Kajo-Keji Commissioner demands neutral investigation into killing of 3 civilians

By Ephraim Modi D.S

The commissioner of Kajo-Keji County Kenyi Erasto is demanding the formation of an independent investigative committee to ascertain the incident that happened on the 26th May, 2022 leading to the killing of three young men in Kajo-Keji County.

The three youth of Kajo-Keji were allegedly shot dead by SSPDF soldiers in Kiri Boma, Kajo-Keji County on 26th May, 2022.

Speaking in a telephone interview from Kajo-Keji, Commissioner Kenyi Erasto called for an independent neutral investigative committee into the incident saying he is worried and not happy of what is happening in Kajo-Keji County.

“Surely, I am really worried and I am not really happy of what is happening in Kajo-Keji right now, if it is done purposely and intentionally, I am not happy. The support that I may request not only from the National Government but the support that I am already now preparing my report is to the State and up to the National Government is that I need a neutral body to investigate what is now happening in Kajo-Keji, so that the neutral body will be able to advise and make all the necessary procedures to make sure that Kajo-Keji also enjoy the relative peace” Erasto exclaimed.

Kenyi disclosed that there are five civilians being detained by the army in connection to the SSPDF soldier who was found dead in Kiri Boma sparking the rampage by the army that led to the gruesome killing of the 3 youth.

He said that those arrested include; three men, a breastfeeding mother and a child, adding that they are yet to investigate the civilians in detention at the army barracks.

The County Commissioner said they are working hard in ensuring that the security situation normalizes in the County. Kenyi noted that what he has seen is that all the five Payams in the County are scared of the incident and that it may disrupt the return of the people of Kajo-Keji back home. 

The Commissioner said two of the three men killed are returnees who have just returned from the camp.

He also confirmed that five soldiers belonging to the SSPDF have been arrested in connection to the murder of the three men in Kajo-Keji County on Thursday 26th May. He added that those arrested is the head of mission and other four SSPDF soldiers.

“True, the head of the mission is arrested, yeah and the investigation is still going on. There are five soldiers arrested including the head of the mission” Kenyi affirmed.

Meanwhile the SSPDF’s Spokesperson Lul Ruai Koang refuted the reports of the killing of the three men, he said he just read on the social media but he is yet to confirm today, Monday, 30th May, 2022.

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