Unlike with the heavy handed means of how they handle the opposition supporters of NUP, The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has ruled out military action to force the South Sudanese government to hand over the missing bodies of Ugandans killed across the border on Monday.
The UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso says that Uganda is going to use diplomatic channels including round table negotiations to solve the latest border conflicts that left 8 Ugandans dead.
In the midst of the week, unknown gunmen targeted Ugandan trucks in transit and shot at least 5 Ugandan drivers and killed them instantly. The violence would later on escalate with more offensives targeting Ugandan owned businesses and transit trucks. Juba did not issue a statement regarding the incidents and maintained its mute. It should be recalled that the South Sudanese people have for a while been hostile towards migrants of Ugandan native operating in their country. Ugandan traders and businessmen say they live under fear as reckless armed groups target them in broad daylight and sometimes institute raids in the night.