Six arrested for kidnappings on Uganda-S.Sudan border


Police in the north-western district of Yumbe has arrested six people suspected to be behind the recent abduction of over 23 locals.

Two weeks ago, 23 Ugandans were allegedly kidnapped by unknown assailants in a raid along the Uganda-South Sudan border.

The victims are said to have been abducted a group of gunmen from Yumbe.

According to security officials, the raid in Lewa village, a farmland in Kochi parish Yumbe district happened in the wee hours of Mondaymorning.

The Yumbe District chairman Taban Yasiin then said they had launched a search for the abductees who were feared to have been taken to Africa’s youngest country, South Sudan.

Upon their arrest on Wednesday , all the suspects were hurriedly arraigned in court, charged and remanded to Yumbe government prison after they pleaded not guilty to the charges.

They are said to have been arrested following a tip off from some locals.

Yumbe Grade One Magistrate court presided over by Fred Awachnedi, remanded the suspects until June 22, 2016 when they will return for mention of all the 23 counts of abduction they were charged with.

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