Hersi Abdiriza, 45, was found dead in his guest house room in Lorikwor West Ward, Elegu Town Council in Amuru District around 6:48 am on Tuesday. His compatriot Osuman Ibrahim reported the death to the police.
Business and traffic were paralyzed as security personnel hunted for suspected contacts of the driver. However, five people were traced and immediately whisked away to the Gulu School of Clinical Officers quarantine facility.
Victims being brutalized and extorted during patrols and night curfews include boda-boda cyclists; shop keepers, mechanics, restaurant operators, welding and metal fabrication workers as well as and street vendors among other who operate in Pece; Layibi, Bardege and Laroo Divisions.
With trans-boundary cargo vehicle drivers and their crew appearing to be the main new threat of spreading COVID-19 disease in Uganda, the ministry of trade is trying to revise guidelines for the truck drivers to ensure that they don’t spread the disease to the communities on route to their respective destinations.
Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the truck has been moved to Spedag offices in Nakawa in Kampala and will be opened this afternoon to ascertain the minerals, its quantity, value and owner of the truck.