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 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
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
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.
//Cue in: “the situation in Koboko…
Cue out: “…revenging on who?”//
Aringu called for calm among Ugandans and South Sudanese living in Koboko.
//Cue in: “we came from the country…
Cue out: “…part of it.”//
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.