WHAT IS TO BE DONE?: A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO JONGLEI’S NAGGING SOCIAL, ECONOMICS, AND POLITICAL PROBLEMS.”
By Dr. Bior Kwer Bior, PhD
April 04, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) —Prior to the commencement of the raging unwarranted, unnecessary and ruthless war in our nascent republic, another war was being bitterly fought in the bushes of Jonglei state between the Government in Juba and David Yau Yau’s Murle-dominated SSDA-Cobra faction. This armed insurgency was deadlier, and notoriously inhumane relative to the one being fought right now between Riek Machar and the same Government.
Yau Yau’s war was characterized by child-abductions, cattle wrestling, ambushing and cold-blooded killings of unsuspecting civilians in the bushes of Jonglei. In addition to its sporadic attacks on the SPLA garrisons, Yau Yau’s militiamen were also carrying out attacks against the villages of Lou Nuer of Northern Jonglei and the Dinka Bor villages west of Murle’s stronghold of Pibor town. These raids brought about painful and unnecessary sufferings in terms of lives, properties and emotional wellbeing to the citizens of the aforementioned communities.(…)