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Seven Ugandan Fishermen Shot Dead on Lake Albert :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Seven Ugandan Fishermen Shot Dead on Lake Albert

It is alleged that the Fishermen where attacked and shot by DRC Militiamen as they went to search for the body of one of their colleagues who were cut into pieces and dumped into the Lake by the same group on Mond

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Seven Ugandan Fishermen have reportedly been shot dead by Congolese Militiamen on the Lake Albert. The incident happened on Saturday evening near Kaiso Landing site in Buseruka Sub County, Hoima district.

The deceased are all Fishermen attached to Kaiso landing site. One other person was injured in the attack and is now admitted to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital.

It is alleged that the Fishermen where attacked and shot by DRC Militiamen as they went to search for the body of one of their colleagues who were cut into pieces and dumped into the Lake by the same group on Monday.

Robert Mujuni, the Representative of the fishermen at Kaiso Landing site told Uganda Radio Network  that the current situation on Lake Albert is worrying and fishermen are now fearing for their dear lives.  He adds that  the security of the lake has been taken over by the Congolese Militia.

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Ibrahim Odongo, a fisherman at Kaiso Landing site who lost an Uncle in the Saturday attack explains that life on the lake has become very difficult following the attacks that have left scores of people killed in a period of one week. He calls for immediate government intervention to address the situation on the lake.

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Amos Muhindo, the second in command at Kaiso Landing site police post says that the Saturday attack was carried out by more than Five  Militiamen dressed in Congolese army Uniform. They were all armed with guns.

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Deo Obura, the Albertine region Police Commander confirms the incident adding that police has launched investigations to ascertain the rootcause of the attacks. He says the relevant security offices in the country have been alerted about the Saturday massive killing.

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The Saturday evening attack brings to Twelve, the total number of Fishermen who have been killed by the suspected Congolese Militiamen in a period of one week.

On Monday,  the group attacked and cut into pieces five Ugandan fishermen on the lake Albert waters before dumping their bodies in the water. Two people were critically injured during the attack and were rushed to Hoima Hospital where they are currently nursing severe wounds.

Ugandan Fishermen have lost Billions of Money in the hands of the suspected Congolese armed soldiers who invade the lake Albert waters and confiscate their fishing gear including fishing nets, boats, boat Engines and Hooks among others.

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