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UPDF exits Bor, Ugandan traders flee

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Ugandan troops completed their final withdraw from Bor town in Jonglei state in the neighbouring South Sudan on Sunday.

Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, confirmed that UPDF had completely vacated the town of Bor.

“The last UPDF soldier to leave south Sudan will be October 30th,” Ankunda said.

The Ugandan People Defense Forces were deployed in South Sudan after the outbreak of conflict in 2013.

The first batch of Ugandan soldiers left Bor Town last week.

Their withdrawal is part of the implementation of the peace agreement to resolve the conflict.

Traders flee

Ugandan traders have started pulling out of Jonglei state capital, Bor saying they fear the area may be insecure following withdrawal of the UPDF troops.

The Secretary for Ugandan Community in Jonglei State, Sekeje Moses, told Eye radio that the withdrawal may not provide adequate security to Ugandan nationals in the state.

“We are scared as the community. Some of the members are shifting to Juba and others are going back to Uganda and I think,” Moses said.

There are hundreds of Ugandan nationals in the area.


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