In a statement released on Friday Ugandan Police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi revealed that the two were transporting merchandise from Kampala to Juba, in a FUSO truck before they were attacked on Thursday night.
“Yesterday, Thursday, 9th March, 2017, at around 1500 hrs, two Ugandans were allegedly ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen at a place called Moli, located 50 kms along the Nimule-Juba highway,” Kaweesi said in the statement.
The details and motive of the attackers are not known but according to Kaweesi, the bodies of the two victims who were not named have been transferred to Juba Hospital for further postmortem while investigations continue.
Kaweesi has appealed to Ugandan businessmen to “exercise caution by seeking clearance at every checkpoint, and driving in convoys, due to the repeated attacks along the Nimule-Juba highway.”
He said that the Ugandan Police is engaging their South Sudan counterparts to ensure stronger security measures are put in place to promote the safety of people traveling on the same highway which is rife with ambushes.