By Flavia Ajok
Security authorities in the Albertine region are investigating circumstances, under which six armed thugs raided Lake Albert and robbed a Ugandan fisherman of his boat engine and several fishing nets worth 12 million Shillings.
The armed men reportedly struck at around 11 pm on Sunday night and placed Loyi Okwaimungu,22, a fisherman from Kaiso landing site in Kabaale sub county at gunpoint. They reportedly order ordered, Okwaimungu who was alone in his boat to surrender to the engine and set of fishing nets.
According to Okwaimungu, the thugs who were armed with three guns and dressed in Congolese military camouflage threatened to end his life should he make an alarm. He explains after executing their mission, the assailants crossed back to the DR Congo side.
He filed a complaint at Kaiso police post.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, says that investigations into the matter have commenced.