Five boat engines lost to unknown gunmen on Lake Victoria

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Fishermen at Nakibanga Landing Site in Kalangala district are crying foul after losing their boat engines to unidentified gunmen.

Richard Lwanga, a leader at Nakibanga Landing Site says that three gunmen attacked fishermen in Mazinga Sub County of Kalangala on Sunday night and placed them at gunpoint before vanishing off with five horse power boat engines. 

Two of the boat engines belong to Henry Kintu, one to George Tulyamuleba, another to Shaban Lubowa and another to Yusuf Kisitu Yusuf, all fishermen at Nakibanga Landing Site in Kyamuswa County.

According to Lwanga, they have lost over 15 boat engines at Nakibanga Landing site alone to the robbers within a space of one year. 

Julius Maganda, one of the victims of the robbery says that the gunmen struck around 8 pm with guns and machetes and threatened to kill them if they dare raise alarm. He says the robbers took off with their boats and phones leaving them floating on the Lake.

The officer in Charge of Kisaba Police Post, who only identified himself at Balyesiima confirmed that they had registered a case of boat engine theft. He, however, says that they are incapacitated to fight robberies on Lake Victoria.


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