Two South Sudanese arrested in Elegu for attacking UPDF troopers

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A South Sudanese soldier and civilian have been arrested in Elegu City Council in Amuru District following an assault on UPDF troopers patrolling the porous border entry factors.

The suspects are; Karibinu Dhel, 28, a soldier with South Sudan Folks Defence Forces (SSPDF) hooked up to the Republican Guard in Nimule and Martin Okot 24, a South Sudanese dealer in Nimule.

The duo was a part of seven armed South Sudanese who had compelled their means into Uganda by way of Unyama River, a porous border level.

Mr Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner additionally the chairperson of the district safety committee, says the South Sudanese compelled their means into the nation to facilitate transportation of unlawful medication.

“What’s bringing all these issues is the difficulty of unlawful medication, there was some unlawful commerce of those medication from Uganda to South Sudan, nevertheless it has been stopped. Now they wish to come and take them forcefully. Most of them rely upon these medication to outlive,” he stated.

Maj Caesar Olweny, the UPDF 4th Division Spokesperson, says throughout the scuffle, the attackers disarmed and shot a UPDF soldier recognized as Ashiraf Ocaya who’s hooked up to Elegu army detach. Ocaya is admitted on the UPDF 4th Division Army Hospital in Gulu for remedy.

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“The soldier sustained accidents on the proper thigh and he’s receiving remedy as we examine circumstances beneath which it occurred. The general public ought to perceive that crossing via the improper line is felony and we’re decided to make it possible for no unlawful commerce is happening in our space,” he stated.

Aswa River Area Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema divulged that the case was recorded at Elegu Police Station as CRB 108/2020 and the suspects face tried homicide expenses.

Chatting with this reporter in an interview this morning, Mr Okema defined UPDF recovered a firearm Reg No. 56- 5621820 that was being utilized by the suspect and was handed over to Elegu Police.

By the point of submitting this story, a joint safety workforce comprising police and UPDF was nonetheless looking for the remaining suspects who’re nonetheless at giant.

Final month, 4 SSPDF troopers have been shot lifeless by UPDF troopers in a gun hearth change in Yumbe District.

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