By Ephraim Modi D.S
Death toll from an attack carried out on Saturday afternoon around Ka’bi Secondary School, in Nyepo payam, Kansuk Boma, Kajo-Keji County left one South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) soldier and one attacker dead.
Speaking from Kajo-Keji, the Commissioner of Kajo-Keji County Kenyi Erasto, Confirmed to No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper that one soldier loyal to SSPDF and an attacker were killed following the particular occurrence.
“Yes, an attack on a soldier was carried out yesterday at around 12 noon whereby one soldier was killed and he managed to also gunned down one attacker, and its true and incident of that kind happened,” he said.
“The soldier who was attacked died after he has already also gunned down one attacker,” he added.
The Commissioner further revealed that the number of those who came and laid the attack seems to be huge one according to the investigators.
“We realized that the attackers according to the investigation, the number of the attackers in the estimate is around 15-20 when the security actually analyzed how they actually laid their ambush,” Commissioner Kenyi whispered.
He also reiterated that according to their analysis, the attackers would be forces loyal to the National Salvation Front (NAS) who were just passing by.
“Actually we would not tell where they are coming from, but according to the analysis, they are forces loyal to NAS who are just passing by, they came from the East side and they are going to the west” he further revealed.
According to the Commissioner, the body of the attacked soldier is due to be transferred to Juba for burial as demanded of the family.
Commissioner Kenyi has urged the people of Kajo-Keji County and those particularly living in the area to remain calm and peaceful.
Insecurity still continue to worry the people of Kajo-Keji County, with reported series of killings, abductions, detentions, rape, and arbitrarily arrest of innocent people by the armed forces including the Payam Administrator of Nyepo payam who still continue to be in detention in the army barracks since March this year.
With this incidence, fears are that people of Kajo-Keji in refugee camps readying to return home may hold their gear on a break until security is seen in the area since people always love to live in a peaceful environment.
In March this year, an eleventh-month-old pregnant woman in Kajo-Keji survived attempted rape by an armed cattle herder.
This month also traders in Kajo-Keji reported counter levels of harassments by security personnel and hijackers when travelling which has left most in fear of their lives.
Kajo-Keji a county consisting of five payams of Nyepo, Kangapo I and II, Liwolo and Lire was once blooming with full of life and farmers but nowadays it lays in ruin as the biggest percentage of its inhabitants fled for their lives to refugee camps in Uganda.