South Sudanese gunmen sneak into Uganda, abduct two in Moyo District

Tight secuirty. Some of the policemen and soldiers deployed to provide security along South Sudan-Uganda border in Moyo District. PHOTO BY SCOVIN ICETA

What you need to know:

  • In 2013, the Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs), Gen Kale Kayihura, and Gen Pieng Kuol (former) signed a bilateral agreement in Arua on security where issues of joint patrol at the borders were discussed.
  • In a separate incident, on Tuesday, gunmen from South Sudan sneaked into Belameling refugee settlement camp and killed Chaplin Wani, 79, who was a refugee in the camp.

MOYO. Five gunmen from South Sudan on Wednesday sneaked into Moyo District and abducted two South Sudanese nationals.
Mr Joseph Abuni, one of the witnesses, said it is regrettable when such incident occurs in the communities along the border areas. “The men were only dressed in raincoats and they abducted two men who were drinking. Both of them were South Sudanese who had been living in Moyo Town. This has created fear among the residents because more abductions could happen,” he said.
The North West Nile region CIID officer, Mr Christopher Obia confirmed the incident, which happened at Afoji Market in Moyo Sub-county.

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