“They raided homes; a number of our comrades were abducted from different areas between 10th and 11th May. We are reliably informed that most of them are being held at CMI headquarters in Mbuya and are being subjected to all manner of torture and humiliation." -Joel Ssenyonyi, NUP Spokesman
Elly Apenyo, 29-year-old businessman and his colleagues Denis Olwa 40-year-old social worker were arrested on Monday and detained at Lira Central Police Station till Friday afternoon when they were paraded before court.
Maj. Mugisa also revealed that unlike the first disarmament where the army was only after illegal guns, the new phase of disarmament will also look at bows and arrows especially from the notorious category of warriors that he notes have been listed by the security agencies.
The projection has been made by the newly appointed National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA Executive Director Rosemary Kisembo as she assumed her new office at the authority’s headquarters in Kololo.
According to family members of some detained suspects who spoke to URN, some people claiming to be government officials hoodwinked area youth chairperson Kibirige Peter Clever of Bwaise I parish to mobilize youth that would attend a youth meeting at Club Whispers Kanyanya, saying that government wanted to register youths who would benefit from upcoming youth projects cash.
The angry traders also accuse the town council authorities for failing to install security lights as a measure to scale down the rampant thefts which they say have scared away prominent investors that had a stake in developing the town council.