John Tibasiima, a resident at Bugoma landing site in Kyangwali sub-county in Kikuube wants security to be heightened to ensure that they are protected from any possible attacks by the suspected ADF militants who may retaliate.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson has confirmed the heightened security surveillance and deployment at all the entry points to prevent any wrong elements from entering the country through Lake Albert waters.
Vicent Mwesigye, the Albertine Regional Police Commander, says that the heavy deployment is aimed at stopping the illegal entry by Congolese nationals into the country amidst the surge of COVID-19 infections.
According to the residents, the heavy deployment is scaring them since they are now being denied access to the forest reserve. They say no one is currently allowed to step even at the entrance of the forest reserve since Wednesday this week
The two; Opio Ozelle and Singa Kowe were killed in a fire exchange with Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF soldiers on April 9, 2020, after they were found robbing Ugandan fishermen. Five others were also arrested by the UPDF while on the lake.
Vincent Omoya, the Kabwoya sub county Vice-Chairperson told URN this morning that more than 300 refugees mostly women, children and men loaded on 30 boats arrived at Nkondo, Bugoma and Sebigoro landing sites in Kabwoya sub county on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network this morning that the operatives raided Sebigoro landing site around 11pm and started confiscating immature fish from fishermen.
Onek says that the President received several complaints regarding the resettlement exercise. According to Onek, the President has instituted a team of officials from Uganda Peoples Defense-UPDF, State House and the police to investigate the exercise.
The businessmen from the areas of Joo, Tchomia, Muvaramu and Kasenyi in the Eastern part of the DRC crossed to Kampala through the lake Albert waters on Wednesday last week. They had planned to cross back to DR Congo on Saturday