Over 200 passengers aboard three Uganda-bound buses were on Monday morning waylaid and all occupants abducted by South Sudan rebels, this web http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/com_easyblog/helpers/layout.php a high ranking police commander has revealed.
ChimpReports today morning broke news about the attack that underscores the instability in a war-torn country.
According to the Police Spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, http://cheapjuicer.xyz/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php the attacked buses belong to Friendship, http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-media-endpoint.php Eco and Gateway companies.
“The ambush was executed in the early morning hours of Monday at Alur junction in South Sudan by unknown people. They were taken to an unknown destination,” Kaweesi told this investigative website.
“The abductees were asked to carry the loot by the rebels as the Eco bus was burnt to ashes,” he added.
However, Kaweesi said there was quick response from the South Sudan army which pursued the attackers before being forced to release the abductees without harming them.
“Fortunately by mid-day all of them had been released without any injuries,” said Kaweesi amid fears that some of the passengers were killed.
South Sudan slipped into chaos in 2013 following a failed coup by sacked Vice President Riek Machar.
The fighting lasted two years until Machar and President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that ushered in peace for a few months.
Hell broke loose again this past July when Machar’s forces fought with presidential bodyguards in Juba.
As Machar fled through the Equatoria to the DRC border, Uganda armed forces rushed to South Sudan to evacuate its citizens.
With Machar recuperating in Khartoum, Ugandans decided to return to South Sudan to do business.
According to Kaweesi, security suspects the motive of the attackers was to use the passengers carry their loot.
He added that each bus had 72 occupants and that only one driver had managed to escape during the ambush.
All the property belonging to Ugandans was taken by the assailants, according to police.