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Security personnel in Arua have been warned against harassing pregnant
The Resident District Commissioner Arua Nahori Oya says that several guidelines have been misinterpreted by security personnel
when enforcing the president and Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines.
He says that his office has received several complaints against
security officers who mistreat and assault pregnant women who are either
carried on motorcycles or found walking to hospital without face masks.
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Oya’s warning comes a day after an eight months old pregnant woman Jenifer
Bako from Onduparaka village was reportedly assaulted on Monday by a Local Defence Unit
personnel for not wearing a mask. Bako was going to for antenatal services
at Oli Health Centre IV.
Bako collapsed and rushed to Arua hospital by police where she was operated.
Lauben Ndifula the Uganda Peoples Defence Force Public Relations Officer
for West Nile said they do not tolerate any acts of indiscipline by soldiers enforcing
the guidelines on prevention of covid-19. He says that the army and the police are hunting for the LDU who assaulted
“We are still tracing the LDU and we are going to ensure he faces
justice for his actions,” said Ndifula.
While addressing the nation, President Museveni warned
law enforcers, especially the local defence units, against assaulting and
beating people they found out during curfew hours.
In April, sixteen security personnel were arrested on allegations
of torture. They were arrested from Elegu Town Council in Amuru district
for brutalizing 38 people who allegedly defied the President's COVID-19