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Yei River residents asked to report rights violations

Author : | Published: Monday, September 5, 2016

The Governor of Yei River state has called on the denizens to report cases of human rights violations to relevant authorities in the counties.

David Lokong’a was responding to concerns of reported cases of rape, murder and arbitrary arrest raised by civilians in different parts of the state.

About week ago, a woman and her child were taken from their house by gunmen, who killed and dumped their bodies by the river in the town.

A day later, a similar incident happened in Logobera, a few miles away from the town, where a man was reportedly killed.

In both cases, no arrests have been made so far.

Governor David Lokong’a told Eye Radio that such incidents, including rape, should be reported to the police for investigations.

“Whether being in the counties, the state, Payams and Bomas, if anything happens, I want any person to register cases related to rape, murder, and arbitrary arrest,” Mr Lokong’a stated.

“I gave this warning in all the checkpoints. I don’t want the people to be disrupted in their movements in and out of the town.”

Governor Lokong’a added that he has formed a committee to investigate the reports of killings and disappearances.

He has also ordered the security organs at the state check points to grant free movement to the civilians both to and out of the town.

This order follows reports of soldiers restricting movement of civilians in Lainya, which the army has denied.

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