Eight Fishermen Shot Dead as gunmen from South Sudan raid Moyo

MOYO DISTRICT: A yet to be known gang of gunmen suspected to be from South Sudan raided Moyo District last evening and shot eight Ugandan fishermen dead.

The victims, residents of Gbari village in Moyo Sub-county are said to have been attacked while fishing in River Nile on the Ugandan side.

Mr Moses Tumwiine, the District Internal Security Officer confirmed the shooting and said a fisherman who survived the attack was undergoing treatment at a health facility in Moyo District.

“It is true we have got the reports of the incident. But already a witness who survived the attack is at our health facility getting treatment. Details can be obtained from him,” he said.

The survivor who sustained injuries on the head has been admitted to Bilbao Health Center III in Moyo Sub County.

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In the latest attack, the security personnel said they were still investigating to ascertaining which armed group attacked the fishermen.

The attack comes just six days after officials from Uganda and South Sudan met in Kajokeji town in South Sudan to discuss how to resolve the continued cattle raids, abductions and the general insecurity situation in the border areas.

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Residents of Gbari village have suffered numerous attacks by armed men from South Sudan who mostly raid their cattle and abduct some of them for a ransom.

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