been handled with kids gloves all the times with Nuer ke Nyantoc

                        • 20 May 09:18, by Langbaar

                          but there are some limits with how other people would always treat these vermin. We have been telling our low lives all along, that our country and our people are coveted to death by some creeps here in our own IGAD region, the AU, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps in between who have sold themselves and their souls to the vermins>>>

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