Crime & Investigation

Northern Uganda Abductions: Police Suspect South Sudanese Rebels


Uganda Police suspect Ugandans abducted last week by unknown assailants in Northern Uganda were taken to join rebel activities in the South Sudanese Central Equatorial province.

Over 20 youths mainly aged between 20-35 years were kidnapped when unknown armed insurgents attacked Boroborochu village in Yumbe district.

Addressing journalists on Monday, purchase Police publicist Fred Enanga quoted intelligence information showing the attackers took off and ran towards South Sudan.

The Ugandan forces could not pursue the assailants in a foreign territory.

“They invaded with 4 AK-47 rifles and according to one of the abductees who managed to escape; they went to Jalimo area in Central Equatorial Province which is believed to be a training camp for rebels loyal to Maj Gen Martin Kenyi, find ” Enanga said.

“The RDC for Yumbe is set to contact the commissioner for Kajokeji County in South Sudan to find a way of pursuing the suspected rebels and have the abductees returned,” Enanga noted adding that the army and police have increased deployment in the affected area.

South Sudan have been grappling with a bloody internal conflict for the last three years.

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