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Kajo-Keji commissioner urges displaced civilians to return home

Author: Baria Johnson | Published: March 10, 2023

Some displaced residents camp at Mere church in Kajo Keji County, Central Equatoria State. (Photo | Courtesy).

The Commissioner of Kajo-Keji County of Central Equatoria State, is calling on the local population who fled the deadly February 2, 2023 attack in area, to return to their homes.

The unspecified number of displaced persons have been sheltering in schools and churches for more than a month now.

Phanuel Dumo said the cattle herders have already evacuated the area and have moved to western and northern part of the county.

He is appealing to the natives to go back to their homes and start cultivating.

“The cattle herders that are at the western part of the county have gone to Awulu from there I think they are on the side of Lainya now,” he assured.

“To the northern Kajokeji which is Nipu Payam, they actually left the area and they are between Keju and Kaya, so the whole of Kajokeji is evacuated they are no longer here.”

According to Daily Monitor, Uganda’s most influential newspaper, more than 450,000 people have fled their homes in Kajo Keji County to Uganda.

Eye Radio is unable to verify the displacement figures.



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