SPLA-IO accuses govt troops of committing atrocities in Central Equatorial

628x-1JUBA – South Sudan’s opposition faction has accused government troops of ethnically targeted killings of civilians, arrests and rapes in Katigiri and Lainya areas in Central Equatoria State.

Col. Kenyi Bennett, spokesman for the SPLA-IO in Central Equatoria, told Radio Tamazuj that the government forces had arrested 26 civilians at Katigiri area in the last three days.

“The government forces arrested citizens at Katigiri, the citizens were living in the bush due to fighting, and they arrested about 26 people three days ago” said Kenyi.

He further said about 16 among the detainees were killed and that the government troops took some of the detained citizens to their garrison outside the area. Bennett also accused the government forces of gang-raping a girl, besides the killing of a young man in Lainya County last week. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: NewsNow/Radio Tamazuj Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.