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Police Spokesman: South Sudan Rebels Recruiting Ugandan Youths

According to the youths, from Araa they were taken on foot through some hills to unidentified Military camp in South Sudan after being promised jobs at a construction site.
03 Aug 2015 15:29
Police has warned of an ongoing human trafficking and recruitment of Ugandan Youths by suspected South Sudanese rebel groups. The recruitment is believed to have started two months ago in Moyo and Adjuman districts.

 

The warning stems from intelligence information and statements from three youths who were reportedly taken to a military camp in South Sudan in July this year but they managed to escape.

 

 

In their statement, the youths claim that they were recruited from Itirikwa and Ofua sub counties in Adjumani together with three others and were taken to Araa in Moyo district.

 

According to the youths, from Araa they were taken on foot through some hills to unidentified Military camp in South Sudan after being promised jobs at a construction site.

 

The affected youths are Charles Evuma, Abas Swaib, Nelson Kenyi, Mathius Leru, Zachary Mawadri and Patrick Obuleju. 

In a statement seen by URN, Obuleju says that when they reached the military camp; they saw men dressed in the South Sudan military and Police uniform. 

 

“We also saw big and small guns stored in a makeshift. We were about 12 young men from Moyo and Adjumani but only three of us were able to escape,” reads the statement in part.

 

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson says the Moyo and Adjuman District Security committees have already been put on alert to work with their counterparts in South Sudan to block any further recruitment.

 

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