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Ugandans fleeing to neighbouring countries over fear of abduction

A section of Legislators hailing from border districts are concerned that a number of people have fled to neighbouring countries in fear of being arrested by the so-called fearful drones that have been detected in their areas.

The Legislators Macho Geoffrey of Busia Municipality, Gilbert Oulanya of Kilak South and John Baptist Nambeshe of Manjiya County told Parliament earlier today that the majority of the persons who have fled the country are now seeking refuge in the neighbouring countries of Kenya, South Sudan and DR Congo.

As Parliament continues to wait for the list of Missing persons from the Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odong, as directed by Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, a number of Legislators hailing from the border districts have disclosed how a number of people have started fleeing to the neighbouring Countries.

Legislators Geoffrey Macho of Busia Municipality and John Baptist Nambeshe of Manjiya county disclosed the names of Persons that have fled to neighboring Kenya after seeing vans commonly known as drones carrying armed personnel in their districts.

“There was a number of drones that came in Busia Municipality and district looking for the NUP supporters and one or two people are thought to have fled to Kenya,” Said Macho.

John Baptist Nambeshe also said, one resident had to flee after finding out he was being haunted by the gun welding fellows in a drone.

“A one Were Abdul had to run for his life when he was rounded up by the drones fellows in their unmarked vehicle brandishing AK 47 guns and pistols.”

These Legislators also disclosed how they have gotten information that 16 opposition supporters in the districts of Busia are on the wanted list in the so-called ongoing illegal operations by the government.

Kilak South Legislator Gilbert Oulanya also revealed a number of his constituents had fled to South Sudan from the border district of Amuru. Oulanya said those fleeing had sought refuge in South Sudan after drones were spotted in the area.

And as I talk now very many people in Amuru, very many of our colleagues are crossing to take refugee in South Sudan. They feel like living in a foreign country is far more comfortable,” he said.

These Legislators now want the government to give assurance to Ugandans as the ongoing operations are tainting the image of the Country.

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