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Ugandan authorities condemn South Sudan military spokesman for circulating false information

Nov 1, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Responding to the incident of Oct 27th, 2020 that led to the killing of two South Sudanese soldiers and capturing of one soldier by the Ugandan army, the UPDF deputy spokesperson has condemned the South Sudan military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, for circulating what he regards as “false information”.

Ugandan military deputy spokesperson, Lt.Col. DEO Akiiki addressing a press in Kampala(Photo credit: courtesy image)
Ugandan military deputy spokesperson, Lt.Col. DEO Akiiki addressing a press in Kampala(Photo credit: courtesy image)

Narrating their side of story, the deputy spokesperson of the UPDF, Lt. Col. DEO A. Akiiki, said the report that was circulated by the South Sudan military is “completely false”.

“The statement is completely false and a deliberate misrepresentation of what actually happened” Lt. Col Akiiki said.

Akiiki went on to narrate how it is the South Sudanese soldiers who crossed over to Ugandan side as opposed to the Ugandan army crossing into South Sudan.

“That on 27th Oct 2020 at around 1300 hrs SSPDF troops of about a platoon (36) size established an illegal road block and an ambush at Ted-Nagwe (Atwila) in Pangira sub-county, Lamwo district several kilometers inside Ugandan territory for unknown reasons”

“On receiving this information from the locals, the UPDF deployment in the area of Ngamaroma moved to Ted-Nagwe on a fact-finding mission”

“While approaching the spot where the illegal roadblock was, one SSPDF soldier was spotted and the UPDF commander approached him for an explanation, while interacting with him the rest came from the ambush and instantly opened fire towards the UPDF troops”

“The SSPDF soldiers were hovever subdued by UPDF retaliatory fire in which two SSPDF soldiers died and one was captured with three guns (SMG). There was no single casualty registered on UPDF side”.

“The two bodies, the captured soldiers and the three guns were handed over to the South Sudanese authorities on 29th Oct 2020”

The Ugandan Deputy spokesperson calls on both military to address the matter and put it to rest.

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