Press Release

Gaatjaak Peace Advocates In USA Condemns Killing Of Civilians In Gambella

GPAI-USA Press Release on Gambella Killings

Gaatjaak Peace advocates

April 20, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Gaatjaak Peace & Advocacy International (GPAI) in the United States, would like to express its profound sadness and sorrow to the killings of more than 200 innocent civilians, and the abduction of 108 Gaatjaak women and children in Nuer zoon Gambella, Ethiopia on the 15th April, 2016 by Murle culprits from South Sudan. Gaatjaak in the Diaspora condemned in the strongest term possible the attack that killed our innocent women and children. This cowardice act of aggression by the Murle to terrorize Nuer community or Gaatjaak in particular shall not be condoned. We appealed to both Ethiopia and South Sudan governments to fully investigate and bring these culprits to book. Gaatjaak will do everything in their power to ensure their innocent women and children did not die in vain.

Our Demands:

  1. We demand the Ethiopian government to take action and bring back our women and children abducted by the Murle and the 2,000 head cattle taken by the Murle.
  2. We demand the Ethiopia government to pursue the killers wherever they might be hiding, whether they based in South Sudan or in the Ethiopian territory.
  3. We demand the government of South Sudan to cooperate with the Ethiopian Authorities to pursue those culprits in the South Sudanese territory
  4. We demand South Sudan government to explain itself clearly of whether it has knowledge of armed the Murle.

Our thoughts and prayers with victim families affected by this cowardice act by the Murle people. We appeal to the regional government of Gambella particularly President or governor Ato: Gatluak Tut Khot, to do everything in his power to provide humanitarian assistant for injured and families who have lost loved ones. Our hearts and soul with the victim families whose hearts are broken by this tragic incidence.


Bidit Luak Dar GPAI Chairperson

Nyith Lul Bukjiok GPAI Vice Chairman

Email: nlbukjiok@yahoo.com

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Chuol Nyuot April 20, 2016 at 9:12 am

Some time i how we consider the criminal and perpetrators like Baba medan and salva kiir to investigate their own crime.
Medan want to be recognized by his God father as a good hunting dog in murlee land for Dinka tribal agenda. Some time i asked this question to my self, who are the Naath people? But some time i reconcile with facts that if Naath were able to live and resist the hardships of long a go, we still can survive in this highly technical problems that facing us all.

peter Sudan Gach April 20, 2016 at 10:27 am

The South Sudanese of Mr. Sale-Fay Kiir Mayardit government have trains and send nearly two teams of military to attack Nuer Gajak from Pagak. Two of the Nuer and fewer Dinka who are going to give the direction. one of the Nuer was capture and kills after he indicated that we are send by South Sudan government to come to Pagak and Maiut. Sale-fay Kiir Mayardit is responsible for the killing and the abduction of Nuer children by Morule gunmen
Thank you

pete Sudan Gach April 20, 2016 at 10:42 am

Indeed, if one of the Nuer who was helping the Morule trains gunmen by South Sudan kills after the interrogations by the Nuer Villagers, are you willing to forgive GarWech Puoch Mar and the GarHoth Gatkuoth? I means for what they did. Those people deserved to face what pagak/ maiut Gajak done to the one that give the direction to Morule gunmen
Children of Puoch Mar amount Jeckany most be observed and their GarHoth Gatkuoth
thank you

Akot Mathiang April 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

The Ethiopian government has no jurisdiction to pursue the alleged attackers inside the territory of South Sudan.
There is a commonly known advise that what goes around comes around.
You have been using Gambela as safe Haven where the SPLA-IO launched deadly attacks on South Sudan and returned to Gambela.
Now that the same scenario is at your door,don’t complain again.

Bol Gatjang April 20, 2016 at 11:31 am

Dear Bidit and Nyith
Thanks you so much guys for your positive reactions upon this atrocities whereby Kiir found red handed in murdering Nuer GaaJaak . I think,we GaaJaak unilaterally need to acts in order to avoid further escalation of this situation. According to what I heard from one of my family members in Gambella,Ethiopia couple days ago that, the displacement is so enormous. If you are a local Sub -communities in GaaJaak wherever you are,please let’s pledges support wounded victims. Eventually, let’s try persuading our leaders in military to armed our people in order to protect themselves against attackers. Make sure that the mentality of mayhem among Murlee tribe regarding cattle raided and killing is still pervasive in our areas.

Thanks you! GaaJaak oyeeee! down with attackers,we shall overcome it .

Gatdarwich April 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

There’s no doubt that Killer Nyankiir and the Jenges Council of Evils carefully planned and executed this catastrophic act on the innocent Ethiopian Nuer civilians. The people who committed this deadly act on civilians were undeniably Bor Jenges who cleverly disguised themselves as Murle period

GatNor April 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Gaajaaks simply need to be careful Jaang and their sellout Nuersicluding the rest of the Jurs have not learn a thing yet. Make it clear there is no disarmament this time on either side of the border. Jur should know that payback is a b*tch. The attackers deserves a special visit where nothing is left to chance.


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