Another resident of Fitina Mbaya who only identified himself as Swaleh, said in July 2019, some SPLA soldiers stormed his shop and picked 3 mobile phones, 2 solar panels, a box of soap, silver fish and seven goats from his home.
Brigadier General Thik Bol Giir S. Sudan Military Attache' to Uganda being shown the spot where one of the S. Sudanese soldiers was shot and died by the W. Nile Brigade commander Mjr. David Opeera at Fitina Mbaya on Wednesday.
The South Sudan government has pledged to stop its troops from entering and destabilizing
Ugandans in Fitina Mbaya and also return all the property and money looted from
Ugandans in Goboro in Yumbe district.
The South Sudan
Military Attache’ to Uganda, Brigadier General Thik Bol Giir made the pledge during
a fact finding mission on the recent clash between UPDF and South Sudanese
soldiers, which claimed the lives of four SPLA soldiers.
Giir, who travelled to the scene where the four Sudanese People’s Liberation
Army-SPLA soldiers were gunned down by UPDF on Wednesday, was perplexed to hear
stories of looting from residents.
Speaking in Lugbara,
Edward Adiga, a resident and farmer at Fitina Mbaya told the delegation that
three S. Sudan soldiers stormed his residence a month ago and picked two chickens
and UGX 15,000 from him.
“One of the soldiers
threatened to shoot me if I didn’t give him money, chicken or goat, after
pushing me left and right, I had to give him the money and he left me,”
Another resident of Fitina Mbaya who only identified himself as
Swaleh, said in July 2019, some SPLA soldiers stormed his shop and picked 3 mobile
phones, 2 solar panels, a box of soap, silver fish and seven goats from his
“The soldiers later
returned three of the goats. They slaughtered the other four at a home very
close to the border,” said Swaleh.
Brigadier General Thik
Bol Giir told URN at Fitina Mbaya on Wednesday that two chickens and Shillings 13, 000 were recovered from one of the soldiers and
shall be returned to their owner in Uganda once their investigations are complete.
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Major David Opeera the West Nile Brigade Commander, says they have agreed with
commanders in South Sudan to ensure that they take full control and command of
He says leaders in the two countries have agreed to improve on communication
and encourage residents to report any incidents in their area.
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Taban Yusuf, the LC 1 chairperson Fitina Mbaya, says many locals who have been
cultivating in the area have been forced to flee to Goboro trading center
citing repeated threats from the SPLA soldiers who keep invading their farms.
He says the soldiers tell Ugandans that they want the guns taken from their colleagues
who were shot by UPDF.