Incident Summary:

09/27/2020: Assailants abducted four Ugandan truck drivers along Nimule-Juba road in Nesitu, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan. One hostage escaped shortly after the abduction. A second hostage escaped and the remaining hostages were killed on September 30, 2020. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Eastern Equatoria


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Nimule-Juba road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Traders: Mayende Kamaadi, Ahemed Ssebagala, Peter Tusiime
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 3
Outcome Combination
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 6000.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes The assailants were not paid the full ransom demanded.
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Firearms and hammers were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims additionally included Andrew Asiimwe. Hostage numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Two hostages escaped from their captors, while the other two hostages were killed after they failed to pay the full ransom.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bodies of two Ugandan businessmen killed in South Sudan found," Uganda Daily Monitor, October 3, 2020.
"Ugandan businessmen kidnapped, killed in South Sudan," Uganda Daily Monitor, October 2, 2020.
"Police probe murder of 2 Ugandan drivers near Juba," Sudan News Gazette, October 8, 2020.