Tonj youth condemns horrific attacks on innocent civilians in Tonj State

Posted: June 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Press Release

By Hon Mawien Marko, Tonj, South Sudan

Tonj youth association welcome distribution of counties in Tonj

Tonj youth association welcome distribution of counties in Tonj

Monday, June 04, 2018 (PW) — Tonj youth reacts with shocks and horrors to the recent attacks on innocent children and young people in Toch area in which more than ten people got killed and scores wounded at Alabek_konggor counties of Tonj State in a suspected attacks by militia group allied to SPLMIO led by Dr. Riek Machar.

The communities of the duo counties have expressed shocks and disbelief as they paid tribute to those beloved ones who died in the tragedy. The armed militias made a surprised attacks at night on the innocent children and women.

The whole state more especially the youth and elders of the two counties have been shocked by the death and injury in Alabek and Konggor last Saturday night of which so many children and young people perished in a painful incident.

These innocent people were just enjoying their sleep when they met their fateful death and injury from their heartless fellows’ country’s mates of Liech state of former Unity state.

The youth of Tonj remain vigilant and are ready to retaliate heavily should the government and so called UNIMISS take it softly without interventions on this uncalled for atrocities committed by Riek’s militias.

As an active member of Tonj, I support the peaceful coexistence of the two communities of Tonj and Liech state, I know that this was a careful planned attacks on my community which shouldn’t be taken slightly, the government must bring the culprits to face justice and that is the only way Tonj youth can be prevented from revenge.

I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all those who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or injured in Toch Lou’s incidences.

I want to thank all the youths of the two communities who have responded to repulse the attackers which led to the rescue of the survivor with professional care and condemnations to this act of barbarity.

All out thoughts are with the victims and families of those who have affected because this is a shocking and horrific attack targeting children and young people who were enjoying their sleep.

The author is a concern youth of Tonj State. You can reach him via his email: MawienMarko <>

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  1. chol says:

    The nuer are fucking evil straight up. they will ALWAYS continue attacking the dinka for no reason like their forefathers have been doing for 100s of years. WE need to retaliate against the nuer as retaliation and strength is what they respect. they don’t respect talks of peace or kindness as they see that as weakness. if they want to fight then they should be fought. stop always letting nuer attack you and then doing nothing dinka. we are not weak.


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