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UPDF Speak Out On Bor Airforce Bombardment

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“We will here many stories like that for different reasons. Bor is a couple of miles from Juba, unless we posses supernatural powers, we couldn’t have moved that fast,” he stated.


Gen Wamala also noted that “peace for South Sudan means peace for Uganda if you look in the big picture” hence no need for escalating conflicts.

Chief of Defence Gen Katumba Wamala

“It makes more sense when there is peace for both. Maybe you should ask people from Moyo what a peaceful South Sudan means to them,” he pursued.


When asked about Ugandan army guarding President, Salva Kiir, and most important government strongholds, Wamala said, “Kiir is not the issue, safety of Sudanese and Ugandans plus all other nationalities is the most important,” he clarified.


Contacted earlier in the day on the same issue, army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, told Chimpreports that Ugandan airforce has not engaged in the alleged bombardment.

Lt Col Paddy Ankunda

“Those are other planes but not Ugandan planes,” Ankunda said.


Meanwhile, UPDF has managed to evacuate more than 600 Ugandans stuck in Juba since the conflict broke out at the beginning of the week.

rodgers@chimpreports.com

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