Oct 22, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — A deadly attack, today, in South Sudan’s Bor County of Jonglei state has claimed at least 40 people and left many others wounded.
Latest reports from the scene in Jalle Payam of Bor County, indicates that an attack in the area by wrestlers believed to be from Murle Ethnic group has yet again devastated the area.
The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon and the security in the area remain tense throughout the night.
According to the local residents, at least 8 children are missing and nearly 1800 herds of cattle has been raided by the cattle wrestlers.
The deadly incident coincides with many activities in Bor town which include celebrations for the new “Jonglei state”, campaign for its gubernatorial and the long-awaited withdrawals of Ugandan troops.
A few of Alain youth from the area also went to Bor town for a wrestling match with the neighboring Adumwuor youth.
Murle youth are believed to have raided the areas in the past and any peace signed with their leader, David Yau Yau, who now sides with President Kiir, was hpoed to restore peace in the area.
Bor and its sisterly counties of Twic East and Duk, which now form the new Jonglei in Kiir’s 28 states, happily received the controversial republican decree with hopes that it will safeguard the Dinka minority from their neighbors in the old Jonglei state; however, peace remains a dream for many South Sudanese including the warlord politicians.
In Kiir’s home state of Warrap nearly 100 people were killed in intra-tribal dispute over the Republican’s decree in the last two weeks.
Despite that South Sudan returned to full-scale civil war in December 2013, many areas like Jalle Payam have never witnessed a sustainable peace for many years.
Writers like exiled journalist John Penn de Ngong, now residing in Kenya, are yet victims of the latest attack in Bor County.
“It took me hours to believe that Mayen Yong Jok and nearly 40 others have just gone in a blink of an eye!” Ngong said.
In memory of his friends, Ngong shared a poem that he shared two years ago with his friends on social media over a similar incident in Ajoung and Pakeer.
“Can you believe that the same poems I posted on October 22, 2013, upon the massacre of 80 innocent people in Ajuong and Pakeer Payams, just the same area by the same killers, are being shared today, October 22, 2015”
In other reports, the people of Twic East are concluding their campaigns on what would be a future governor of the new Jonglei state.
Among the leading candidates is the current military spokesman of SPLA-Juba, col. Philip Aguer.
Aguer continues to serve in uniform, however, he is expected to take over the political post should the new states come to effect!