Heavy security deployed to Kunbungu, Mashegu after Sunday clashes

A heavy police and military contingent has been deployed to Kunbungu and Mashegu, both in the Northern Region, following clashes in the two towns Sunday evening.

The clashes between the towns left three people severely injured reports Joy News Correspondent, Martina Bugiri.

Security chiefs say they deployed the joint police and military contingent to keep the peace in area and preempt reprisal attacks.

The recent dispute erupted over a parcel of land located between the Sanerigu and Kunbungu Districts, sources say.

Clashes sparked when the Kunbungu residents attempted to re-demarcate the boundaries on the disputed land, a move that did not appeal to Mashegu inhabitants.

One of three injured persons has his stomach cut open.

District Chief of Executive of Sanerigu, Alhassan Mohammed, told Joy News chiefs in the two towns have been engaged in discussions on how to prevent an escalation of the conflict.

“We are appealing to the people to reason with us for us to be able to resolve the matter”, he said.

He said the situation is being monitored closely.
The Sanerigu DCE also said the police and military contingent would remain in the two towns until such a time that security chiefs are convinced that clashes would not recur.

Martina Bugiri reported Monday morning peace has returned to the towns because of the presence of the joint police and military force.

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