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Police Rescues Ugandan Kidnapped in South Sudan

Information obtained by police indicate that Issa Likambo Aziz illegally entered South Sudan capital, Juba on January 6th through Elegu international border post to smuggle cigarettes and was kidnapped by unknown assailants who detained for three days.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema - Photo by Dominic Ochola
Police in Aswa region has rescued a Ugandan national who was kidnapped on Monday in South Sudan.

Information obtained by police indicate that Issa Likambo Aziz illegally entered South Sudan capital, Juba on January 6th through Elegu international border post to smuggle cigarettes and was kidnapped by unknown assailants who detained for three days.

Likambo’s kidnap was reported by his wife, Rahima Ariye whom the kidnappers had called for a ransom of 50,000 South Sudanese Pound, an equivalent of four million shillings.

Likambo, a resident of Lorikowo West Village in Elegu Town Council, Atiak Sub-County in Amuru was allegedly accompanied by some accomplices that police is yet identify. 

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson told URN that upon receiving the report of the victim's sudden disappearance, they liaised with their South Sudanese Police counterparts who traced Likambo's whereabouts consequently leading to his unconditional release on Thursday.

According to Okema, police has commenced a fresh investigations under case file SD ref. 41/06/01/2020 to ascertain what exactly Likambo and his accomplices who are still at large had gone to do in South Sudan.