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According to the family members, security operatives driving a minibus alias drone picked up Sheikh Lugemwa from his home in Kyabakuza in Masaka City.
Lugemwa’s wives and other family members meeting at Kyabakuza over his arrest

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The family of Sheikh Abdul Hamidu Lugemwa has cried out to the Uganda Police Force to help them trace his whereabouts following his arrest last week.  

According to the family members, security operatives driving a minibus alias drone picked up Sheikh Lugemwa from his home in Kyabakuza in Masaka City. 

His wives Sumaya Nabukwasi, Mariam Nazziwa, Salina Naigaga, and Hadijah Babirye, say that the security operatives told them they were taking their husband to the central police station.  

//Cue in: “Nga mulimu abasirikale…………    

 Cue out:…………..kyakubakolera kyona.”//  

One of Lugwemwa’s children, says that their father has been nursing injuries he sustained in the earlier arrest in 2019.    

//Cue in: “Okuva lwebamutulugunya…………     

Cue out:……………….kino taata kyeyakola.”//  

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Region Police Spokesperson, says that they do not have Lugemwa in their custody.  

He says that will continue searching for him and notify the family about his whereabouts.

//Cue in: “Tu Cross chekinze…………          

Cue out:……………kunsonga eyo.”//  

 

URN has learnt from security sources that Sheikh Lugemwa was picked up for his alleged links to the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a designated terror group with bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

UPDF and the DRC forces have since launched an offense against the rebel bases dubbed Operation Shuja.

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