Panic engulfs residents as mysterious drone hovers over Juba

An unidentified drone hovers over in the capital, Juba on October 31, 2020 |Photo: Via Facebook

November 1, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudanese were left in shock after a mysterious drone with bright flashing lights was spotted flying over the capital, Juba, on Saturday.

“Our citizens and certain uninformed officials panicked over what they perceived as UFOs or Drones flying over Juba,” Deng Bol Aruai, the Chairman of the Red Army Foundation confirmed on his Facebook on Sunday.

Several eyewitnesses interviewed by our correspondent gave an account of what the drone looked like.

“At first glance, it looked like an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) but when it started flying at a low altitude, we noticed that it was, in fact, a drone,” said Michael Ajak Deng, a Juba resident interviewed this evening by Thessherald.

There are also concerns that the drone may have been sent by foreign spies to snoop around and gather information about the country.

South Sudan, which gained independence in 2011, is currently dependent on the Sudanese government for air traffic as it lacks financial capability to build an Air Management System at Juba International Airport.

South Sudan needs millions of dollars to construct a modernized Airport Management System that has an Air Traffic Control Administrator, Over Flight Billing, Real Time Apron Management, Airport Flight Information Display, Gate Allocation, Automated Warehouse, Security and Meteorological Systems.

Report | By Buay Kapduel

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