About 7000 Ugandans have been safely evacuated from the insecure South Sudan and brought home today.
In addition to the 4,500 Ugandans earlier rescued, more 7000 people have successfully been brought home as tension continues to grow in South Sudan.
Lt. Paddy Ankunda, the UPDF Army spokesperson says, “Five thousand more civilians evacuated by UPDF from South Sudan today”.’
He added that joint forces have generally succeeded in the evacuation mission.
A 30km long convoy just crossed to Uganda from South Sudan. #About 7000 evacuated
— Paddy Ankunda (@defenceuganda) July 19, 2016
This comes in handy to prove success of the army’s earlier on mission when South Sudan faced a crisis that threatened a possible war due to disagreement between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.
Chief of Staff and Forces, Brig. Leopold Kyanda while addressing media at Bibia army detach said, “We are happy with the progress made so far made in the evacuation from South Sudan”.