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Boda boda rider shot dead in Bunyangabu for defying inter-district travel ban

Security has shot dead a boda boda rider in Bunyangabu district for allegedly defying the inter-district travel ban announced recently as one of the measures to contain surging cases of COVID-19.

John Kugonza Rwahumura, 28, a resident of Nyansozi village in Mugusu town in Kabarole district was shot dead by a security operative dressed in UPDF uniform deployed at Kibede trading centre to enforce the inter-travel movement ban between Kabarole and Bunyangabu district according to Kibedi LC I chairman Samuel Kusemererwa. 

It’s reported that the deceased was stopped by the traffic police at Kibede roadblock but he ignored the signal and knocked one of the traffic officers. His action prompted one of the officers to shoot him on the spot.

Julian Sara, the Kabarole resident district commissioner (RDC) confirmed the incident warning riders to adhere to the presidential directive and respective traffic personnel.

On June 6, President Yoweri Museveni among other directives ordered the closure of schools and the suspension of non-essential travel between districts in an attempt to reduce on the spread of the COVID-19.

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