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South Sudan army accuses Uganda of intrusion into its territory

Army spokesman Maj-Gen. Lul Ruai Koang (Photo credit: Eyet Radio)
Army spokesman Maj-Gen. Lul Ruai Koang (Photo credit: Eyet Radio)

June 19, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan army has accused neighboring Uganda of intrusion into its territory denying reports by the Ugandan media that four South Sudan soldiers were killed last month inside Uganda.

Last month, Ugandan media reported that South Sudan soldiers had entered Uganda soldiers and were committing robberies before four of them were killed by the UPDF.

However, Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) spokesman denied that the soldiers were killed in Uganda, but said they were killed by Ugandan army encroachers inside South Sudan territory.

“The soldiers were on foot-patrol they were trying to keep an eye on illegal movement of villagers across the border and they were basically enforcing the rules on control of COVID-19, so they were shot at in our territory, but Uganda reported it like they were shot in their territory, which was not true,” Lul was quoted by the Eye Radio today.

He has accused Ugandans of claiming many lands in the southern border of the world’s youngest country.

“It is a disputed area the Ugandans encroached on it. And you know very well that the Ugandans have been encroaching in our territory starting from this side of Magwi up to that side [of KajoKeji,” he added.

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