A South Sudanese soldier and civilian have been arrested in Elegu Town Council in Amuru District following an attack on UPDF soldiers patrolling the porous border entry points.
The suspects are Karibinu Dhel, 28, a soldier with South Sudan People Defense Forces attached to the Republican Guard in Nimule and Martin Okot 24, a South Sudanese broker in Nimule.
The duo was part of seven armed South Sudanese who had forced their way into Uganda through Unyama River, a porous border point.
Mr. Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner also Chairperson of the District Security Committee, says the South Sudanese forced their way into the country to facilitate transportation of illegal drugs.
Maj. Caesar Olweny, the UPDF 4th Division Spokesperson who warned the community against illegal border crossing and trade says during the scuffle, the attackers disarmed and shot a UPDF soldier identified as Ashiraf Ocaya who is attached to Elegu military detach, and is admitted for treatment at the UPDF 4th Division Military Hospital in Gulu. Maj. Caeser speaking……
Last month, four South Sudan People Defense Forces soldiers were shot dead by UPDF soldiers in a gun fire exchange in Yumbe District. END