Fishermen Recover Fishing Gear After Paying Ransom to DRC Militiamen

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Some of the boat Engines that were recovered from suspected Congolese armed men in 2019. These were returned by Congolese Authorities after negotiation with Ugandan government officials.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.

Some of the boat Engines that were recovered from suspected Congolese armed men in 2019. These were returned by Congolese Authorities after negotiation with Ugandan government officials.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.

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Wanzalla Okechi, one of the affected fishermen who is still pursuing the release of his boat engine, fishing boat and 14 sets of fishing nets told Uganda Radio Network in a telephone interview this morning that the militiamen are demanding US$ 500 to release his fishing gear.

 

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