Ugandan traders robbed and killed in South Sudan


Unknown gunmen have attacked and killed more three Ugandan traders before robbing them.

The deceased who are said to have been killed on Thursday between Aruu Junction and Magwi town in Eastern Equatorial state were from the Eastern district of Iganga heading to Magwi.

The deceased were reportedly from Iganga district heading to Magwi town aboard a Fuso truck registration number UAR032P before the gunmen opened fire on them at 10 am.

Police identified the deceased as Majid Ahmed 50 from Iganga district, Ronald Kyambade 29 from Kayunga and Francis Ocan 32 a resident of Gulu district who was driving the truck.

Aswa regional Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema said police has started with its investigations.

Okema added that in a separate attack, unknown gunmen also shot dead three Eritreans between the same routes who were heading to South Sudan’s Juba capital from Kenya.

He said identities of the deceased have not yet been obtained adding that their bodies are also still in Magwi town.

On May 16, unknown gunmen abducted 20 people from the north-western Yumbe District, which borders South Sudan, sparking fears in the region.

The raid in Lewa village, a farmland in Kochi parish, happened at around 2am on the fateful day, residents, local and security officials said.

The whereabouts of the abductees remain unknown, but Yumbe District chairman Taban Yasiin said they were likely taken to South Sudan and a search was underway to find them.

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