Two Detained for Trafficking 8 Sudanese to Uganda

Police Spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga. PHOTO/FILE

Adjuman, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | The North West Nile territorial police and Adjuman District have apprehended two individuals on suspicion of trafficking eight Sudanese individuals from South Darfur’s Nyala through South Sudan into Uganda.

The suspects, identified as Maguek Machar, a South Sudan refugee at Ocea Refugee Settlement in Madi-Okollo District, and Yousi Salih Barka Rahma, a 42-year-old resident of Tanganyika cell, Oli, division in Arua City, are accused of persuading a Sudanese family to seek refuge in Uganda while they were in Juba.

The family, carrying eight individuals, was intercepted at Sinyanya village in Ukusijoni Sub County, Adjuman District, driving a Toyota Noah with the registration number SSD 532. The trafficked victims include Sana Siddige Ibrahim, 48, Samar Tarig Adam Ali, 27, Younies Tarig Adam Ali, 23, Sabaa Tarig Adam Ali, 21, Sabna Tarig Adam, 17, Mustaga Tarig Adam Ali, 15, Soru Tarig Adam Ali, 12, and Moayed Tarig Adam Ali, 10.

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These individuals had been trafficked from Nyala in South Darfur due to the conflict and the pursuit of better education, medical services, and food.

The victims have been transferred to the OPM reception center in Adjuman for further assistance, while the two suspects are facing charges related to human trafficking.

The police strongly condemn these schemes exploiting vulnerable refugees and remain dedicated to combating such activities. They encourage anyone with information about potential human trafficking situations to report them to the nearest police station.

Official government data reveals a more than 400% increase in human trafficking cases over the last five years.

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