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Eastern Jikkany Nuer Mourns Their Loved Ones

Members of Eastern Jikany Nuer in IDPs camps in Juba–Protection of Civilians (PoC) camps (Photo: supplied)
Members of Eastern Jikany Nuer in IDPs camps in Juba–Protection of Civilians (PoC) camps (Photo: supplied)

Dec 23, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- With deep sorrow and regrets, the Eastern Jikany  Nuer  Community  announces  an untimely  death of, at least, its 19 members killed in a raid that’s attributed to Murle tribemen.

According to David Koak Guok, the chairperson of Eastern Jikany Nuer Community in Juba, the raiders abducted 8 children and wounded 7 others during the attack in Bukteng villages on 17th of December, 2015

“The abduction of  8 Eight  children  and  7 others wounded  in Bukteng  villages in Ulang  county  which occur on 17th  of December 2015 at 4 00 Am  by heavy armed  group of Murle tribe  of COBRA.” David said.

The Eastern Jikany Community strongly condemns the attacks on innocent populations at a time the country is yearning for peace.

“the entirely   of Eastern Jikany community  strongly  condemns   this atrocious acts  during  the time for South Sudanese of yearning  for peace and the arrival of the  SPLM  I,O   for kick  start of the implementation of the compromise  peace agreement.” said the chairman.

The community calls on the leaders of the Murle ethnic group to return the abducted children, cattle and other properties looted to minimize further escalations and revenge attacks between the two communities.

Bukteng village was once  a provisional  headquarter of the Sudan People Liberation Army at its onset between 1984 to 1986.

The village is located  about  25 Mile  South East of Nasir  town on the  Western Bank of Gilo River.

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