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Nine S. Sudanese refugees arrested in Uganda over riots


May 26, 2018 (KAMPALA) – Police in Uganda have arrested nine South Sudanese refugees for leading riots and damaging equipment of a humanitarian agency in the West Nile district of Arua.

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South Sudanese refugees carrying Core Relief Items walk down a road in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Yumbe District, Northern Region, Uganda. (UNHCR/David Azia)

An alleged delay in the supply of food rations caused the riots.

The West Nile regional police spokesperson, Josephine Angucia was quoted saying the South Sudanese refugees broke into the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) stores, stealing food items, wheel barrows, hoes, slashers, three computers, tarpaulin and spray cans.

"When police swung into action, the riots were stopped. Nine suspects were arrested and detained at Yoro base camp police station pending transfer to Arua CPS [Central Police Station]," she told Xinhua.

According to the police, 11 wheelbarrows, 11 hoes, 9 slashes, some electric items and computer accessories have been recovered.

"Refugees are advised to use proper channels of sharing their grievances through their leaders to the concerned authorities instead of taking the law into their hands," said Angucia.

"When some continue to misbehave and not abide by our laws and procedures, they will be arrested and prosecuted according to Ugandan laws," she added.

Last year, WFP announced a food aid cut by 50% to hundreds of thousands of refugees living in Uganda, citing financial constraints.


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  • 27 May 07:48, by Mayendit

    South Sudanese refugees people in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo and Sudan will soon realizing that, the rations wouldn’t satisfied their needs and they should have returned back to their own homes since, they were brainwash by their own people who desperately on claiming positions poorly. In 21st years of the SPLA/M struggle, many places were liberated but the people haven’t leave their homes .

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    • 27 May 11:09, by padiit gaga

      This Uganda polices do not know about Dinka live they don’t know what destroyed s.sudan it is greedy,looting,and robbery of them. Now they brought that behaviour to camp they robbered WFP in Uganda as they did in Juba. All these 9people are from Dinka tribes according to eyes witness. Let them go to Awil where people feed on dogs and monkeys meats. S.Sudan sanction in oil till evil president accep

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      • 27 May 11:33, by padiit gaga

        Accepted peace by this evil president is what will stop suffering of S.SUDANESE if not sanction must be contue as it is on oil andon individual now Goss has no budgets because the oil is sanction every body robber what some one has the always foods in hotels if order food while u are going to wash your hand Dinka come and steal ur food on table. People don’t wash their hands when the order foods w

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        • 27 May 11:43, by padiit gaga

          People don’t was their hands when the order food in Juba Hotel in fear of Dinka robbery. If you order food while you going to wash your foods the take it and eat if u ask the says go and ask Kirr who started war. Why the started war while they are depressed?

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      • 28 May 06:35, by Kuch

        padiit gaga,
        Are you pretty sure that these "Nine S. Sudanese refugees arrested in Uganda over riots" thieves, losers & traitors are Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan? Not really. Fellows, here in our Nilotic plains, we have been fighting wars all our lives, but there are some ’fools & opportunistic creeps like Acholis’ who think that they can chew with *two molars*>>>

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        • 28 May 06:43, by Kuch

          They were Acholis of Uganda when we were fighting war with the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan. They joined the so-called *lord liberation Army (LRA)* against the South Sudanese people (SPLM/A) during our genuine war of independence. These so-called Acholis’ fools were set up by their Mr. Barack Hussein Obama>>>

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          • 28 May 06:51, by Kuch

            when he came & *let his LRA, EDF & his so-called SPLM-IO* into our country in 2015- 2016. Fellows, here in our Nilotic plains, we are very very racist than even white people. Raila Odinga has been brought into our country. We are going to bomb Kenya, and Central Kenya to near extinction>>>>

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            • 28 May 06:58, by Kuch

              Lokichogio, Kakuma, Alep triangle & even our lake Turkana; we are going take our country & our people back our Kenyan fellows. We are back and we want a war.

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            • 28 May 06:58, by Kuch

              Lokichogio, Kakuma, Alep triangle & even our lake Turkana; we are going take our country & our people back our Kenyan fellows. We are back and we want a war.

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  • 27 May 08:21, by marie

    The situation in South Sudan is no better. 10 months, civil servants have not got their salaries. Rampant killing and looting of civilians properties is the order of the day. At least in the camp, though there is hunger but they are alive.

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