Bundibugyo Tense as RDC is Shot in Fresh Attack Top story

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In short
This morning heavy gunfire rocked Bundibugyo town lasting up to 30 minutes. It's reported that unknown people threatened to attack Bundibugyo police station, but were repulsed by a combined effort of the UPDF and police. Three of the attackers have been arrested.

Pius Mujuzi, the Resident District Commissioner of Bundibugyo has been shot in fresh clashes in the district.

Bakari Mugah, the Rwenzori region police spokesperson told Uganda Radio network that Mujuzi was shot in the leg although under unclear circumstances. Reports indicate that Mujuzi has been rushed to a secret location for treatment.

Tensions remain high, the town deserted and all offices closed after a wave of attacks on security installations in Bundibugyo, Kasese and Ntoroko Districts on Saturday.

This morning heavy gunfire rocked Bundibugyo town lasting up to 30 minutes. It's reported that unknown people threatened to attack Bundibugyo police station, but were repulsed by a combined effort of the UPDF and police. Three of the attackers have been arrested.

It has also been reported that Mujuzi could have been shot during the attack, since his office is a few meters away from the police station. 

Up to 72 people have been reported dead since the attacks were launched.  Police spokesman Fred Enanga says 22 guns have been stolen by the attackers, while up to 80 people have been arrested.

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.