Army captures flags, ammo from S.Sudan invaders

Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia prepare to advance on the central Somali town of Buur-Hakba.

Ugandan soldiers

There is relative calm at Ngom Oromo border in Kitgum District after after UPDF troops repulsing suspected South Sudan nationals who had invaded Ugandan territory.

The invaders who entered the area on Friday evening had erected a barricade about 150 Meters away from Uganda immigration check point.

They controlled at least 9 Kilometer swathe of land they claimed belongs to South Sudan territory.

They had threatened to extend their control to Limur River Bridge, 14 Kilometers inside Uganda.

Lt. George Musinguzi, UPDF 5th Division spokesperson says UPDF repulsed the invaders with sporadic gunshots with no resistance.

Musinguzi said there was no casualty during the skirmish.

Col. Stephen Mugerwa, the 5th Division Deputy Commander told Uganda Radio Network that UPDF recovered four magazines loaded with ammunition, two South Sudan flags and other items.


Army captures S.Sudan flags in border fighting

Gunfire started in the afternoon at Ngom Oromo border point during an operation to evict dozens of the invaders from the area.

Mathew Ochen Akiya, the Lamwo District Chairperson told URN on Monday evening that the group was led by Martin Okello, the head chief of Pajok Payam, a Luo ethnic group in South Sudan.

They went ahead to erect a new border point at Limur, in Ngom Oromo Village, Licwar Parish, in Lokung Sub County, 14 Kilometers inside Uganda.


The Disputed Borderpoint Marked With Orange Line.

Akiya says the invasion is an escalation of a border dispute that started in 2012 following the end of the civil conflict in South Sudan.

UPDF was prompted to deploy and engage them after they ignored a peaceful message asking them to abandon the captured territory.

Juba and Kampala are yet to settle the border standoff through and agreement.


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