Soldiers rob college in Kajo-Keji

South Sudan People’s Defense Forces spokesperson-Major Gen. Lul Ruai Koang | Courtesy: Radio Tamazuj

Six armed men in military uniform on Saturday reportedly raided Kajo-Keji Christian College at Romogi in Kajo-Keji county in Central Equatoria state.

The soldiers robbed humanitarian agencies operating in its compound. Lule James Kenyi, principal of the Kajo-Keji Christian College told radio tamazuj.

According to Kenyi, a group of gunmen observed to be members of South Sudan army (SSPDF) looted offices of the American Refugee Committee (ARC) International South Sudan Program and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

He said the gunmen looted over 17,000 US dollars, about 23,000 SSP and over 1.2 million Uganda shillings.  Other valuables including a laptop and mobile phones were taken, according to him.

The college management urged military command in Kajo-Keji to arrest the soldiers and have stolen funds recovered. South Sudan People’s Defense Forces spokesman, Major General Lul Ruai Koang, confirmed government soldiers were involved in raiding the college in Kajo-Keji.

“Soldiers led by a sergeant who deserted the military base went and looted citizens. Military commanders in the area have been directed to search for them, form a disciplinary committee for them and bring them to the military leadership for accountability and trial,” said Lul.