Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says two weeks ago, armed South Sudanese shot dead a UPDF officer only identified as Lance Corporal Oketch in a gun fire exchange after they illegally entered Uganda.
URN has obtained video clips were the village defense secretary Sulait Zziwa is recorded picking money from the counter. It also shows a UPDF soldier and an LDU attempting to jump over the counter before they were alerted about the presence of cameras in the place.
Among the six killed in the past two weeks is Benjamin Lomongin, a parish chief of Nabwal in Iri- Iri Sub County who was shot dead when muggers attacked his home on January 30. The community now faults the police and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF for failing to provide security to the communities.
Mugisha who was elected on the NUP ticket says that in addition to those who are missing and their relatives not certain where they are, there are tens of bedridden victims nursing injuries and in severe pain caused by the would security personnel who are expected to protect their lives and property.
Five other journalists were also evicted from the tally center. UPDF and police officers were seen blocking journalists from conducting interviews near the tally center. Some television journalists were also tasked to delete the footage they had recorded in exchange for their freedom.
According to the President of the Association Moses Muhangi, four boxers are missing and their whereabouts unknown. They include Coach Robinson Mudde Ntambi, the Former UBO World Super Flyweight Champion who was reportedly picked from his home, Michael Kiiza a boxer and sports trainer at Mengo Social Centre, Joseph Lubega who participated in the 2004 Olympics and Robert Mukasa.
The journalists who had turned up to cover the Monday press conference tasked the Chief Political Commissar of the Uganda People's Defence Force Brigadier Henry Masiko to apologize for the brutality of journalists by security personnel.
Patrick Ochieng, a resident of Singila village accused some FPU officers of conniving with their civilian counterparts to confiscate their fishing nets and charge them between 200,000 and 300,000 to recover them.