Trends of death in 11 counties of Jonglei state in 2012 and 2013

Posted: February 27, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Mach Samuel Peter

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Governor Philip Agwer Panyang

Governor of Jonglei state H.E Col. Philip Aguer Panyang [photo] Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch

February 27, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has released the Security summary of 2012 and 2013 compiled by the minister for local government and law enforcement of Jonglei state government.

The insurgencies occurred when Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk was the governor of Jonglei state. Gen Kuol at his capacity as governor organized a peace conference in which the 6 paramount chiefs of the then Jonglei state communities signed a peace agreement at Bor freedom square witnessed by the president of the republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit in 2012.

Of recent the government of Jonglei state has been appealing to Buma state government and local authorities and the United Nation Mission in South Sudan. This call resulted into peace conference convened in Pibor and both government of Jonglei and that of Boma resulted into peace agreement signed by all the stakeholders.

Please find below the summary of children abducted, people killed, people wounded and livestock raided in 2012 and 2013 in 11 counties of Jonglei state before the state was divided into 6 states.

S/No County People killed People wounded Children Abducted Cattle Raided Perpetrators /Suspect
1. Akobo 159 82 66 13,531 Murle
2. Ayod 10 5     Intra-Akobo Communities
3. Bor 30 32 4 9393 cows and 125 goats Murle
4. Duk 130 45 2 460 cows and 707 goats Murle
5. Fangak 3 2     Gawer
6. Nyirol 51 28   1542 Murle
7. Pibor 67 34   3129 Lou Nuer
8. Pigi 5     17 Laak Nuer
9. Pochala 10 1 7   Murle
10. Twic East 12 7 1 2470 cows and 175 goats Murle
11. Uror 82 70 43 23,262 Murle
    559 306 123 57,945 cows and 1007 goats  

Security Summary for the year 2013

S/No County People Killed People wounded Abducted Children Cattle raided Perpetrators/Suspect
1. Akobo 154 95 7 3680 Murle
2. Ayod 5   3   Lou Nuer
3. Bor 39 23 4 40 cows & 185 goats Murle
4. Duk 33 19   1271 Murle
5. Fangak 1     31 Gawer
6. Nyirol 2     14 Murle
7. Pibor 16 11   207 Lou Nuer
8. Pigi 3 3   58 Laak Nuer
9. Pochala 11 14 7 92 Murle
10. Twic East 88 11 3 8033 Murle
11. Uror 24 20 10 5139 Murle
    379 196 37 18,565  

The summary of the year 2012:

559 people killed,    306      people wounded, 123         57,945 cows and 1007 goats raided in Akobo, Ayod, Bor, Duk, Fangak, Nyirol, Pibor, Pigi, Pochala, Twic East, Uror.

Meanwhile the summary of the year 2013 is:

379 people killed,    196 people wounded,         37 children abducted,          18,565 cows raided

The government of Jonglei state has been releasing the data as a call for action from the international community and transitional government of national unity and peace partners to mitigate prolonged conflict that has existed for 150 years between the Murle and Dinka.

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