20 Congolese nationals have been arrested in Kasese
District for illegal entry into Uganda.
Joshua Masereka the Deputy RDC Kasese says security personnel acted
on a tip-off from residents in Kisanga A, Nyamwamba division in Kasese
Masereka adds that some of those trying to enter Uganda are
escaping from the war-torn Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
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Masereka says security personnel have launched investigations into
circumstances under which the Congolese nationals enter and settle into Uganda.
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James Muyinga owning rentals in Kisanga Kasese municipality says
his wife was approached by a group of about 15 people at different intervals
looking for rooms to rent.
However, on interacting with them she discovered that they were hailing
from DRC. She informed her husband who in turn alerted the police.
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Five of them were arrested before they led police to another group
that had made its way into Kasese All Saints Church.
However, police concealed the names of the Congolese,
for fear of jeopardizing investigations.
UNHCR reports that since the start of the year to March, attacks
blamed on the ADF have killed nearly 200 people, injured dozens of others, and
displaced an estimated 40,000 people in DRC’s Beni Territory in North Kivu
province as well as nearby villages in Ituri province.