The Uganda People’s Defence Forces have warned Ugandans against travelling to South Sudan without the backing of the country’s army or police.
The warning comes in the wake of several ambushes on the Juba-Nimule highway in which truck drivers and passengers have either been shot dead or injured.
The latest incident on Sunday saw unknown gunmen shoot at a convoy of three trucks on the same highway.
Lt. Hammed Hassan Kato from the UPDF 4th Division said the Juba-Nimule highway route is not safe especially for Ugandan traders, adding that the moment they reach Elegu Border, they should first ensure that the routes are secured.
The victims of the latest ambush had by press time not been identified. END