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Three Congolese Nationals Arrested For Poaching In Kihihi

The suspects were intercepted and arrested by security operatives on Saturday evening in Bihomborwa village, Bihomborwa parish, Kihihi town council. Gad Rugaaju Ahimbisibwe, Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that the trio was found in possession of hammers, small stones, animal shooting devices, and dead birds.
Suspects at Kihihi police station


Security has arrested three Congolese nationals for allegedly poaching in Uganda. 

The suspects currently being held at Hihihi Police station in Kihihi town council are Suwedi Mumbere (17), Enock Bahati (16) and Mako Kiiza (14).  

The suspects were intercepted and arrested by security operatives on Saturday evening in Bihomborwa village, Bihomborwa parish, Kihihi town council.  Gad Rugaaju Ahimbisibwe, Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that the trio was found in possession of hammers, small stones, animal shooting devices, and dead birds.  

Ahimbisibwe says that although the suspects claim to be below 18 and had only crossed into Uganda to hunt for birds, security says they are still investigating. He says that security is suspecting that the trio could be disguising as poachers but with other intentions of destabilizing Uganda’s security. He adds that security will continue interrogating them to ascertain if they are connected with Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.  

The arrest of the trio comes two days after two suspected ADF rebels were arrested from Nyakabande refugees transit camp in Nyakabande sub-county, Kisoro district.  The suspects whose names were not revealed by security were found in possession of machetes, axes, knives, hammers, hand saws, nails, and pliers among others wrapped in sacks. The suspects were also found with a petroleum-like substance suspected to be for cleaning guns.  

The development also comes few days after the twin bombing near the IPS building near Parliament and the quarter guard of the Central Police Station in Kampala which left seven people dead and several injured.

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