July 24, 2024

Suspected Congolese militiamen shoot three Ugandan fishermen

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KIKUUBE

Suspected Congolese militiamen have shot three Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert.

The incident happened near Senjojo landing site in Buhuka parish, Kyangwali Sub County in Kikuube district at around 5am last morning.

The injured fishermen are Robert Amukuhikiriza, Deo Busobozi and Seremos Byaruhanga, all attached to Nsunzu B landing site in Buhuka parish.

They sustained injuries in the hand, leg and back. The fishermen were fishing when the suspected Congolese militiamen struck.

Reginal Ngamita, the Buhuka parish LC 2 chairperson told our reporter in an Interview that the suspected militiamen raided the lake between 4 am and 5 am on last morning.

They placed Ugandan fishermen at gunpoint before ordering them to surrender their fishing gears including engines, fishing nets and boats.

He says the trio tried to resist the orders of the militiamen prompting them to open fire.

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