Crime & Investigation

Gulu: 7 Traders Shot Dead En Route to Juba


Police in Northern Uganda have started investigating the murder of at least 7 traders, look who were yesterday travelling from Kampala to Juba in South Sudan.

The traders were reportedly intercepted and shot dead at a place known as Kyomberio between Arua and Gulu. These included 3 Ugandans, 3 Eritrean nationals and one South Sudanese national.

“Armed with Ak47 riffles, the thugs opened fire on the traders who were traveling in a Fuso lorry, killing all of them,” said Jimmy Patrick Okema, the region’s police spokesperson.

He identified the Ugandan victims as Ronald Kyambadde from Kayunga, Majid Kandoga from Iganga and Francis Ochan an Acholi from Gulu.

“The motive of the assailants is not yet known but we still suspect robbery because all the money they had was taken,” said Okema.

Their bodies are currently in Gulu hospital as the search for the thugs who are still at large goes on.


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