Ugandans feared dead in South Sudan bomb attack

By JULIUS OCUNGI,

Saturday Monitor

Gulu.

Image of South Sudanese running away from a bomblast station in the past(Photo: Naharnet)

Image of South Sudanese running away from a bombast station in the past(Photo: Naharnet)

April 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Ten people have been killed and scores wounded in a bomb attack in the South Sudan capital, Juba.

Ugandans are feared to have died in the suspected terror attack but by press time, information about the identities of the dead and the injured was still scanty though the incident took place last Saturday.

An unknown assailant lobbed a grenade into a house in Itel Township near Juba Airport at 2am, where some youth were holding a birthday party for one of their colleagues, killing 10 and severely wounding several others.

The motive of the attack was not readily established as police in Juba said they were still investigating the incident.

Mr Peter Ocan, a Ugandan national in Juba told Saturday Monitor by email that they were woken up at night by a loud explosion in the neighbourhood. “The scene at the house owned by a South Sudanese was horrible. It was bloody and some Ugandans are feared among the victims,” Mr Ocan said.

Seven of the youth, all male, died on spot while three others died later at Juba hospital on Sunday.

He said some of the injured people were admitted to Juba Hospital in critical condition.
Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga on Thursday said he had not received information about the Juba attack but promised to check it up. He noted that getting intelligence reports, especially about tragedies involving Ugandans in South Sudan is a huge challenge because it takes long for South Sudan to release information.

“I am still unaware but we shall use our intelligence at the territorial areas to get the information on what happened,” Mr Enanga said.
Efforts to reach minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem were futile as he was reported out of the country.

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12 comments

  • Our sources confirmed that Mr genocidal regime is the one which cause incident in the aresa. Uganda trade man had been paid to do for truest youth of equatorial since they are malingering in the town and not bassing war in Bor

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  • JULIUS OCUNGI
    Please you should have better geographical knowledge of your country and its states,therefore Torit is the capital of Eastern Equatorial state, where that incident occurred not Juba as you erroneously reported.You lack good geographical acquaintance of your country,it is a great shame,or to certain extent you could be a foreigner. Try getting story from a reliable source than writing about the place you do not know much about.

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    • Dear Ater,

      That’s an excellent feedback to Ocungi on his false news reporting.

      What happened in Torit was a grenade blast. A group of area youth were having a house party and in the dead of the night, some unknown person tossed a grenade into the crowd of the youth partying killing some on spot.

      Now for those who want some truth, Torit is over 120km East of Juba; it’s not the capital of South Sudan.

      It’s unlikely that among the area youth was a Ugandan! Why should the reporter ring an alarm bell when the issue on the ground is quite different?

      That’s shoddy journalism which dwells on hearsay. Ocungi must be a failed journalist!

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  • That information is not sufficient or lack of accurate and details.

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  • It is a despicable act of cowardice mass murder many just to get to one’s enemy.

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  • we all know Ugandans.involve themselves in crises of s Sudan but they will dead one bye one

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  • It is yet to be confirmed whether people are transferring what happened in Torit to be a Juba terror attacks so it need patience .

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  • Peace means everythings. Can everyone tell me the meaniogs of peace and plural of peace and its percentages? I don!t know! ..

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    • All our Nuer brothers in diaspora , wishing always bad thing to happen in South Sudan I don”t know why? The exaggerate………. ,you are desperate to rule the country as Nuer tribe,in the same time you want the worse to happen in South Sudan contradicting mentality.

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  • It’s not wishes of Nuer nation that killing those innocents citizens days and nights as insecurity within the capital Juba. Mr.Deng ! I think you do not judge first your tribal led to the country among South Sudanese that are daily likes to see blood and, please go back to Mr.Innu” president tell him his poorly leading as in Dinka language. “Question, what does Dinka’s (empire) have been done to us in the country? instead of some comments that bear your mindless in “Diasporas” as you cried and reacts useless.

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  • It is good to published news that are audited and carefullt research is done rather publishing bias and carry not meaning

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  • To all my friends it is agreat joy as I heard that Ugandans have died in bomb explosion .one of my friend told me in 2012 that no one above Ugandans for money loving since I heard that the war broke out b/n Kiir and Machar ‘s forces I knew that they will join the fight b/c they know that south sudan has Oil .they will not leave south sudan unless the oil has been stopped from selling it to the world market they sacrified their live for money .most of their friends have lost their live in Somalia but the contract in somalia has ended that is why they are dying in South sudan shame on you money lovers !!! (By ambrose)

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