Bundibugyo Death Toll Reaches 17 Top story

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Martin Tukahebwa, the Bundibugyo District Police Commander, says the six people were killed when some of the residents took it upon themselves to avenge the deadly clashes on Wednesday which claimed eight Bamba and three Bakonzo community members.

The death toll in the Bundibugyo district ethnic clashes between the Bamba and Bakonzo has reached seventeen. Six other people were killed on Wednesday evening during clashes in Bubukwanga, Gamba and Kirumwa sub counties. The dead include two Bakonzo and four Bamba community members.  


One of the murder victims is an eight year boy who was stabbed to death by unidentified assailants at Ntandi trading center in Ntoroko Sub County on his way home from school. John Mulogha, the Gamba parish chairperson, says three of the murder victims were hacked to death in his area using machetes.
 
 
Martin Tukahebwa, the Bundibugyo District Police Commander, says the six people were killed when some of the residents took it upon themselves to avenge the deadly clashes on Wednesday which claimed eight Bamba and three Bakonzo community members.
 
 
He says despite the heavy security deployment, clashes are still ongoing in remote areas. Earlier in the day, General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police met the Bamba and Bakonzo community members separately to persuade them to stop the clashes.
 
 
Kayihura's visit did not lessen the tension between the two communities and many people have relocated to safer places in Kabarole and Ntoroko districts.