Armed Ezo teenagers detained by SSPDF commandos over unlawful roadblocks have been released.
Six armed adolescents apprehended over the weekend in Ezo County, Western Equatoria, for reportedly building unlawful checkpoints have been freed.
On Saturday, they were apprehended by the SSPDF Commando Unit in Ezo County.
The nameless young males were allegedly caught with two illegal weapons and machetes.
“These youngsters were not criminals,” claimed Ezo County Commissioner Charles Abel Sudani, “they were simply going to check on their fields from the entrance of the Ambororo with their livestock to the land.”
Sudani said that when questioned, the six men stated that they brought the firearms to defend their fields from nomadic pastoralists, which justified the security forces’ decision to release them.
“Unfortunately, when they were leaving, the Commandos unit escorting the politicians crossed the road and were apprehended.”
“After detaining them, the matter was examined, and they were found not guilty, they were discovered to be defending their farms from Ambororo, and they were freed.”