They were intercepted at 2 a.m. last night at Pakwach check-point while travelling in a Nile Coach Bus which was hired to take off for Kampala from Arua after midnight. The Ugandan government has maintained a nighttime curfew running between 9 p.m. and 5: 30 a.m, as one of the measures to control movement and contain COVID-19.
According to reports, the armed Congolese soldiers carried an impromptu raid on the fishermen at around 9 pm accusing them of encroaching on the Congolese side. They arrested the fishermen and took away their gears to Congo.
It is said that hundreds of Alur people were fired at and several of their houses burnt down by soldiers guarding Brig. Charles Otema Awany's farm, bringing another twist to a long-term conflict between the two cultural groups.
The deceased only identified as Odii in his 40’s was found lying unconscious at the road junction between Panyimur and Parombo in the night of Wednesday after he was reportedly beaten by a mob for reasons yet to be known.
The suspects are, according to Police, the ringleaders of the violent clashes which erupted this morning leading to the destruction of 50 grass thatched houses, the death of 40 head of cattle and disappearance of three people. The two sides are fighting over 500-acres of communally owned land in Panyigoro parish.
Muzoora says the five were returning from Nwoya district this morning where they had gone for cultivation on a canoe loaded with sacks of foodstuffs, which were too heavy for the water forcing it to capsize. The deceaseds bodies were recovered from different spots following a joint search by marine officials and residents.