Four Ugandans Feared Dead In South Sudan Following Ambush
Four Ugandans are still missing and feared dead, three weeks after their bus was ambushed enroute to Uganda from South Sudan.
The four were traveling aboard a coach belonging to Friendship Bus registration number UAM 126V that was ambushed by suspected South Sudan rebels at Konyi Village 70km from Nimule boarder post on September 3rd.
“We have not yet got any information in regards to Ugandans who are still missing – the driver of the bus that was attacked, the conductor and two other people. 4 people are still missing. We have not yet got any update but the SPLA forces together with our embassy in Juba. They are working hand in hand to follow up on this case,” Uganda Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi said.
Five people were injured in the ambush after one of the gunmen opened fire. One of the gunshot victims succumbed to his wounds at Juba Hospital.
After the attack, Kaweesi, said some of the survivors of the attack were returned to Uganda and others taken to a Juba hospital.
He revealed that they were coordinating with authorities in South Sudan to track and bring back the missing Ugandans.
“The SPLA of South Sudan is doing whatever they can to retrieve them from wherever their captors are holding them,” Kaweesi said.
However, the latest we have gathered is that the four Ugandans who went missing following the attack have not been founding fueling speculation that they could have perished.
The Juba–Nimule road has experienced a series of attacks by unidentified armed individuals despite the deployment of organized forces along the road.
South Sudan police and national security services have since blamed the two ambushes on the Madi tribal forces, under the command of Martin Kenyi. Kenyi is allied to Machar.