Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio network this evening that search for the remaining bodies is ongoing while the survivors are receiving treatment at various health facilities on Ndaiga landing site.
Buyange Landing Site Chairperson Stephen Kyeyune says five of his engines were stolen from his workers as they approached Ziiru Island. He says that pirates hold fishermen at gunpoint and order them to surrender all their possessions. Other engines were stolen from fishermen in Nkese, Buyange, and Namisoke landing sites.
After a long day on water searching for the missing bodies, nobody has been found since morning and they are tried to retrieve the boat for more bodies they suspected they were hidden under the boat but all was impossible.
The fishermen who spoke to Uganda Radio Network explain that they have continued to face attacks by Congolese Militia without any intervention by the Ugandan security forces despite their presence on the lake. The concern comes barely a day after another attack in which Congolese militia killed seven Ugandan fishermen.
Robert Ngabirano, the officer in- charge Marine police at Sebigoro Landing site, says that the armed Congolese soldiers who were dressed in army uniform and armed with three guns attacked Kyehoro landing site, Kabwoya Sub County in the wee hours of Saturday morning
However, the fishermen claim that less than a year since the deployment of the marine police force, L. Victoria has suffered many more illegal fishing and piracy. The fishermen are now demanding for an investigation into the activities of the Kasensero marine police force.