10 January 2009

H.E. The Governor,
Upper Nile State

Subject: The Unprovoked Attack on Anakdiar.

We, the representatives of the Collo nation in the National, Southern Sudan and Upper Nile State Assemblies would like to submit to you our concerns on the above subject.

Yesterday, when the whole Sudan was celebrating the fourth anniversary of the historic signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, fighting took place in the morning between Collo and Dinka tribes over which traditional procession (Yai) should enter the stadium first. Thanks to God, the fighting was limited only to members of the two tribes in the two processions using spears, lances and sticks. Yet several persons from both sides were injured, some of them seriously.

The order of the processions appears to be a trivial issue, but it is a serious matter deep-rooted in the claims over the ownership of Malakal town, the location of the celebration. According to tradition, the procession of the owner of the location where the celebration takes place leads all participating processions. It is common knowledge that some elements of the Baliet Dinkas have been claiming ownership of Malakal town and all the Collo areas east of the White Nile and north of Sobat river.

At about 5:00 pm in the evening of the same day, credible reports were received that some elements of the Dinka were preparing to attack Anakdiar. This information was passed to your Excellency officially by the Commissioner of Panyikang County in the Stadium and you confirmed at 7:00 pm that a military force was sent to Anakdiar and you instructed that this information be passed to His Majesty the Reth of Collo and assure him not to worry as things were under control. Your instructions were communicated to His Majesty accordingly.

To our bewilderment and dismay, Anakdiar was attacked at about 2:00 am today by armed Dinka. They found no resistance of any sort. More than fifteen lives were lost, some people burnt in their houses, scores wounded and thousands displaced. The force that your Excellency assured us to have left for Anakdiar in the evening yesterday never left at all. Only a Police force on their own initiative left for Anakdiar at about 9:00 am today!!

This callous murder of innocent people must be condemned in the strongest terms possible and the perpetrators apprehended to face the full brunt of the law. The displaced persons who found their way to Malakal town arrived in very miserable conditions and yet received very little attention from the authorities. We are grateful to the foreign NGOs that were on the scene. If these displaced persons were to go back to their areas at all, the Government authorities must provide them with the protection they trust.

This incident is not an isolated one. We are receiving reliable reports of moves by elements of the same tribe to attack Collo areas they claim to be theirs, such as Lul, Obang (Canal Mouth), Atar, etc. In fact in Lul area, Abanim village was burnt to ashes, several people killed and others captured. It is, therefore, clear that there is a well coordinated plan to seize Collo land by the force of arms.

We are deeply concerned that the authorities are not taking serious measures to arrest these unprovoked attacks nor resolve the issues at the centre of the dispute.

It will be recalled that since the late 1970s, some elements of the Dinka have been disputing the boundary between them and Collo nation claiming some areas to belong to them. The Collo had responded by writing petitions to the Regional Government of Southern Sudan at that time. We thought the matter was laid to rest when the Minister of Administration by then, Mr Hilary Paul Logali, and the Minister of Decentralization later, Mr Charles Kuot Chatim, both ruled in Collo's favour. These elements of the Dinka brought up the issue once more in 1995 and as usual the Collo responded by addressing the authorities concerned. Again, the Collo won the case.

What surprises us now is that when these elements of the Dinka revived their unfounded claims in 2004 and thereafter, nothing was done despite Collo's legitimate demand that the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) sets up a committee to demarcate the border between the two tribes once and for all. The petitions of the Collo supported by the necessary documents in that respect were delivered to the highest authorities in the GOSS including the President and the Vice President. It is also to be noted that over the same period, the Collo were disarmed while their neighbouring tribes were not.

In light of the repeated and continuous provocations in the form of unsigned seditious leaflets and now armed attacks and in view of the clear unwillingness or inability of the authorities in Government of Southern Sudan to settle the dispute peacefully, we find ourselves, as representatives of our people, with no moral authority to restrain any more those who would be forced to pay the aggressors in their own coin. Every person has a legitimate right to self-defence.

It is our sincere hope that the authorities in Upper Nile State and the Government of Southern Sudan will act firmly and swiftly at this eleventh hour to address this very serious situation by putting an end to violence, bringing the perpetrators to book and resolving the border dispute for good in accordance with the borders of 1/1/1956. This is the only way to have stability and peaceful coexistence in the area.

Thank you.
Signed by:
Members of the Collo nation in the National, Southern Sudan and Upper Nile State Assemblies as per the attached list.

c.c. The President of the Republic of Sudan;
c.c. The President of the Government of Southern Sudan;
c.c. The Vice President of the Government of Southern Sudan.

Members of the Collo nation in the National, Southern Sudan and Upper Nile State Assemblies who signed the petition (in alphabetical order).

The National Assembly:

Mr Ezekiel Mojwok Aba
Dr Lam Akol Ajawin
Dr Mario Arenk Awet
Mr Onyoti Adigo Nyikwac
Dr William Othwonh Awer

Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly
Mr Angelo Gwang
Dr Charles Yor Odhok
Mr Joseph Bol Chan
Mr Samson Oyay Awin

Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly
Mr Acwany Arop Denyong
Mr Gabriel Oyo Aba
Mr Juliano Nyawelo Dak
Mr Kosti Amuj
Mr Mahdi Khalifa Shambali
Mrs Martha Angar
Mr Mustafa Gai Lwal
Mr Nyilek Chol
Mr Peter Awol Alijok
Mrs Rita John
Mr Samuel Aban Acien
Mr Santino Ajang Aban
Mr Santino Ocai Opun


DEMANDS PRESENTED BY THE COLLO REPRESENTATIVES IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SOUTHERN SUDAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AND UPPER NILE STATE ASSEMBLY TO H.E. THE GOVERNOR ON 12/1/2009.

The arrest of the attackers and subjecting them to trial.

Formation of investigation committees on the incidents and the circumstances
surrounding them. Such committees must include Collo as members.

The protection of Collo areas with forces they trust.

The naming of the counties according to the message of the Chairman of the
SPLM dated October 2004.

Demarcation of the borders of counties within the State in accordance with the
borders of 1/1/1956.

Taking firm measures against those who incite tribal hatred and sedition.

Stopping the misuse of power and refraining from exploiting state organs to the
service of tribal ends.

Disciplining the authorities of Radio Malakal for allowing the transmission through
it of provocative and seditious material.

Disciplining the officer that the Governor ordered to move a force to Anakdiar
on the 9th instant for failing to execute the order.

The State authorities must take serious steps so as to return the areas of the State
occupied by the Jonglei State.

Taking care of the displaced persons and rendering the necessary services to
them.

Compensation of all the persons affected by the recent incidents.


 

المطالب التي تقدم بها ممثلو شلو

في المجلس الوطني

ومجلس تشريعي جنوب السودان ومجلس تشريعي

ولاية اعالي النيل

الي السيد /حاكم ولاية اعالي النيل يوم 12/01/2009م

 

 

  1. إعتقال اللذين إعتدوا علي المواطنين وتقديمهم للمحاكمة.
  2. تكوين لجان تحقيق حول الاحداث الاخيرة وملابساتها وأن تشمل

عضويتها أبناء  شلو.

  1. حماية مناطق شلو من قوة تتمتع  بثقتهم .
  2. تسمية المقاطعات حسب إشارة رئيس الحركة الشعبية لتحرير السودان

بتاريخ أكتوبر 2004م .

  1. ترسيم الحدود بين المقاطعات حسب خارطة 1 / 1 / 1956م .
  2. إتخاذ إجراءات صارمة ضد المحرضين للفتنة القبلية .
  3. إيقاف إستغلال السلطة وتسخير أجهزة الدولة لخدمة أغراض قبلية .
  4. محاسبة سلطات إذاعة ملكال لسماحها ببث مواد مغرضة ومثيرة للفتن .
  5. محاسبة الضابط الذي أمره السيد الحاكم للتحرك  إلى أناكديار

يوم  9 / 1 /2009م لعدم تنفيذ الأمر .

  1. لابد من تحرك جاد من سلطات الولاية لإسترجاع أراضي الولاية التي

إحتلتها ولاية جونقلي

  1. الإعتناء بالنازحين وتقديم الخدمات المطلوبة لهم .
  2. تقديم التعويضات للمتأثرين.

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Pashodo Community Mutual Assistance Association
USA
CONDEMNATION AND CONDOLENCES TO THE VICTIMS OF THE BRUTAL
KILLLING IN COLLO KINGDOM

We, in collo community in united...

Pashodo Community Mutual Assistance Association
USA
CONDEMNATION AND CONDOLENCES TO THE VICTIMS OF THE BRUTAL
KILLLING IN COLLO KINGDOM

We, in collo community in united state of America condemn in the strongest possible
terms the attacks on innocent’s collo people in Anakdiar and Lul -Abanim by
murderous Dinkas elements.
Whoever was behind theis dastardly act is a criminal and inherently inhuman and has
no moral values.
We stand by the victims in grief and sadness over the unjustified inhuman tragedy
they had to face.
We are calling on the all peace-loving south Sudan to oppose and condemn this
incident of killing and all other human rights violations in collo kingdom.
We enjoin the government of south Sudan and government of national unity and Human
Rights agencies to make a thorough investigation on this incident to bring These
criminals to justice.

JUSTICE FOR ALL THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN COLLO KINGDOM!
STOP THE KILLINGS IN COLLO KINGDOM NOW!
Yours Truly
Executive committee

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Jalpan O Nywello Kir
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It is very unfortunate that those we considered brothers, can shamelessly march, with guiltless conscience to massacre our children, women, and innocent armless civilians at night, while asleep. Maybe their in-laws, yet they are determined to...

It is very unfortunate that those we considered brothers, can shamelessly march, with guiltless conscience to massacre our children, women, and innocent armless civilians at night, while asleep. Maybe their in-laws, yet they are determined to derive them out of their homes and kill them. The most regrettable fact is that they claim to be Christians, to believe in Jesus, the non-violent peace maker.
There are some people I know and talked to personally who had the same position as those criminals who killed our women and children in Anakdiar. I consider them as well, as MURDERERS and CRIMINALS and should be sued and tried. They maybe consoling or taking peaceful positions now, but their heart still support those outrageous acts. They are CULPRITS and killers of women and children. Were they peaceful people they would have taken the first step to settle the problem. A peaceful person perceives the signs of instability.
I hope all those who sincerely have no share in those heinous atrocities will prove their innocence. Starting from religious leaders, the government of Upper Nile, to the least person we know and lived with.
A man with good conscience cannot be silent on such a grave crime. Being neutral, now means sympathizing with the killers at the cost of the innocent, MURDERED in sleep. It is very clear the innocent was murdered, by criminals with the support of people, we know in Malakal. They must be condemned by all and tried by justice.
Such criminal acts threaten the unity of South Sudan and the CPA. I hope REASON will prevail
May God receive our brothers and sisters, murdered in their innocence. And may they REST in PEACE. AMEN.

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Mathew Pagan
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رابطة فشودة بمصر تعبر عن ادانتها الشديدةللهجمات الغادرة والجبانة التي نفذتها فلول عصابات دينكا باليت ضد المواطنين العزل في بعض مناطق شلو والتي راح ضحيتها البعض من المواطنين الابريا العزل ونحن اذ نعبر عن تعازينا لتلك الاسر التي فقدت ابنائها في تلك...

رابطة فشودة بمصر تعبر عن ادانتها الشديدةللهجمات الغادرة والجبانة التي نفذتها فلول عصابات دينكا باليت ضد المواطنين العزل في بعض مناطق شلو والتي راح ضحيتها البعض من المواطنين الابريا العزل ونحن اذ نعبر عن تعازينا لتلك الاسر التي فقدت ابنائها في تلك الاحداث فاننا كذلك ناسف لهذا المسلك والاسلوب الثي اصبحت تتحكم في عقلية هؤلاء العصابات المجرمون من دينكا باليت واللذين دابوا علي اطلاق التهديدات من حين للأخر بخطرفاتهم واوهامهم في احقيتهم بملكيتهم لبعض مناطق شلو وقد تخيل هؤلاء الاوغاد لبعض الوقت بان عدم مجاراة شلو لهم في خزعبلاتهم دليل علي الضعف ولم يدري هؤلاء بان ما كان يحتكم اليه شلو هو منطق العقل في وزن الامور لعل وعسي ان يوجد بعض من العقلاء من بين هؤلاء الهمجيين اللذين ينصحونهم حرصا علي استقرار منطقتنا والجنوب بصوره اعم. ولكن اللذي كان يجده شلو منهم هو جزاء سنمار. اذا فليعلم هؤلاء الاوغاد بان الكيل قد طفح لذافليتحملوا نتائج افعالهم.اننا نشيد بالوقفة الصلبة من اعضائنا في المجالس التشريعية علي المستوي القومي والجنوبي والولائي وندعوعهم الي التمسك بمطالبهم الي ان يتم تنفيذها جميعا . اخيرا نحمد الله علي معاودة هذا الويب للصدور فقد افتقدناه كثيرا وخصوصا مع الاحداث الاخيره فقد كانت من الصعوبة الحصول علي معلومات وافيه عن الاحداث كما عرفناه اليوم تمنباتنا بالتوفيق ومزيد من النجاح لهذا الويب والعاملين عليه من اجل خدمة شلو

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To Chollo Nation Representatives,

First,I would like to send my condolences to the Chollo Nation people in general and in particular, the family members of the victims of the cowardice, murderous and inhuman act by unfaithful and unpatriotic...

To Chollo Nation Representatives,

First,I would like to send my condolences to the Chollo Nation people in general and in particular, the family members of the victims of the cowardice, murderous and inhuman act by unfaithful and unpatriotic some bad Dinkas in Upper Nile State.It is not surprising to me and many southern sudanese that some bad Dinkas could act in this manner.Look what they are doing in Equatoria.

Secondly,I salute the Chollo Nation representatives in the National, southern sudan and Upper Nile State Assemblies for their initiative to unequivocally submit the petition to the Upper Nile State Governor and copies to the President of the Republic of Sudan, the President of the GOSS and his Vice-President.

I believe that we have been dormant for long because we should have been alert to expect such criminal behaviour from our neighbouring bad Dinkas since they have shown us evil action of their claim for the stewardship of the capital of the State long ago.Yes, we have raised alarm to the authorities but our preparation for unkown should have been in place as a contingency for criminal act.Let's be slow but decisive to act with precision and relentlessness.

I am sure the good and experience Dinkas know very well the Chollo Nation capabilities to inflict unforgetable retaliation.

Let's be united and forget about offers of temporal government positions which preoccupy our visions,I believe,and make us to disadvantage our people and let them down.

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Paulino mayik
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I would like to send my condolences to the families of the victims of Anakdiar and Abanimo masscare and to Chollo Nation in general. Dear brothers and sisters let us unite and forget our differences to face the barbaric actions of the Upper...

I would like to send my condolences to the families of the victims of Anakdiar and Abanimo masscare and to Chollo Nation in general. Dear brothers and sisters let us unite and forget our differences to face the barbaric actions of the Upper Nile's Jeiingweed , this is an important message to our political leaders and representatives they have to forget their own interest and put our Nation interest as the first priority.

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Emmanuel Bedipinj Awang
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Shilluk politician need to be aware about what is going on in Malakal and Dinka Politician too.we can,t blame both side civilian for what they had been done in Malakal January 9 and than in Anakdiar in date 10 many people lost their lives for...

Shilluk politician need to be aware about what is going on in Malakal and Dinka Politician too.we can,t blame both side civilian for what they had been done in Malakal January 9 and than in Anakdiar in date 10 many people lost their lives for politician interest either Shilluk and Dinka Ngok Laul yaak. Ngok don,t fight with their brothers Shilluk, their lives was smuggling sharing everything Exchange life with out thinking where malakal belong to.it wasn,t because they don,t know who own Malakal Land geographcaly historicaly knowing that Malakal isn,t belong to any county in westside of the Nile .and they were know where every Dinka Ngok their taxes go and where every Shilluk taxes go to.idon,t know why people killing them selves if you think you own malakal why don,t you prove it.show your principle to the govertment why you claiming Malakal to be your.Shilluk Kingdom Know who own Malakal land.some are claiming Malakal because of the name (Malakal) but it doesn,t matter go back to history and geograph and let civilian go back to the peace let them put a new glue between them like befor.what do you think Anakdiar mean? that show you that shilluk and ngok are peacefull living together long time ago.fake words can destroy nation.
Gunman killed Ngok person in Malakal. that cause fighting during the peace celebration,it wasn,t because who own Malakal.and than anakdiar attack happen,we need to tell what was the cause of that,do something and then the result, will come after. Rabs in North sudan Made southern sudan as a second citizens that why we fought about two decade.

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Teng
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iam sorry Imean Arabs. not rabs

Teng
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On behalf of Collo “Shilluk Community in the United Kingdom and N.Ireland, I would like to send my condolences to the Shilluk “Collo” Nation at home and Diasporas, particularly , the family members of the victims, first, my heart goes to the each...

On behalf of Collo “Shilluk Community in the United Kingdom and N.Ireland, I would like to send my condolences to the Shilluk “Collo” Nation at home and Diasporas, particularly , the family members of the victims, first, my heart goes to the each affected family. However, brothers and sisters that was a lesson to all Shilluk Nation exactly how that barbaric “Dinkas” plan to killed our innocence people, and also let me tell you the names of the Dinkas donkeys behind these attacked , the Militia Commander and Minister of Information Thon Mum, Deputy Governor Dog Dog, Paramount Chief Thon Wai, Hussien Ajwong Director General of Ministry of Local government and many others, those criminals who perpetrated such inhumanity crime must be brought to Malakal court, finally brothers and sisters the time as come to deal with those (Dinkas) terrorists as the Israel is dealing with Hamas in the Holy land. God bless Shilluk “Collo” Nation

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Akic Adwok Lwaldeng
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after all this attack means a lot.. It means we have to watch our back and change our position regarding tribalism and land grabbing which is a Dinka thing now a days.

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