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On arrival at Afoji border post, the Moyo District Police Commander, Ignatius Dragudu asked Lokongas escorts to surrender their weapons in vain. Dragudu attempted to dialogue with Lokonga and his team to surrender their weapons to Uganda Police for safe custody before they are allowed into Uganda but they stood their ground.

There was a standoff at Afoji border post in Moyo district on Saturday when Julius Lokonga, the Commissioner for Kajo-Keji County in South Sudan attempted to cross into Uganda with heavily armed escorts. 

Lokonga had been invited to Moyo for a victory party and thanks giving ceremony of Williams Anyama, the Moyo District LC V chairman elect. On arrival at Afoji border post, the Moyo District Police Commander, Ignatius Dragudu asked Lokonga's escorts to surrender their weapons in vain. 

Dragudu attempted to dialogue with Lokonga and his team to surrender their weapons to Uganda Police for safe custody before they are allowed into Uganda but they stood their ground.
 
 
After failing to comprise with Uganda Police, Lokonga and his team decided to return to South Sudan. Dragudu told URN that they would have allowed the Commissioner and his entourage to cross into the country if they had complied with the security controls.
 

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A reliable source at Afoji border post told URN on condition of anonymity that "Allowing the commissioner and his delegation to cross into Uganda with their guns would undermine security controls, which can provoke some people."