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Kajo-keji police officer murdered in his house – says commissioner

Author: Chany Ninrew | Published: Friday, February 2, 2024

Barricade tape for crime scene (Courtesy)

A police officer was murdered in his house in Kajo-Keji County on Thursday evening, following a series of insecurities in the area the commissioner said.

Phanuel Dumo said the slain officer he identified as Tomba was murdered a day after wildlife rangers clashed with “rebels” in a nearby forest.

Dumo reported that during the confrontation, a gunman was killed, one was wounded, and another was captured.

“On Wednesday, the wildlife force went out and exchanged fire with rebels. One of them was killed, one was injured, and another one was captured. He is now in custody being interrogated,” Dumo said.

“Unfortunately, last night, at around 8:30 pm, one of our veteran police officers called Tomba was attacked in his house and killed.”

“These are some insecurities, but we will handle them. In a situation where we are not disarmed and people move around with their guns as holdout groups, we also ask our boys to be vigilant.”

 The insecurity incidents came after a deadly ambush on the convoy of a chief in the area.

Meanwhile, Governor Emmanuel Adil has re-directed Commissioner Dumo to restore calm in Kajo-Keji County, according to a statement from his office.

The governor condemned the current insecurities and assured the state that he is taking drastic measures to bring the perpetrators into account.

 

 

 

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