According to reports, Byamani and three friends went to fetch water when a crocodile suddenly emerged from the lake and seized him. His friends rushed back home, screaming for help, and alerted residents about the crocodile attack on their friend.
The six-armed robbers dressed in Congolese military camouflage raided the lake Albert waters in the wee hours of Sunday morning at around 3am near Runga landing site in, Kibiro Parish in Kiganja sub county.
The deceased in his 20s whose particulars have not been established reportedly escaped from the Kyangwali refugee settlement area with two others whose particulars are also not established last week and went to carry out fishing activities at the Nsonga landing site in Buhuka parish, Kyanagwali sub county in Kikuube.
Baker Ogen, the LC I Chairperson of Rwentali Landing Site told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Sunday afternoon that although the two fishermen sounded an alarm following the incident, it was too late for other fishermen to come to their rescue since they were a distance away from them.
The affected fishermen are from the landing sites of Sebigoro, Kyehoro, and Nkondo in Kikuube, Kaiso, Kijangi, Fofo Rwentali, Mbegu, Kiryamboga in Hoima, Ndaiga, and Kitebere in Kagadi, Bugoigo, Butiaba, Walukuba and Wanseko in Buliisa.
Keleb Karongo, one of the affected cattle keepers, says he has lost five cows in a period of three days following the persistent attacks on his animals by the hippo. He wants Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to immediately intervene and drive the hippo away.
Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO told URN in an interview that the construction works for the health facility have commenced and are expected to be completed within six months.
The Floods displaced thousands of people in Butiaba and Kigwera Sub counties and Butiaba town council in Buliisa district since March 2020. The floods submerged several homes destroying household property.
The deceased fishermen are Godfrey Kandole 30 and another one only identified as Richard 35 both fishermen attached to Kibiro landing site in Kiganja Sub County. Their fishing boat reportedly capsized on Tuesday after it was hit by strong winds