The message on the threatening leaflets tells residents to start going home earlier so that the killers can find them in their homes.
Panic and tension has continued to mount among the residents of Buyanja sub
county in Rukungiri District after unknown
thugs dropped leaflets threatening to kill people within the area.
The threatening leaflets have been found in
Kisharara cell, Rubanga parish, Buyanja sub county in Rukungiri District
written in Luganda language with messages threatening residents that they
should prepare for their time is coming.
According to Agaba Emmy Rubondo, the Buyanja Sub
County Chairperson, the assailants warned that they would start their attacks
on 3rd October 2021.
“The leaflets which carried messages in Luganda,
were first seen by juveniles who took them to their guardian,” Rubondo said.
The message on the leaflet also rallies residents to
always go home earlier so that the assailants can find them in their homes.
They also promised to chop off heads of unnamed
village Chairperson in Buyanja as well as other people in Buyanja and Kebisoni
Edwin Atukunda, the Rukungiri district acting
district police commander confirmed to our reporter that it true the leaflets
were dropped and found in Buyanja sub- county Rukungiri district.
Atukunda noted that as police they are doing all
they can to contain the situation. He therefore asked the residents to stay
calm and leave the police to work on the matter.
“I am appealing the public stay calm, be very careful and
to report any person they suspect to be a wrong doer,” Atukunda said.
Stephen Bewayo Nsubuga, the Rukungiri District
Resident Commissioner confided to this reporter that his office has already
got a report of the matter adding that security teams are already assessing
“My office is aware and well informed about this
situation and as security we have already deployed investigative officers to
assess the situation on the ground” Bewayo said.
Bewayo who heads the District security noted that
this should be a wake up reminder to all the residents to work hand in hand in fighting
The RDC who also confirmed that the assailants in
previous leaflets said they want 10 heads from the district as threats of
murders that started from Masaka spread, is asking the residents to observe vigilance
and report any suspicious elements within their areas so that this threat can
be easily dealt with.
A week ago, the suspected attackers indicated
that they were done with the Greater Masaka region and were now planning to
strike Bushenyi, Mitooma, Rukungiri, and Mbarara, according to letters they
dropped in Bushenyi district.