Four Ugandan drivers have been shot dead by unknown gunmen on Yei-Juba highway while heading to Juba for business.
The incident occurred on Sunday 28th March 2021 between Ganji (Lanya County), 65kms to Juba and Kullipa, which is 58kms to Juba on Yei-Juba road in South Sudan.
Those confirmed dead are Stephen Amati, Dada Abugo, Ali Sonny and Sadam Noah.
The Koboko Resident District Commissioner, Mr Sazir Mayanja, said the drivers landed in an ambush.
“I can confirm that four people who were heading to Juba from Koboko District were gunned down and their bodies are at Ganji. At least 13 people who were passengers have been rescued and all are under the government of South Sudan,” he said.
Mr Mayanja said they are coordinating with authorities of Yei in South Sudan to rescue those who were abducted.
It is not yet clear which armed group killed and abducted some of the passengers.