South Sudan

Rebels Deny Dink-Twic Random Killings


page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“In response to reports saying five people were killed and two others injured by suspected elements from the Lou-Nair’s White Army following attacks on Kiir-Adhiok cattle camp in Twic East County, Jonglei State, the SPLA/M in Opposition would like to categorically deny any involvement,” reads part of a statement from the opposition.

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According to Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, Military Spokesperson for SPLA/M in Opposition, credible information had emerged indicating the deadly raids were indeed carried out by armed Dinka-Nyarweng and Hol youth from neighbouring Duk County.

“Commissioner’s Akoi argument and only confirmatory proof that the deceased must have been from the Luo Nuer tribe simply because of facial scarring and six parallel lines running across the forehead is a pure layman’s reasoning and not sufficient given shared cultural marks and other commonalities between Dink-Nyarweng and Hol of Duk County.”

Akoi is unknowingly becoming the latest victim of Philip Thon and Deng Dau’s team campaigning to instil fear among the peoples of Duk and trying to drag them into war that is not theirs, continues the statement.

In parallel reports, youth said to be allied to President Salva Kiir attacked Biey Village, Biey Payam in Moyom County, Unity State killing 7 civilians.

“The attacks on villagers of Biey are a clear indication that no one is safe in the hands of anti-democratic forces of Kiir including their own supporters as long as they are from the Nuer ethnic group.”

We are yet to hear from the government of South Sudan as regards these random killings.


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