South Sudan

EXCLUSIVE: UPDF Intelligence Officer Shot in South Sudan

Museveni inspecting military drills of UPDF soldiers last year

An officer from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence- the spy arm of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces was on Tuesday evening shot in South Sudan.

ChimpReports has exclusively learnt that the officer at the rank of Private, dosage whose identity we have withheld upon request, cost had just accomplished his spying mission when he was shot.

According to sources in the army, the vehicle of the officer was ambushed in the capital Juba before gunmen sprayed it with multiple rounds with one of them hitting his leg.

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The private who was alone in the car had to drive three kilometers with a bleeding leg to escape danger.

He lost energy and had to stop the engine to wait for evacuation or even the worst.

The officer was fortunate to be evacuated to a hospital in the northern Uganda district of Kitgum.

“The private was unlucky after fulfilling his mission in Juba. He was seriously shot in the leg but he struggled as a man to make it to safety,” a source who asked not to be named said.

It remains unclear if the attack on the intelligence officer’s vehicle was a targeted one or fell victim to indiscriminate shootings in the country.

“We are yet to ascertain who exactly did it and if he was the target. He is out of danger and under close medical supervision.”

The UPDF and Defense ministry Spokesman, Col. Paddy Ankunda did not pick our phone calls for comment on this story.


ChimpReports understands the UPDF moved to Juba on Tuesday after two days of intense planning and preparation of logistics and personnel.

According to sources, though the primary role of the force is to evacuate Ugandans trapped in the volatile neighboring country, the UPDF is also “combat ready”.

“We’re rolling there (Juba) tonight. The operation plans, transport fleets and combat vehicles are ready,” a source in the army told ChimpReports on Tuesday afternoon.

UPDF returned from South Sudan in October last year after spending close to two years in the delicate country.

The first move to the country was in December 2013 when civil war broke out between the forces of President Salva Kiir and his vice Dr. Riek Machar.

A peace agreement was signed between the two factions in August 2015, putting in place cessation of hostilities that compelled the Ugandan army to withdraw from the troubled country.

Clashes however broke out again last week between the two rival factions, killing over 270 people.


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