Heavy fighting in Greater Mundri

Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) soldiers at Jonglei’s Bor airport in after they re-captured the town from rebel forces in January 2014 (AFP)

Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) soldiers at Jonglei’s Bor airport in after they re-captured the town from rebel forces in January 2014 (AFP)

Sept 22, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — On 16/09/2015 when government force (SPLA) from Maridi arrived Jambo, before asking any question, they shot a police officer who was on duty in Jambo check point and thereafter they started shooting randomly at the civilian.

That followed by arrival of the government forces in the evening from Wonduruba where they have being fighting Pajulu community for days.

Before arriving Jambo center, the forces have started shelling intensively towards Jambo and that scared the civilians in the area and they fled the town leaving it to the army.

The army entered Jambo and stated looting and breaking houses and burning them, so far a list of more then 22 homes in Buagyi was burnt down completely.

Early that same day, the government forces on their way from Mundri to Yeri also shot dead nine people in Mbara two of which were shot on Bodaboda as they were returning to Mundri West from Mapadiet Hospital.

In another incident all on 16,September 2015 the same government forecs entered into the village before Lanyi and shot death a young man who does not even knew what is happening in Jambo.

On 17 September 2015 since morning there was un discrimatively heavy shooting in Mundri West town where tanks and all sorts of the guns in Mundri Barracks were used against civilians.

Between 18- 19, September 2015, Blipham decided to send reinforcement of one brigade which entered Jambo the same day in the evening and had entered the surrounding villages in search of every young men in the area and killing them.

20- 21 September 2015, heavy fighting between the local youths on self defense against the government soldiers intensified between Jambo and Lanyi where in the morning of 21 September 2015, Juba decided to send helicopter gunship to fight against the local youths in O’do, in Lanyi boma, Mundri East County.

The local youths in the areas were then forced to mobilize themselves and fight the government soldiers on defense and to  pave ways for their women and children to safety exit the towns such as Jambo, Lanyi, Lui, and Mundri West.

It’s not yet clear why the government of republic of South Sudan which has the responsibility to protect lives of the citizens and their properties stand with out any shame to fight the people of Greater Mundri in particular among other tribes of Equatoria Region.

But much of the reasons to fight the people of Greater Mundri is assumed to be associated with the history of victorious fight the farmers had against dinka cattle keepers in between the year 2005 – 2006.

As many people will be aware, since that fighting ended, there was no peace and reconciliation and healing done between the local community and the cattle keepers who are mainly the relatives of the government officials who send their cattle and relatives to grace and settle forcefully in the ancestral land which is the farm land of Moru people in Greater Mundri.

In addtion to that, in so many forums dinka use to said  the people of Greater Mundri stand for Federation and that is something not supported by the dinka and the regime in Juba.

That is because dinka have tested the best of Moru land and they would wish to occupy it forceful if not now but in long run for their settlement.

According to their own assumptions about the people of Greater Mundri, 98% of Moru in particular stand ready in support of federation and that being one of the objectives of SPLM/A IO, they then summarily concluded that all Moru and the entire people of Greater Mundri are all rebels.

Today all civilians have flee the town and tensions remained very higher in all parts of Greater Mundri from Mvolo to Mundri West and East between the local youths and the government SPLA Soldiers because the SPLA Soldiers went wild against the local population.

This evening, the forces which was fighting the local youths from Jambo to Lui have made their ways to Mundri town and it’s yet to be seen what their next plan of actions in the area will be.

The people of Greater Mundri therefore condemned in strongest terms possible the barbaric, unprofessional and inhuman action of the SPLA soldiers in Mundri and that send to Jambo from Juba who have failed to provide security to the local population and rather engage them in fighting, killing youths, women and children, looting, burning their huts and destroying properties.

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This report was submitted by Greater Mundri Moru  from Central Equatoria. They can be reached at gmmoru@gmail.com

15 comments

  • Incompetent Kiir’s genocidal regime will not abide by the peace agreement as long as the Dinka warlords, Malong Awan and Kuol Manyang is still in charge of the Dinka-run SPLA-Juba army period

    • Gora Kuteng

      After their humiliating defeat between 10-14 Sept 2015, by the bush fighter under the command of Kenyi Loburon in which over 35 nyor jienge militamen (SPLA) were killed and 3 trucks destroyed, the nyor forces were furious and returned with more force on innocent civilians. It is also known that signposts and pictures of jienges have been hung on most trees with guns on their heads. Rumours are that mostly the Pojulu fightera have made the area a jienge-nogo-area. Any jienge found anywhere in Pojululand must be shot on the spot and that any jienge travelling the Juba-Yei must be liquidated. Most Pojulu young men formerly SPLAsoldiers and then demobilized in 2006-2008 have promised to avenge those innocent civilians killed. They have asked the nyor to come to the bushes and not run cowardly for civilians.The poorly trained nyor and luak jienges have no conbat skills only rudimentary military drills they had from training in Gorom (north-west of Juba town). One thing is however clear, the Pojulu have sworn whether by guns or poisoning, no jienges will ever be seen in the area. They were reminded of the revenge they had on Bahr el Ghasal jienges around 1967 in Morta, now Lainya County (Hqs of South Sudan Liberation Front) when elements under Gordon Mourtat killed Michael Loruwe (then Chief of Staff under Aggrey Jaden). Over 150 jienges were killed and rest scattered with some fleeing to the then Belgian Congo. Even today, there is not a single jienge in Lainya County, they are prohibited from settling and are not wanted there. The incident in Wanduruba, Moje is a reminder to the Pojulu that only the good jienge is the dead one. said one bush fighter on condition of anonimity.

  • ”in the morning of 21 September 2015, Juba decided to send helicopter gunship to fight against the local youths in O’do, in Lanyi boma, Mundri East County” Those are very coward Dinka troops who don’t face real men. How come you send gunship to fight civilian? Shame on JCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I don’t think if greater mundri is in central equatoria shamed on Nuer for lies all over south Sudan and that behaviors are the one led you to the bush up to now.
    Goweng, wehre are you now in your home areas like Bentiu, Nasir, leer, mayendit ulang and ayod? if Dinka are coward.

    • Eastern Equatoria

      Alier-kon, it’s not a lie. This was true. When Dinka SPLA were traveling through Jambo, they actually shot down a Police man and random shootings in the area. After Civilians ran away from village, they started looting the shops and houses. The Youths there then communicate with a big force for youths a head. The SPLA then were ambushed and 7 SPLA killed.

      While the youths from Jambo were still organizing, they finally attacked Jambo and flashed SPLA out the town after fierce fighting until SPLA had to move to Tapari SPLA base. The Chief of Staff of SPLA then send 10 Woral tracks full of a munitions and Helicopters to Tapari and headed to Jambo. They found the youths had already withdrew from the area

      • Eastern

        EE,

        Of course the more youth did well. Just hit where it pains most then disappear. Even with the few newly acquired helicopter gunships they can still be frustrated.

        Peace has been signed by Kiir but I don’t know why his forces keep going on offences. Travelling all the from Maridi to Mundri East is an act of offensive. Much as Mundri East is under Kiirs givernment but not all the hills in that area are under his control. The more youth should be left to be until the anger they are nursing for all the atrocities meted on them subsides.

        This is a reminder to dinka warlords, if you cause troubles in all the nooks and crocks of Equatoria, you will suffer the most!

      • Loberito

        Alier-Kon,

        Your government is bring its war to the people of Equatoria. The Nuer defeated your government plus borrowed Ugandan military soldiers. Both have been humiliation by white army. Salva becomes drunk with the blood of innocent Nuer that he mercilessly murder in the capital city, Juba. He is picking a fight everywhere in South Sudan. He does not even know who is his enemy. He kills innocent people like Journalists who reported the facts about his government. Abraham and Peter moi are good example for your report. When the Nuer are reporting the fact about your government, you said Nuers are liars. You have to know that your government is dying slowly like a river. What are you going to defend tomorrow when your government is gone?

  • Dear eastern,
    Are you eastern Jikeny, eastern Equatoria or eastern Darfur? because there is one thing, you don’t know how to report thing and nobody will have interest of reading your articles published on the web as full of rubbish and lies that you may not under stand exactly.
    for me if mudri is from Central equatorial then the reporter is correct but if it is from western Equatoria then the whole of passaged is useless which we don’t want to put attention as the war of propaganda and internet war.
    I think you know very well the Dinka land of if you used the tongue as gun to fight Dinka in South Sudan then you were born for nothing.

    • Eastern

      Alier-kon,

      I am Eastern a South Sudanese, for your information Mr Jenge.

      What don’t you understand from my writings? Is it your low level of comprehension of the English langauge, no problem english language is our second language – I excuse you for that.

      Who doesn’t know that Mundri East county is in Western Equatoria? Who doesn’t know that the moru people inhabit one of the hilliest counties with the county headquarters at Kediba?

      Dinkas can’t continue to exert their presence by show of force all over South Sudan and they expect to be at peace with land!

      Peace has been signed by Kiir, albeit with some reservations on his side, to bring some semblance of peace. Why do you dinkas follow up men with arms in the hills of Mundri East? Why do you follow up armed men in the bushes of Wonduruba? Is it a show of might? Really? If the Greater Equatoria slides into the anarchy the Greater Upper Nile is grappling with can you handle the situation as dinka?

      Peace has been signed, please support its implementation to the letter. All armed men will be handled as per the terms of the signed accord. The few military hardware SPLA acquired can’t vanquish a rebellion in Equatoria. Join the peace partners to implement peace without any reservations!

  • Dear, Eastern Nyam-nyam.
    I know you are coward communities in the region who used to sing a song of war which you never participated and contributed nothing to us in term of support and humanity as useless creatures in south Sudan. now you aggravated the situation in wunduruba and started complaining again if you are ready then we shall secured the peace by preparing for war as you don’t listen the language of peace that is why attacked army vehicle on the way from yei to Juba and pretended that SPLA is terrorized civilians in the area.
    what do you want to tell me about your writing? in the level of education, I have not seen you above any one here in the forum except the lies and propaganda which you have is the only thing that mark our different other wise the spots are the same.
    with the reservations peace cannot be kept by force. it can only be achieved by understanding and that is why most of you still blamed the president because you are fly which fallen in the cup of milks( al dubaan waga pi leben).
    Laberito, who are you to reply my comments? in the best of my knowledge you are a Congolese that is all about you my friend if you still continuous I will adds more than that thank you.

    • Eastern

      Alien-kon,

      I have never told you or anybody that I am educated! What’s education anyway when your supposedly well educated members of the JCE are coercing the Kiir to run South Sudan the cattlecamp way? Your presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny has come out openly to denigrate education. You Dinkas have no use for education anyway!

      Trust me, there will always be desenting voices in Equatoria whether you folks like it or not; even after the signing of the CPA in 2005, there were such voices in EQuatoria not because of lack of representation in government but because of your excesses: land grab, arbitrary killing, etc.

      Now it’s important that those dinka soldiers out on the loose who were involved in land grabbing in many parts of Juba would have to follow their new deployment – out of Juba!

      Your blind support for Kiir and his misrule will only galvanise some of us to continue blasting him as dinka, the sooner you realise that the better for your community.

  • Dear Eastern,
    if you don’t restrain from attacking Dinka community in General, my friend things will not be easy as much as you want.
    the only thing I know from you is that, you suffering from depress and narcissist in your mind.

  • you Animal, how dire do you talk like that to the people of Equatoria, do you really think that if your husband the Uganda goes away, would you survive in juba? put in mind that no one any more may tolerate your smelling skins like the smell of your Animals

  • If i were Dr. Riak,i would have allowed a reliable force of combard experts to the palace and sloughter all the drankards and his elite of lazy dogs council of eaters in order to make a history, but it is not late
    pripare your assebbling place not in juba or any peace of land of equatoria or the awaiting hell for you will not longer wast time