The reporters are mostly from the Uganda Homeland Liberation Movement-UHLM, a DRC-based rebel group led by Howard Openjuru, a born of Paidha district who had earlier on been arrested and arraigned before the General Court Martial on charges of treason.
Nebbi District Police Commander Bernard Mugerwa told Uganda Radio Network that the fire started in the house of one of the officers who were unreachable at the time, and spread to other rooms. It was contained almost an hour later, after the arrival of the Regional Fire Unit from Arua.
Nicholas Natajja, the OC CID Nebbi Central Police station says detectives recovered the gun following a tip-off from support staff of Nebbi Municipal Council, who were slashing the compound on Thursday.
The woman, identified as Apio Justine was abducted in 1993 at the age of five, from South Sudan where she was residing with her maternal aunt. Apio says her parents were Apolonia Muding a South Sudan national and Julius Odongo, an officer of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces UPDF.
Col. Ronald Bigirwa, the leader of the recruitment team, says 11 people were dismissed due to Hepatitis B infection; one skin infection and another was HIV positive. One of the disqualified recruits told URN on condition of anonymity that he was surprised with the experience.
The warning comes amid reports of a covert recruitment drive in parts of West Nile, Lango, and Acholi sub-regions. The drive is allegedly facilitated by a group of ex-combatants, targeting UPDF deserters and veterans.
Initial reports indicated that four police officers had been killed. However, it has been confirmed that only three officers were killed. They include Moses Ocen a constable from Apac, Farouq Waiswa, a sergeant from Bugiri and Bernard Isingoma, a constable from Hoima district.
The LC 3 chairperson of Erussi Sub County in Nebbi district has been arrested for allegedly hiring the only bulldozer of the district to some politicians contesting in the forthcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.