Gunmen attack Ugandan Buses in S. Sudan, Over 50 Feared Dead

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Gunmen attack Ugandan Buses in S. Sudan, Over 50 Feared Dead


By Serestino Tusingwire


Ugandan nationals are feared to have been killed while others abducted following an ambush on three Ugandan buses along Nimule-Juba Highway in South Sudan by unknown gunmen on Monday morning.

According to Maj. Ceaser Olweny, the Fourth Division Spokesperson, buses attacked are; Echo Bus, Gateway bus and Friendship Bus that were travelling from Juba to Kampala.

He said reports they received from security counterparts in South Sudan indicates that the gunmen first shot and burnt down Eco Bus before the others also entered the same ambush.

“It’s true that three Ugandan buses travelling from Juba to Kampala were ambushed this morning. We are yet to establish reports on what exactly happened as information are still scanty,” Maj Olweny said.

He noted that the passengers in all the buses were robbed of their valuables before being left adding that there are reports of others who have been abducted.

Maj Olweny said some of the passengers who were abandoned by the gunmen are being escorted by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army [SPLA] to Ugandan border side aboard Friendship and Gateway Buses.

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