Gang Attack Bus Evacuating Covid-19 Patients From Amuru
Unknown gang on Monday night attacked a bus that was evacuating Covid-19 patients from Elegu border town in Amuru to a treatment center in Kampala.
The bus, belonging to parliament of Uganda, was allegedly attacked in the areas of Awer trading center in Lamogi Sub County in Amuru district at around 2am.
It’s alleged that two men jumped in the middle of the road and stop the bus before hitting it with stones, smashing its windscreen. The bus was driving to Elegu to evacuate more Covid-19 patients.
The Amuru deputy Resident district commissioner Geoffrey Osborn Oceng confirmed the incident, adding that the two suspects later disappeared in the dark.
The incident comes hours before four people including two members of parliament (MP) from Acholi sub region were arrested in Gulu allegedly for inciting violence and defying the presidential directive on public gathering to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
They include Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak County MP, Odonga Otto (Aruu County), Kelly Komakech, the LCIII chairperson Pece division in Gulu Municipality and a lady identified as Stela Kijange from Nwoya district.
The four were allegedly protesting the continued admission of Covid-19 patients at Gulu regional referral hospital and the government decision to allow truck drivers to continue plying Gulu-Juba highway which they claim is putting lives of the local community at risk of contracting the deadly Covid-19.