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One Dead Shilluk Too Many

By Yorwin Otor

February 7, 2013 (SSNA) -- Two days ago, a body of a dead Shilluk boy came floating in the river until it reached and anchored on the shore near the Governor Simon Kun Pouch office at the Council of Ministers in Malakal. The dead body had in his hand some money as if was coming with a complaint to the governor that he killed by SPLA at Owachi across the river.

The diseased is from Dur Village and he was sent by his father to go and sell vegetables in Malakal. Although he came with other vegetable growers from his village, he never reported home for two days and reported missing and only pronounced dead when his body appeared at the Council of Ministers riverside. He was intercepted by SPLA Soldiers at Owachi who wanted to rob his money which he was taking home to his parents. He tried to escape towards the river but that could not safe his life from the savage Dinka SPLA. He was shot at the back and felt into the river.

This is not the last incident committed by SPLA on Shilluk civilians. Just to mention a few, Shilluk merchant was killed by SPLA Soldiers in Tonga a few months ago. The merchant was sleeping in his boat in Tonga when two SPLA soldiers murder him and stole his 17,000 SSP money. These soldiers were arrested but the governor pardons them and is now free. The diseased was not compensated and his money was never returned. Another merchant operating between Kodok town and Kal-Agany interior to the west in Fashoda County was also killed by an SPLA Dinka soldier who was also released free without judgment. Besides the killing of civilians, SPLA is raping Shilluk women which are not being reported.

These incidences seem to be isolated cases on individual persons whose immediate families will feel the agony, but, it is general policy by SPLM to systematically eliminate the Shilluk population from County side and take their land to settle Panaru Dinka of Bentiu. The Shilluk people have to bear in mind that they are the target of SPLM/A policy of eradication. They will either migrate to Sudan or submit to the ruthless rule of SPLM.

No one cares about civilian protection when it comes to Shilluk land. Genocide is being committed in the broad day light in the presence and knowledge of international communities. Civilians were killed in Lul and others were killed in Owachi sometimes back.

It is high time the Shilluk people should of taking the responsibility of protecting themselves from Dinka SPLA who are currently occupying our land. There are a lot of weapons are flowing through Shilluk land into Nuba Mountains provided by SPLA. The Shilluk should find ways to acquire some of these weapons and form Popular Civil Defense Forces to protect themselves. SPLA is rather a tribal army serving only the Dinka. They must be flush out of the land or be taken to specified garrisons. They are indiscipline army groups whose command comes only from Salva Kiir.

It shouldn't be misunderstood that Popular Civil Defense Forces is under rebellion against the government of South Sudan. Instead, it will be helping government to protect civilians when necessary. There is campaign from certain groups within SPLM/A against Shilluk as a tribe. Popular Civil Defense Forces is similar with Community Policing when these forces are from the community. In some areas like Jonglei, Warrap, Unity and Lakes States, this system cannot work because what is going on in those states is the communities fighting among themselves because of cattle rustling.

The Shilluk will not go for somebody's land or property. But if Dinka of Akoka, Khor Fulus and Bailet Counties have claims on Shilluk land, then it would be better to resolve the issue peacefully through border conference which is headed by Dr. Riak Macar.

However if Dinka persist on land grabbing, then the conflict will escalate to the point arm struggle will be necessary for the Shilluk to liberate their land through forceful means.

The attached list of Shilluk civilians killed by Dinka SPLA and the villages they occupied in Shilluk land. All the Shilluks in SPLA should come out to defend their civilians before Dinka could finish them.

The purpose of this list is to bring the case to the international community that one day Salva Kiir will face justice in the court of law accused of genocide. Also the Shilluk communities will one day commemorates the death of civilians and asked God the Almighty to punish those who committed this genocide.

SHILLUK CIVILIANS KILLED BY SPLA IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF SHILLUK COUNTIES

S/No

Name

Sex

Age in Yr

Village

Date of Death

County

Site of Killing

Cause of death

Remarks

01

John Olwak Kur

Male

37

Dur

6/3/2011

Panyikang

Dur

Gun Shot

 

02

Yoanes Anei Ayang

Male

34

Dur

6/3/2011

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03

Maurice Stephen Odol

Male

32

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

04

William John Awol

Male

25

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

05

Thomas Andrew Oyath

Male

25

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

06

Otor Aleng Koryak

Male

62

Thathim

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

07

Opwol Laa Maijok

Male

60

Tahthim

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

08

Onoj Ashiek

Male

30

Thathim

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

09

Okoth Onak Luakyak

Male

34

Thathim

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

10

Chan Nyajwok

Male

18

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

11

Okutdwok Yor Ajawang

Male

39

Dur

6/3//2011

,,

,,

,,

 

12

Oyor Otor Otong

Male

38

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

13

Tressa Nyakal Luigi

Female

71

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

14

Nyagak Tor Mayom

Female

55

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

15

Achol Agaw

Female

40

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

16

Chol Jago Deng

Male

25

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

17

Omac Adyang Agaw

Male

18

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

18

Ogash Bol Kumday

Male

16

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

19

Akoth Adwok Ajobong

Female

31

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

20

Nyatholong Adwok

Female

18

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

21

Aboy Yor Ajobong

Male

37

Tufugia

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

22

Ayul Amuc Awan

Male

75

Awaw

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

23

Nya-Khartoum Ayul

Female

60

Awaw

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

24

Paulino Adwok Ador

Male

30

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

25

Nyabac Yor Onyuello

Female

59

Adod

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

26

Micheal Obeny Aban

Male

42

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

27

Chol Kuol Kur

Male

36

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

28

Oyor Otor Ajak

Male

38

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

29

Tino Adwok Ajang

Female

25

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

30

Nyanok Adwok Ajang

Female

67

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

31

Chol Ahmed Ajang

Male

48

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

32

Weli Jago Ajawang

Male

15

Alel

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

33

Otor Jago Ajawang

Male

55

Alel

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

34

Adyang Ayong Ayul

Male

8

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

35

Nyabac Amum Adwok

Female

57

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

36

Kur Bol Adwok

Male

12

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

37

Achol Adiek Gok

Female

80

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

38

David Pio Okok

Male

40

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

39

Juma Olay Otieno

Male

35

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

40

Abar Odhong Achobek

Male

40

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

41

Omot Nyawol Abor

Male

11

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

42

Nyabwonyo Tor Adok

Female

49

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

43

Achol

Female

18

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

44

Owor Andrew

Male

82

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

45

Akwolong Chol

Male

78

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

46

Obwonyo Agaw Lual

Male

15

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

47

Nyadier Ogwel Ajing

Female

20

Adodo

6/3/2011

Makal

Adodo

,,

 

48

Nyamum Akwoc Nyibong

Female

28

Kwogo

6/3/2011

Makal

Kwogo

,,

 

49

Jago Adwok Yor

Male

54

Kwogo

6/3/2011

Makal

Kwogo

,,

 

50

Shieklek Dewal

Male

80

Kwogo

6/3/2011

Makal

Kwogo

,,

 

51

Augustino Ochan Yomon

Male

29

Dur

6/3/2011

Panyikang

Dur

,,

 

52

William Vanasio

Male

35

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

53

William Deng

Male

28

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

54

Tona Chol Otwel

Male

45

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

55

Cangjwok Yogeng Akwoc

Male

32

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

56

Oliny Luong

Male

30

Makal

6/3/2011

Makal

Makal

,,

 

57

Estimir Yor Oywac

Male

33

Dur

6/3/2011

Makal

Dur

,,

 

58

Obac Luong

Male

37

Makal

6/3/2011

Makal

Makal

,,

 

59

Juma William

Male

41

Dur

6/3/2011

Panyikang

Dur

,,

 

60

Wadeng Akulith

Male

29

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

61

Paulino Deng Kujo

Male

37

Makal

6/3/2011

Makal,

Makal

,,

 

62

Adwok Mayong Ador

Male

40

Dur

6/3/2011

Panyikang

Dur

,,

 

63

Odhong Laa Kur

Male

36

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

64

Pakwan Anei Anyaiding

Male

31

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

65

Paromi Dak Akiw

Male

28

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

66

Oman Awur

Male

18

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

67

Cangjwok Ageng Ngor

Male

48

Dur

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

68

Aban Dak Pakwan

Male

45

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

,,

,,

 

69

Pacbene Adowin Nyikwac

Male

13

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

70

Onuar Deng Awur

Male

35

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

71

Okony Aban Anyang

Male

27

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

72

Oyay Adwok Obeny

Male

65

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

73

Aban Owiyiwok Ocam

Male

48

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

74

Racpiny Pamet Dak

Male

16

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

75

Sebit Otwali Nyibek

Male

22

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

76

Ojwok Okan Deng

Male

26

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

77

Pajwan Nyibong

Male

14

Owaci

6/3/2011

,,

Owaci

Gun Shot

 

78

Owak Ogwen Nyibong

Male

36

Tonga

16/6/2012

,,

Tonga

Gun Shot

Lynched

79

Paul Opwot Okac

Male

32

Dur

8/3/2011

,,

Dur

Gun Shot

Lynched

80

Yoanes Dewin Otor

Male

24

Lelo Obwa

7/3/2011

Makal

Lelo Obwa

Gun Shot

Lynched

81

Micheal Aban Wahn

Male

37

Owaci

9/3/2011

Makal

Owaci

Gun Shot

Lynched

82

Jago Ageng Ajang

Male

85

Wadajwok

9/3/2011

Makal

Wadajwok

Gun Shot

Lynched

83

Obac Akwoc Matjak

Male

19

Wadajwok

9/3/2011

Makal

Wadajwok

Gun Shot

Lynched

84

Ogwaok Nyibong Kiir

Male

56

Makal

9/3/2011

Makal

Dur

Gun Shot

Lynched

85

Obac Adwok Kuol

Male

48

Makal

12/3/2011

Makal

Makal

Gun Shot

Lynched

86

Nyawello Othur Olawo

Male

26

Kodok

23/3/2011

Fashoda

Kodok

Gun Shot

Lynched

87

Mathew Denis Ayuok Kur

Male

29

Tonga

30/7/2011

Panyikang

Kodok

Gun Shot

Lynched

88

Okok Oliw

Male

45

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

89

Aban Ayul

Female

25

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

90

Ocwop Ogwal Yieljak

Male

27

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

91

Othwohn Yor Geng

Male

65

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

92

Amum Both

Male

42

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

93

Sebit Loth Alwong

Male

16

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

94

Obac Aban Ajang

Male

19

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

95

Wadeng Odienj Alwong

Male

19

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

96

Ochar Othom Awan

Male

18

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

97

Olwak Sebit Ageng

Male

24

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

98

Ngor Koryom Alwong

Male

35

Nagdiar

10/11/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

99

Ronyo Chan Ngor

Male

28

Nagdiar

9/1/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

100

Awan Aallwong Aba

Male

40

Nagdiar

9/1/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

101

Lua Amum Yor

Male

39

Nagdiar

9/1/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

102

Opiti Nyiker

Male

25

Nagdiar

9/1/2009

,,

Nagdiar

Gun Shot

Lynched

103

Chyen Ochir Nimeng

Male

20

Nagdiar

9/1/2009

,,

Nagdia

Gun Shot

Lynched

104

Deng Ajawin

Male

40

Nagdiar

9/1/2009

,,

Nagdia

Gun Shot

Lynched

105

Prince Akic Dak Padiet

Male

53

Pathaw

3/7/2009

Makal

Pathaw

Gun Shot

Lynched

106

Nyman Pagan Ajang

Female

65

Padit

6/6/2009

Makal

Padit

Gun Shot

Lynched

107

Nyijok Olwak Anok

Male

43

Padit

6/6/2009

Makal

Padit

Gun Shot

Lynched

108

Ogomac Othom Jabur

Male

10

Wau

6/8/2009

Makal

Wau

Gun Shot

Lynched

109

Ocheti Bodho Akol

Male

31

Pathaw

7/8/2009

Makal

Pathaw

Gun Shot

Lynched

110

Mijwok Adwok DongNyial

Male

70

Bol

10/3/2009

Makal

Bol

Gun Shot

Lynched

111

Nyarengi Ogur Adijok

Female

37

Bol

11/11/2010

Fashoda

Bol

Gun Shot

Lynched

112

Adwok Odol Mijwok

Male

12

Bol

11/11/2010

Fashoda

Bol

Gun Shot

Lynched

113

Olew Mijwok Adwok

Male

10

Bol

11/11/2010

Fashoda

Bol

Gun Shot

Lynched

114

Acwil Mijwok Adwok

Female

4

Bol

11/11/2010

Fashoda

Bol

Gun Shot

Lynched

115

Ogat Akol Aba

Male

19

Bol

11/11/2010

Fashoda

Bol

Gun Shot

Lynched

116

Awol Omay Ogwen

Male

37

Lul Otang

3/3/2012

Fashoda

Lul Otang

Gun Shot

Lynched

117

Otor Othialo Ajarial

Male

75

Abanim

8/9/2012

Fashoda

Abanim

Gun Shot

Lynched

118

Onani Otor Ajang

Male

38

Agodo

1/10/2010

Fashoda

Kodok

Gun Shot

Lynched

119

Peter Othow Anei Nyaba

Male

58

Gulo

7/10/2010

Fashoda

Gulo

Gun Shot

Lynched

120

Nyawello Othur Othow

Male

16

Ngonyam

13/10/2010

Fashoda

Kodok

Gun Shot

Lynched

121

Okuc Deng Mayik

Male

56

Bol

4/7/2010

Fashoda

Dingjol

Gun Shot

Lynched

122

Anyang Aba Kiir

Male

35

Both

16/6/2010

Fashoda

Both

Gun Shot

Lynched

123

Otor Adwok Wello

Male

30

Both

16/6/2010

Fashoda

Both

Gun Shot

Lynched

124

Abaan Kimo Nyidhok

Female

42

Both

16/6/2010

Fashoda

Both

Gun Shot

Lynched

125

Ngor Orac Kukel

Male

15

Nyingaro

13/7/2010

Fashoda

Both

Gun Shot

Lynched

126

Arenyi Bol Acien

Male

48

Lul Otang

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Both

Gun Shot

Lynched

127

Nyibol Adwok Athiik

Female

52

Lul Otang

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Bienythiang

Gun Shot

Lynched

128

Lam Nyathap Athiir

Male

12

Lul Otang

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Lul Otang

Gun Shot

Lynched

129

Balash Olwal Lamitho

Male

15

Lul Otang

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Lul Otang

Gun Shot

Lynched

130

Oboki Chol Wolo

Male

30

Lul Otang

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Lul Otang

Gun Shot

Lynched

131

Deng Adung Adiang

Male

66

Lul Otang

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Lul Otang

Gun Shot

Lynched

132

Chol Awak Deng

Male

17

Tungmier Lul

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Lul Otang

Gun Shot

Lynched

133

Anam Othow Nyawello

Male

25

Lul Otang

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Lul Otang

Gun Shot

Lynched

134

Alobo Onywany

Male

13

Pabur

4/9/2010

Fashoda

Pabur

Gun Shot

Lynched

 

Comments to Analysis and summary:

The figure of (134) one hundred and thirty-four slain collo (Shilluk) civilians would have risen, if bodies of secretly killed were recovered. Most of the victims were and are cut being killed, either their stomachs are cut open and thrown to the river and do not float. Some are killed in the forest far away from houses where these are no witnesses or left to be eaten by birds and wild animals. These missing and being fetched are pronounced dead.

This mad mess killings, rapes, looting and harassments apparently tantamount to genocide in the collo Kingdom land. This is with the knowledge of the government of South Sudan by deploying one tribe army in the area. The C-in-C of the SPLA and the president of the young nation had backed and arrange the deployment of these cruel soldiers under the command of one tribe commanders with a programme i.e Division (7) Seven was deployed in the whole of Shilluk area western Nile from Manyo under the command of hostile Dinka Major-General Matur who had upper hand in killing the Shilluks. The HQs is in Owaci, Panyikang County upto Manyo County.

The second is Division (1) One where the same cruel soldiers are deployed under the same one tribe commander Major-General Ajonga replaced again by Major-General.

The plan is to grab and encroach the collo land be occupied by Dinka Dingjol, Ngok in the east of the Nile, the land they claimed to be their ancestors land. This is the policy and plans of what they called Padang organization.

This wass executed by H.E. The President of South Sudan when he physically flew to an area known as Pijo belonging to Shilluk and declared it a Dinka land and annexed it to Jonglei State which is ridiculous. So the same plocy goes on, the Shilluks are still being killed so that they leave their land and nobody intervened because the government belongs to one tribe or the majority in the government is from one tribe.Very unfortunate

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