Suspected Congolese Militiamen
have robbed ten boat engines in the latest raid on Lake Albert in parts of
The militiamen staged two different
attacks near Sebigoro landing site in Kabwoya Sub County and Runga landing site
Kigorobya Sub County, in Kikuube and Hoima Districts respectively, on Sunday night.
Albertine Region Police
Spokesperson Julius Hakiza told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that the
Militiamen held the fishermen at gunpoint before ordering them to surrender
their boat Engines. They then fired several bullets in the air and crossed to
the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to Hakiza, security personnel
in the region are liaising with their Congolese counterparts to have the robbed
boat Engines recovered.
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Attacks by suspected Congolese
Militiamen on Ugandan fishermen have been rampant on the Lake Albert waters
since February 2018.
In March suspected Congolese
militiamen raided three different landing sites in Buliisa district and robbed
35 boat Engines. The attacks occurred
near Bugoigo, Walukuba and Butiaba landing sites. During the same month, three
suspected Congolese Militiamen raided Kyehoro landing site in Kikuube district
and abducted one fisherman.
In November 2018, Seven Ugandan
Fishermen were gunned down by suspected Congolese Militiamen near Kaiso landing
site in Hoima district.