Security operatives in Kikuube district have intercepted and apprehended 123 Congolese refugees who had escaped from Kyangwali refugee settlement area in Kyangwali Sub county Kikuube district.
The refugees escaped from the settlement area over the weekend and were intercepted and arrested at Nsonga landing site in Kyangwali Sub County.
They comprised of men, women and children.
Richard Tabaro, the Resident District Commissioner Kikuube told journalists in an interview on Saturday(18th.October.2020) that security got intelligence led information that some Congolese refugees had escaped from the settlement area and were planning to cross back to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He says upon receiving the information, they alerted the Uganda peoples Defense forces-UPDF soldiers and other sister security operatives manning the Uganda-DR Congo border.
The operatives were able to intercept the 123 Congolese refugees before they could cross to the DR Congo, where their lives are supposed to be in danger.Mr. Tabaro 1 speaking;….
He says after they were apprehended, they were later handed over to the management of Kyangwali refugee settlement area who transported them back to the settlement.
Joy Kebirungi, the camp Commandant Kyangwali refugee settlement area, confirmed the development but declined to avail more details. ENDS