Captain Peter Mugisha, Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says that the soldiers whom he declined to reveal their identities for security reasons were arrested on Monday after a tip off from their fellows that they were helping DR Congo nationals to cross to Uganda.
William Komakech, the Kitgum resident commissioner says Boda Boda riders within the district have now been added as the sixth subcommittee in the task force to aid in implementation of the president’s directives.
Another UPDF personnel attached to the UPDF 4th Division lamented they have been arresting and sometimes beating suspects defying lawful orders without any protective equipment exposing them and their families to risk.
Residents of Gulu say that a number of them have fallen victim to antics of gangs that waylay them around Cemetery Road, Tank Road, School Road and Commercial Road in Pece Division as well as Alolokolum Road around the industrial area in Layibi Division. They are mainly looking out for people who are caught outside their homes at the time of the curfew.
The Ugandan government had earlier on announced that its borders would be closed, in order to forestall the spread of the virus, which has killed more 65, 000 People across the world. So far, the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uganda stands at 52 people, the majority of which, were all imported by travellers from Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Geoffrey Okiswa, the Serere Resident District Commissioner, says that Elegu has been working together with John Oryada who is still at large. Okiswa explains that Elegu revealed that he is a veteran while Oryada is a serving officer currently undergoing training at Lugazi.
Michael Chebet Musau, the East Division LC III Chairperson, condemned the act of shooting live bullets at civilians. He however also faulted residents for being chaotic and disrespecting security forces, which could have prompted them to open live bullets.