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President Kiir forms committee to investigate Kajo-keji crisis

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (File/Getty

JUBA, FEBRUARY 8TH 2023 (THEJUBAMIRROR NEWS ) – President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday afternoon ordered law enforcement agencies to probe, arrest and bring to justice the attackers who killed 27 civilians in Kajo-Keji County of Central Equatoria State.

On 1st February 2023, suspected rebels belonging to the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by General Thomas Cirilo Swaka attacked Jonglei state cattle herders in Kajo-keji killing at least six of them.

The herders responded, but by attacking villagers killing 21 innocent civilians. The killing took place on February 2, 2023, just a day before Pope Francis arrived in the country for a three-day peace mission in which he called on South Sudanese to forgive each other.


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