There is heavy police deployment at Ediofe Cathedral in Arua ahead of the burial of the late Bishop Frederick Drandua this afternoon. Police has strategically deployed officers along the road leading to and outside the cathedral.
Ibrahim Saiga, the North Western Region Police Commander, says they decided to step up security to ensure the safety of the mourners before and after the burial.
According to Saiga, the decision to deploy follows incidents of violence registered in the past two days after a group of Christians disagreed with the organizing committee on the burial arrangements.
Saiga says he received a phone call on Monday from some committee members notifying him about the chaos emanating from the disagreements prompting them to deploy to restore calm.
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Richard Andabati, the head teacher Arua Montessori Nursery and Primary School appeals to mourners to stop finger pointing and desist from spreading baseless rumors about the demise of the late Bishop.
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The late Bishop succumbed to cancer of the esophagus at Nsambya Hospital on September 1. Thousands of Christians drown from West Region, the neighboring South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, have converged at the cathedral to give the Bishop a befitting send off.