By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State
February 7, 2017 (SSB) —- On January 4 2016, four women from Baidit took off to collect wild fruits in the bushes of Palep village of Angakuei area. At 10 Am, they were attacked by Murle armed men who left two of them dead and two others lying in critical conditions at Bor state hospital. A 67 year Mary Ayong Malual sustains 7 spear wounds on her ribs, back and throat. She explains the incident to Mach Samuel Peter at or state Hospital on Tuesday.
“The raiders came with hundred of goats. Some of them dress like women. Others put on breast holders with their hair plaited like women. In front of me they spear the chairlady of Baidit women association Nyariak Long dead on spot, when I try to run, one of them speared me through the ribs and enthusiast my neck with spear, they remove my shoes and a phone on my neck. I fall down unconscious. They also spear my neck four times, my back twice and it was a group of over 30 Murle armed men,” 67 year old Mary Ayong Malual explains in bed at Bor state hospital.
Ayen is being fed with tube. She also has a tube address into her body to allow urination.
The governor of Jonglei state Philip Aguer Panyang condemns the killing of these women in cold blood and call upon the international community to support the establishment of the joint integrated police proposed during the peace conference in Pibor in December 2016.
“I condemn the incident in strongest word possible and call on the international community in supporting the organization, equipping of 1500 joint integrated police. I also call upon the Boma state government to arrest these criminals immediately. Governor Philip Aguer reacts.
Yesterday, a soldier was killed while hunting in the village of Bangachorot. His rifle was taken by suspected Murle armed men. Governor Aguer also urges the Boma state government to bring the perpetrators of this crime to book.
Last week two children were abducted right after the UNMISS protection of civilian site. Their elder sister was shot. She survived the gun shots wounds.
The office of the governor of Jonglei state, department of Radio Unit corps has released 2016 security reported that 46 children have been abducted, 92 innocent lives have been lost, 101 others wounded and 15,611 herds of cattle and 4,323 goats raided by Murle armed men over the period of 12 months from January 2016 to December 2016.
The international community only condemns the incident when the Lou Nuer attacked Murle in 2012 killing over 600 Murle youth including women and children.
Since then, it has been silent over major atrocities committed on the people of Jonglei State including the killing of 39 people in Duk Padiet, Christmas attack in Twic Central that left 7 dead, killing of 19 people in Jalle and incident which left 2 sisters dead and their children abducted in Pachol area of Kongoor.
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