Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner also Chairperson of the District Security Committee, says the South Sudanese forced their way into the country to facilitate transportation of illegal drugs.
A South Sudanese
soldier and civilian have been arrested in Elegu Town Council in Amuru District
following an attack on UPDF soldiers patrolling the porous border entry points.
The suspects are Karibinu
Dhel, 28, a soldier with South Sudan People Defense Forces (SSPDF) attached to the
Republican Guard in Nimule and Martin Okot 24, a South Sudanese broker in
The duo was part of seven armed South Sudanese who had forced their way
into Uganda through Unyama River, a porous border point.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn,
the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner also Chairperson of the District
Security Committee, says the South Sudanese forced their way into the country to
facilitate transportation of illegal drugs.
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Maj. Caesar Olweny, the UPDF 4th Division Spokesperson, says during the
scuffle, the attackers disarmed and shot a UPDF soldier identified
as Ashiraf Ocaya who is attached to Elegu military detach. Ocaya is admitted
at the UPDF 4th Division Military Hospital in Gulu for treatment.
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Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema divulged that the
case was recorded at Elegu Police Station the suspects were charged for
attempted murder under case file CRB 108/2020.
Speaking to URN in an interview this morning, Okema explained UPDF recovered a
firearm registration number 56- 5621820 that was being used by the suspect and
handed over to Elegu Police.
By the time of filing
this story a joint security team comprising police and UPDF was still hunting
for the remaining suspects who are still at large.
four SSPDF soldiers were shot dead by UPDF soldiers in a gun fire exchange
in Yumbe District.