Rukungiri residents in panic after panga wielding assailants dropped leaflets warning of pending attacks

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Rukungiri residents in panic after panga wielding assailants dropped leaflets warning of pending attacks
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The residents of Buyanja sub-county in Rukungiri district have been thrown in panic and fear after unknown people dropped leaflets threatening to kill people within the area.

The threatening leaflets have been found in Kisharara cell, Rubanga parish, Buyanja sub-county in Rukungiri district saying the residents should get ready for the attacks.

According to Agaba Emmy Rubondo, the Buyanja sub-county chairperson, the assailants warned that they would start their attacks on 3rd October 2021.

“The leaflets which carried messages in Luganda, were first seen by juveniles who took them to their guardian,” Rubondo said.

The message on the leaflets also rallies residents to always go home earlier so that the assailants can find them in their homes.

They also promised to chop off heads of unnamed village chairpersons in Buyanja as well as other people in Buyanja and Kebisoni sub-counties.

Edwin Atukunda, the Rukungiri district acting police commander confirmed the leaflets, he however told the residents not to worry adding that security is doing all they can to protect them.

“I am appealing to the public to stay calm, be very careful and to report any person they suspect to be a wrong doer,”  Atukunda said.

Stephen Bewayo Nsubuga, the Rukungiri District Resident Commissioner further confirmed that his office has already got a report of the matter, adding that security teams are already assessing the situation.

“My office is aware and well informed about this situation, and as security, we have already deployed investigative officers to assess the situation on the ground” Bewayo said.

Bewayo who heads the district security noted that this should be a wake-up reminder to all the residents to work hand in hand in fighting this criminality.

A week ago, the suspected attackers indicated that they were done with the Greater Masaka region and were now planning to strike Bushenyi, Mitooma, Rukungiri, and Mbarara, according to letters they dropped in Bushenyi district.

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