Ugandans robbed on Lake Albert

By Francis Mugerwa

An armed group has attacked Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert in western Uganda.

According to eyewitnesses, the group invaded waters on Nsonga landing site dressed in military uniforms similar to those of Congolese soldiers.

They allegedly confiscated from them fishing gears, mobile phones, boat engines and fish worth millions of shillings.

Police and military intelligence officials are yet to establish the value of lost properties and the suspects behind the attack.

According to police, the Ugandan fishermen who lost properties led by a one Stephen Bagonza have asked government to engage DRC authorities to ensure the confiscated gears are released unconditionally.