Governor of Eastern Nile State Chol Thon is responsible for slaughter of Mabaan people on December 24-26 2016

“Displaced women and children under a hot sun in South Sudan’s Maban County, where food shortages are causing tension.” Photo: UNHCR/P. Rulashe
“Displaced women and children under a hot sun in South Sudan’s Maban County, where food shortages are causing tension.” Photo: UNHCR/P. Rulashe

By: Philemon Daud

December 28, 2018 (SSNA) — Peace in Mabaan land has been stolen by invaders that allowed by the government of South Sudan to destroy, murder and displace innocent citizens that want to live in a simple life. Where on earth, the government intended to be a people’s government sit and watch citizens are being slaughter by invaders? Mabaan county is a land of peace where all tribes and refugees are accepted to settled without objection from host community. Three days’ war in Mabaan county between civilians and Juba regime allies left many loss of lives and regime in Juba denied the report that there is no fighting in Mabaan county.

The government of South Sudan completely out of control and never bring peace that many of us longing to happen. We are tired of Juba allies hovering around Mabaan county looting properties and killing innocent civilians that has not affiliated to any arm group. The worst part scenario is that when the invaders slaughtered civilians in Mabaan county the so called SPLA IG is present and they do not intervene to protect vulnerable civilians exposed to killings and murders. SPLA IG blocked civilians that were seeking protection in their barracks that they were not given order from above to intervene, protect and have no right to fight allies which is the right minded person can think South Sudan government is not a people governments but gang’s system established to finished South Sudanese by all means. I never heard in my life the national army watch citizens being slaughter by invaders and they do nothing to rescue them. What is the responsibility and duty of national army when citizens subjected to death by invaders? There is no reason for us to sing the national anthem song that “we vow to protect our nation”; no doubt the army and the government of South sudan fail to protect citizens miserably.

We strongly condemn so called eastern Nile governor Chol Thon for arming invaders Juba allies with heavy ammunitions to destroy Mabaan county same way they used them to destroyed Malakal and Nasir. Governor Chol Thon is responsible for slaughtered of Mabaan people on December 24-26 2016 by Juba allies. He taught Mabaan a direction to join SPLM IO to fight for their own survival and existence in South Sudan since national army failed to fulfill their duty. If the national army not ready to protect Mabaan people, Mabaan are ready to protect themselves by all means. Peace in Mabaan county reflect peace for all South Sudanese because all tribes that was displaced from Malakal and other areas in Upper Nile State by tribal regime is hosted in Mabaan county and our people were accepted them to share that peaceful small land with all South Sudanese and refugees but turned out they share land with wrong people.

UN protection force Unite in Mabaan county failed to disarm refugees and protect innocent civilians from governor Chol Thon allied militia. International refugees law can not allow refugees carry ammunition when they are granted refugees status but the current crisis in Mabaan county between host and militia allies refugees is a failure of UN to disarm refugees. We urge UN protection forces to disarm refugees before they are granted refugee status and warn the government of South Sudan to stop providing ammunition to militias allied to Juba to ruin peaceful life of Mabaan people. We are outraged about the silent of UN to react on the crisis caused by refugees in Mabaan county and we urge UN to take immediate action against enemy of peace and bring them into justice for their act of terror.

SPLA forces spokesman Santo Domic was wrong for the statement that he made on Radio Tamazuj denied “knowledge of of any clashes in Mabaan county on christmas day”. Santo Domic spokesman of SPLA had full knowledge for the attack by their allies and it was a well planned and coordinated attack by SPLa IG and allied to invade Mabaan county and displace our people. SPLA IG with order of governor Chol Thon gave heavy ammunition to their allied to terrorize Mabaan people. Santo Domic is delusional person who doesn’t understand the reason why he became national army.  National army failed to protect the civilians from invaders which means they were informed for coordinated attack against innocent citizens.

Governor of Eastern Nile State Chol Thon and devil pastor Dr. Haruun Run Laul grabbed Malakal from Cholo tribe and now planning to invade Mabaan land through their allies but that would not happen as Mabaan got alert about terror action in Mabaan county on christmas day. We feel pain for the innocent blood of our people which planned by Juba regime to finish innocent civilians and illegally occupy their land but Mabaan will resist and overcome the suffering brought on them by regime pretended to be people government.

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10 Comments. Leave new

  • may their souls rest in peace! One day God will punish those who have done wrong to the people of mabaan county!

  • Comment *dinka led government, will continue to provoke other tribe. But mind you, one day and one time things will change.

  • Hand full of blood of God people pray alway work keep praying people kiir will in hall soon any he is not president of south sudan soon amen .i need my yei is my grantfather land kiir idid not go to dinka and kill them and take thier land ok let everybody go back to their land ok

  • Dinka civilians kill themselves in Rumbek, Tonj or Gogrial.
    Murle attacks Dinka in Jonglei or Anyuank in Pachalla.
    All other noises coming from some parts like Wau, unity, Yei,, Torit among others have little to do with SPLA but much to do with local civilians causing terrorism. Otherwise, no need for SPLA to send soldiers to peaceful area in the first place.
    If you aren’t humble, can’t respect and maintain peace and harmony with next door neighbors, no angels, let alone a government in this world can protect you 24 hrs/day and 7 days/wk. peace can.
    Instead of finding false on someone else, sit down patiently with neighbors or…… fight them!
    If Dinka Malual, can live in peace with itself, surrounding clans and tribes for decades, no reason why Dinka Bor can’t live in peace and harmony with neighboring Nuer or Murle clans or in this case, Mabaan with neighbors.
    Peace is constant effort. Dinka Malual sometime take responsibility to pay for blood or return stolen animals or items to neighbors. They peacefully demand same from neighbors while maintaining line of communication through elders. They know, no foreigner (be it SPLA) can enforce peace.

  • the writer of the article didn’t mention Dinka but specific names. now you comment to generalize dinka, don’t you know there are dinkas suffering the same fate. these chaos are caused by individuals but not tribe for your information. you are short sighted and quick to point to the whole tribe.
    this means you are having the same kind of motivated drawing this in its back. dinka tribe is not the problem but such views culminates problems.

  • My condolences to the bereaved families and may God rest the souls of the departed in eternal peace!

  • Dinka is not the problem here as many people use to finger point at Dinka for any misconduct in government .a lot of Dinka intellectual have fought the government and still fighting the same government up to now but the problem of our people is the illiteracy and myopic understanding of the politics is now our challenge . knowing our problem will be the solution of the problem now it is hard to challenge and change the regime of salva Kiir according to wrong approach used by the wrong people now I have come to know that the problem is neither salva Nor his Government but wrong politicians with their wrong tribal aspirations .

  • innocent civilian
    December 30, 2016 11:07 am

    I am a businessman in magwii south sudan . Am not in any politics in south sdan , because am foreigner. I am only observing . Since September this year ,magwii to ame and aru junction roads are lotting by rebels. When the car are passing, they stop the car and lotting everything’s, money, mobiles phone .Now this days they are killing the people’s on the way . I dnt know ,which kind of rebels they are.this month they killed and attact ethiopian truck near magwii, one died and other injured. Other car was carrying P8 studen result , near magwii ,they shot the car and kill the driver with 8 years child, then burn the car. But they are not fighting with government army only lotting and killing innocent civilian. I didn’t see any government amry killed any civilians in magwii . i am requesting rebels leaders to stop this people’s to lotting and killing inocent civilians .

  • I was there when the fighting was going on. It was NOT between Dinka and Mabaan. It was SPLM-N refugees and Mabaan host community. We were on the ground in the middle of the battle the whole time until we could be evacuated. Whoever wrote this article is purposely trying to incite hatred based on lies. The grammar shows this person is most likely South Sudanese who has an agenda to show his hatred for his own countrymen. And this was s the reason South Sudan is where it is. Now the mist fragile nation in the world. It is por, uneducated, and full of corruption. Many claim to be Christians but hate their own people. Jesus said this is the same as murder. Jesus also said that if we don’t forgive others we won’t be forgiven before the Father. After 12 years as a missionary in this land I’m deeply saddened by your behavior. I pray you will repent, forgive, and walk with integrity. You have a lot of growing up to do or your nation will fail.

    • Comment *Cathy0759 Tell the poster who is more expert in lies in propagation, having such perpetuators of conflict in a country is a disaster on its own and that is why South Sudan is at this state of deteroriation. It is because of the fact that few people of South Sudan are not that trustworthy.

      It would be fair if we could have give condolenses to the families of the decease rather than gathering false analysis by pointing finger at the unproven suspect. Philemon is blaming government for not rescuing the refugees that are under the protection of UN. It is upon UN to look into that then government comes in when they are given information by the UN…Let’s observe the system..


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