Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy KMP police spokesperson, said covert operations have been intensified. Owoyesigyire also confirmed that they have deployed plain clothed team because patrols have been monitored by thugs.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire identified the suspects as Robert Mugisha and Sam Muyomba, these were arrested in an operation by Katwe police Division that targeted gangs that rob motorcycles in areas of Bunamwaya and Ndejje.
Cassava and grain plantations have since been razed as animals tramp on vegetation across several villages in the district. But with the destruction came the rampant death of animals, in what is believed to be an act of vengeance by those being angered by the damages.
“My boys had gotten used to the classroom environment which kept them busy throughout the day, but since they are still in lower primary and are yet to return to school following the covid-19 lockdown restrictions, they had resorted to fishing as a means of making themselves productive,” their father says.
The eight were attacked on Thursday night while fishing on the Ugandan side of River Nile, where they were surrounded by the armed men who were allegedly looking for their cattle. They said that the cattle had been stolen and taken into Uganda.
One of the victims, aged eight, is said to have been lured by a neighbour who asked the minor to follow her, but later handed her to people who hijacked and later defiled the child. She was thereafter strangled and dumped along Church Road, where she was rescued by a police patrol and taken to Naguru Hospital.
Some of the abducted Ugandan fishermen are currently being held at the Tchomia Landing Site, Bunia district in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. But their colleagues at Kaiso Landing Site are now asking Ugandan authorities to engage their counterparts in the DRC for their release.