- July 18, 2021
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Two Ugandan Truck Drivers Murdered In Cold Blood In South Sudan
Two Ugandan truck drivers have been shot dead by unknown assailants in Juba, South Sudan.
According to Aswar Region Police officer Daving Ongom, the two assailants, dressed in South Sudanese military attire attacked and shot the drivers dead at a roadblock along the Juba Nimule Road in Jubek County, Central Equatorial State in South Sudan.
The particulars and of the deceased truck drivers and their vehicle number plates are yet to be established
Ongom confirmed this incident saying that the bodies of the deceased were taken to Juba hospital for Post-mortem.
He added that the same assailants also ambushed one Genza Godfrey, 29, a resident of Matugga in Wakiso district while driving a Fuso fighter truck, Reg.No UBE 668K and he was injured in the leg.
He was later rushed to Aruu Junction where he received first aid at a clinic
The police spokesperson advised Road users to be extra careful on the Nimule-Juba road is still not safe for travelers.
It’s worth noting that last month, two Ugandan truck drivers fell into an ambush and were ordered to burn their trucks along the Ikwoto-Tseretenya road which leads to Uganda.
According to reports from local sources, two vehicles from Kapoeta heading to Uganda fell in an ambush by unidentified gunmen.
The armed men reportedly asked the drivers to set their tracks ablaze or get killed and one driver managed to burn his vehicle. The second driver tried to set fire to his vehicle without success.