Government has spoken out on Ugandan traders and truck drivers shot dead in South Sudan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) cited the “reckless killings” that happened at different times with the most recent being March 29 on the Yei – Juba route.
“Following the news of the attack, the government of Uganda conveyed its serious concern to the Government of South Sudan and has worked with it to facilitate the return of the bodies of the deceased,” MOFA said.
It noted that the Government of Uganda is working tirelessly with the government of South Sudan to recover the remaining bodies.
“The Government of Uganda has further appealed to the Government of South Sudan to restore security along routes from the Ugandan border points into Juba, to facilitate safe movement of persons, goods and services.”
Government of Uganda has advised its nationals to exercise “extreme caution as they travel to South Sudan.”
“They should note that violent crime such as carjacking, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings have taken place in South Sudan, particularly the Oraba – Kaya – Yei – Juba road,” the statement issued Thursday added.
South Sudan authorities on Wednesday evening handed over four bodies of the deceased Ugandans.
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 (March 28) by suspected South Sudanese gunmen.