JINJA – Unidentified gunmen on Sunday kidnapped three children of Musisi Kibugujju -the Southern Jinja City division -National Unity Platform-NUP coordinator, family sources have revealed.
According to Musisi, the plain-clothed gunmen forced their way into the home of Musis in Masese I village on Sunday and ordered his family members-including eight children and his two wives to sit on the ground – carried out an illegal search in the house before disappearing with three of the children in a numberless van.
Musisi narrated that the group comprised two women and four men, armed with AK-47 rifles and were travelling in a numberless drone. He added that the gunmen overturned household items, inspected his garden, and blindfolded his children before speeding off.
The missing children are, Aziza Nakadama, 15; James Muwonge, 20; and Ardinard Alaye 17. He said that one of the ladies insisted that the children were collaborators of the rebel outfit – the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF.
Kiira region police authorities have since declined to comment on the matter. However, officers from Walukuba Police Station and Masese Community Policing Unit said separately that the drone was first sighted in the area on Friday but their superiors had directed them to distance themselves from its operations.
Asad Magumba – the Masese I village Defence Secretary, said that the numberless drone first stormed Musisi’s home on December 26, 2022, but the occupants formally introduced themselves to the local leadership and came along with two local police officers.
He, however, noted that the Sunday attack was chaotic because the gunmen sealed off the road leading to Musisi’s residence – attracting a crowd of residents –including boda-boda riders who witnessed as events unfolded.