40 Rwandans, 28 Congolese arrested in Kisoro

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Over 80 people including Rwandans and Congolese have been arrested for illegal entry into Uganda, reports Uganda Radio Network [URN].

The group was arrested on Monday after crossing into the Ugandan territory through Nyakabande Sub County in Kisoro District.

The operation was commanded by Kisoro District Police Commander Christopher Ruhunde.

Ruhunde told URN the operation followed public outcry on insecurity which has resulted in an increase in cases of burglary, theft and assault.

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The majority of those arrested had no identifications, while a sizeable number was found in bars, during working hours.

They include; 40 Rwanda nationals and 28 Congo nationals. At least 15 of them were Ugandans.

On November 27, 2019, 35 people, including 32 Rwandans and three Congolese nationals were deported for illegal entry into Uganda.

A similar operation conducted on November 28, 2019, netted 83 DRC and Rwandan nationals in Kabale district.

They were travelling in a bus registration number UAV 118U belonging to Bismarkan Coaches on their way to Kampala from Kisoro district.

They included 48 women, 20 children and 15 men.

Credit: URN

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