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4 Ugandans go missing after road ambush

Author : Junior Ali | Published: Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Uganda Police says four of its nationals who were travelling in the ‘Friendship’ bus that was attacked two days ago along the Juba-Nimule road are missing.

South Sudanese authorities confirmed that one person was killed and two others injured in the attack on the Friendship bus, plate number UAN 126 V.

The Uganda Police Spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Felix Kaweesi, says some of the survivors of the attack have returned to Uganda and others are recovering in a Juba hospital.

He says they are coordinating with authorities in South Sudan to track and bring back its missing nationals.

“The SPLA of South Sudan is doing whatever they can to retrieve them from wherever their captors are holding them,” Lt Col Felix told the Ugandan media in Kampala on Wednesday.

It’s still not clear if South Sudanese nationals using the bus are also missing. Efforts to reach police authorities to comment on the matter were unsuccessful.

The Juba–Nimule road has experienced a series of attacks by unidentified armed individuals despite the deployment of organized forces along the road.

Recently, armed attackers shot at a bus in Loa, injuring the driver.

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