Police Gives Jubba Long Distance Truck Drivers Protection
Long distance trailer drivers are said to be escorted up to River Nile in Southern Sudan.
This follows attacks on them which happened last week.
The police spokes person for Acwa region, Jimmy Okema told the press yesterday that the Ugandan Police together with the Southern Sudanese police were giving escort to the long distance drivers.
Okema said that the Convoy escort would continue until further notice from the Inspector of the police in Uganda.
He also cautioned the drivers along the high way to avoid driving at night saying that it would be difficult for the police to respond in time when they get any challenges on the road.
Ugandan traders and drivers doing businesses in South Sudan of recent demanded for their protection.
They also threatened to blocked Elegu border on Gulu-Juba road following the killing of five people including two truck drivers by unknown attackers at Mesito, located about 15km from Juba town.
The drivers were identified as Tom Asaba and a turn-man only identified as Moses and one Benya who was shot and injured in the leg.
In the second truck was Adam Sabwo, a Somali of Kenyan origin, who was also killed in the attack.
The attack comes barely a month after the Inspector General of Police and his counterpart of Southern Sudan met in Gulu and agreed on joint security patrol along Kampala-Gulu-Juba road to combat such incidences.