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South Sudan Hands Over Bodies of Ugandan Drivers

On Wednesday, a delegation from the Ugandan side led by the Mayor Koboko Municipality Wilson Sanya and the Regional Police Commander Aswa Steven Kaija received the bodies at Elegu Border point in Amuru District at 6:30 pm.
The Ugandan Delegation heading to Elegu Border Point to Receive the Bodies

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The bodies of four Ugandan drivers who were shot dead in South Sudan have been returned.

The four; Amati Steven from Maracha District, Dada Gadaffi, Ali Noah, and Sadam Andama residents of Koboko Municipality were killed in Ganji Lanya county along the Yei-Juba road on Sunday afternoon by suspected South Sudanese gunmen.

On Wednesday, a delegation from Uganda led by the Mayor Koboko Municipality Wilson Sanya and the Regional Police Commander Aswa Steven Kaija received the bodies at Elegu Border point in Amuru District at 6:30 pm.  They were handed over by officials from the South Sudan National Security.

The bodies were later taken to Abuku Health Centre III in Abuku Sub Country for postmortem.

Kaija says that the bodies will on Thursday be handed over to the relatives for burial.

Meanwhile, South Sudanese traders in Koboko Municipality have reopened their shops.

The traders had closed their businesses after receiving reports that Ugandans in the area were planning to attack them following the death of the drivers.

Peter Aringu the Chairperson of the South Sudanese Refugee Association in West Nile, says that the situation has returned to normal in Koboko. He adds that they had received rumours of possible revenge attacks. He condemned the killing of the drivers.

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Aringu called for calm among Ugandans and South Sudanese living in Koboko.

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 Earlier on Ratib Muki the chairperson of Taxi drivers Yumbe stage in Koboko town assured the South Sudanese that they do not have plans to attack anyone.

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