Police drives ‘Firebase army’ out of Kiboga town

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Police blocks Bobi Wine's supporters

Police on Sunday blocked and drove Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s “Firebase Army” out of Kiboga town.

According to Bobi Wine, the Firebase Army, a group of young fans and friends informed him of their plans to visit Kiboga Referral hospital.

They had planned to check on the patients there, and deliver to them several items which they had collected from friends and well-wishers.

The charity event was organised to celebrate Eid-Al-Adha with patients, most of whom are very needy.

As soon as they reached Kiboga, they were blocked by the police.

More than 30 of them were ordered to remain in the vehicle while their leaders were being questioned about the group’s links with Bobi Wine.

After several hours as the police in Kiboga made phone calls to superiors, they received ‘orders from above’ and ordered them to leave the district immediately.

They were escorted out of the district. Their official camera was confiscated, and others were ordered not to take pictures.

“We condemn this kind of intimidation and persecution of our people. All Ugandans must have the freedom to move freely around this country as guaranteed by the laws of this land,” Bobi Wine said.

He added: “This is our country. Security agencies are advised to respect the law, and not allow themselves to be used as a political tool to oppress the citizen!”

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