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Foreign nationals and non-residents of Gulu City to be vetted and arrested

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) 4th Division Commander, Brig Bonny Bamwiseki, has ordered security in Gulu City to conduct an immediate vetting and arrest of all foreign nationals and non-residents operating in the city.

 Brig Bamwiseki’s orders follow a spate of vicious gun crimes in the city in recent months.

While speaking to the media in Gulu yesterday,  Brig Bamwiseki said the army’s intelligence wing had credible information that the boda boda robberies and gun crimes in the city were being perpetrated by non-nationals whose identities were unknown.

Mr Lambert Akena, the Gulu City deputy Speaker, said the illegal stay of foreign nationals had resulted in insecurity.