The eight were attacked on Thursday night while fishing on the Ugandan side of River Nile, where they were surrounded by the armed men who were allegedly looking for their cattle. They said that the cattle had been stolen and taken into Uganda.
Presiding over the handover of the ammunitions at Afoji border on Wednesday the Resident District Commissioner Moyo Bob Williams Labeja said the SPLA soldiers were shot due to mistaken identity since they were not in uniform.
The Moyo District Police Commander, Steven Agaba has confirmed receiving a complaint against Vuchiri, saying they have opened a case of threatening violence at Moyo Central Police Station under CRB 347/2018.
An unidentified man in Sudan Peoples Liberation Army SPLA uniform was on Tuesday evening lynched in Moyo district. Residents of Chunyu Wano in Purojo village, located about a kilometre from the South Sudan border accused him of stealing a blanket from one of them.
The development days after a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR indicated that Uganda now records up to 2,400 new arrivals every day as thousands continue running away from the South Sudans conflict, which has spawned one of the worlds biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
Stephen Agaba, the Moyo District Police Commander, says they have collected sufficient evidence implicating the FDC official, adding that they have forwarded his file to the Resident State Attorney for sanctioning.
40-year-old Grace Kiden, one of the refugees says they were returning from prayers on Sunday when they received information that SPLA soldiers were canning residents while demanding for information from residents on gun shots heard in their area.
South Sudanese authorities in Kajo Keji have finally released 69 Ugandans who were detained following the visit of the disputed Wano village by Inspector General of Police of Uganda Kale Kayihura and his counterpart from South Sudan.
The bishop describes the act as unfortunate and uncalled-for and implores the governments of Uganda and South Sudan to expedite the process of redefining boundaries between the two countries in order to end the longstanding border dispute.
The ongoing national population census activities in parts of Moyo district has been suspended indefinitely over a border dispute with authorities in South Sudan. At the centre of the dispute is Wano Village in Moyo Sub County with both Uganda and South Sudan claiming its ownership.
Initially all refugees were resettled in Rhino settlement camp regardless of their ethnic background. But the two tribes started bickering forcing authorities to separate them to avoid tribal clashes and bloodshed, Josephine Angucia, the police spokesperson for West Nile region says.