Security has been heightened along the shores of Lake
Albert in Bunyoro districts to avert cross border crime during the festive
The districts with heightened security include Buliisa, Hoima, Kikuube and
Kagadi. They often experience a surge in attacks by suspected armed Congolese
militiamen who use the porous border points.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that the surveillance
is aimed at averting any attacks by criminals who terrorize border communities
more especially the suspected Congolese militia who have on several occasions attacked,
robbed and killed Ugandans on the Lake Albert.
Hakiza says they have intensified both foot and water patrols that
are being conducted by the police and the Uganda People’s Defense forces-
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Amos Asiimwe, the Buliisa Resident District Commissioner-RDC Buliisa has asked
residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons to security personnel.
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Bernard Kyomukama a resident of Kasio landing site in Buseruka sub-county
calls for close monitoring and supervision of the porous border points.
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Charles Okumu, a resident of Butiaba landing site in Buliisa
district calls for proper screening of all people entering the region from the
Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC coming to celebrate Christmas with their
relatives in Uganda.
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For the past two years suspected Congolese militiamen have
attacked, killed and robbed fishing gear from Ugandan fishermen in Hoima,
Kagadi, Kikuube and Buliisa districts. This has caused fear among the fishing community settling on the Lake