Three families are stranded at Bwijanga police post in Masindi district after they were evicted from their homes on Friday.
45 homes and a church were burnt down in Ntoma Parish, Bujenje county Masindi district, shortly after they recieved an eviction notice from court.
Court granted Baguma Robert permission to evict 45 homesteads from the village of Rwensururu-Kihanga, located 27 miles south of Masindi.
For years, Baguma has been in court with the residents over the land of about 120 acres.
On Friday, Baguma who is a mulaalo pastoralist stormed the village with a horde of policemen and men from Bravo Court Bailiffs, destroyed people's homes and slashed their croplands.
David Tamuzadde, the Masindi district police commander says the eviction order was backed by the Inspector General of Government. He adds that the evictees were given ample time to relocate but refused to leave Baguma's land.
Tamuzadde says it is the evictees who should compensate Baguma. Most of the affected fled in disarray. Baguma could not be reached.
48-year-old Esau Kasigwa, is one of the few people that have pitched camp at Bwijanga police post with his wife and three children.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that last night angry residents burnt down Baguma's house and killed his animals.
Evas Katusabe, the area LCI chairperson describes the development as catastrophic. She says the eviction comes barely a week after the village was hit by a heavy hail-storm that destroyed crops.
On August 20 2008, Lt. Geoffrey Talemwa ,a Presidential Guard Brigade soldier was tied with ropes and beaten up to almost unconsciousness when he attempted to evict the people on Baguma's behalf.