NIMULE—Two Ugandans travelling home from South Sudan are among the six people killed in ambush in Nimule.
The 10am attack on Wednesday happened between Keripi and Moli 55 kilometres from Nimule town when the Toyota Naoh in which the victims were travelling was fired at killing the passengers and driver on the spot.
The two Ugandans, whose identifies could not be readily established by this news website, are said to be from Yumbe District in West Nile.
According to West Nile UPDF Spokesperson, Lt Ahmad Hassan Kato, efforts to get full details of the victims were futile since their belongings, including identification documents, had been taken by the assailants.
Lt Kato confirmed to PML Daily that bodies of the victims had been taken to Nimule Hospital Mortuary as efforts to identify them continued.
No one has yet claimed the ambush.
“The militia groups behind the attacks are not yet been well established,” Lt Kato said, adding that the route to South Sudan, especially that to Juba, is not yet safe for civilian travel without military escort.
“Our message to Ugandans, especially the traders on that route, is that South Sudan is not yet safe,” he added.
Lt Kato advised Ugandan traders to desist from using the Uganda-South Sudan route unless they are informed that the route is secure.
Last week, two militia groups suspected to be SPLA Opposition and SPLA Government clashed near Jale, two kilometres from Moyo District, causing fear among residents.