Five people have been confirmed dead in an ambush along Nimule-Juba road on Wednesday.
Lt. Ahmed Hassan Kato, the UPDF spokesperson for Westnile says two Ugandans whose identities are yet to be established were among the five killed in the attack.
He says the victims were attacked on their journey to Juba between Moli and Keripii in a Noah vehicle registration number UAS 442B which was carrying six occupants.
Lt. Kato added that the attackers looted all property from the vehicle.
No rebel group has however claimed responsibility for the attack according to Lt Kato. He urged Ugandans wishing to travel to Juba to take precautions saying the route is still unsafe due to the insecurity in S. Sudan. “”The route to S. Sudan is not yet safe because of the current war situation in S. Sudan. We appeal to the Wanainchi to always ensure that the route from the borderline to S. Sudan is clear and safe for travel rather than risking their lives and property,”- He concluded.
The spokesperson for the armed opposition faction loyal to former First Vice-President, Riek Machar said he was unaware of the attack.
“There were no any SPLA IO soldiers sent to attack public transport buses on the Nimule- Juba highway, so we are not responsible for today’s road ambush,” Paul Lam Gabriel said as reported by Sudan Tribune reported.
In June, five Ugandans, among 15 passengers, were shot dead in an ambush by unknown gunmen on a civilian convoy on Nimule-Juba Highway in South Sudan.