Ugandan Authorities have repatriated 88 Tanzanian nationals to their country after illegally docking at an island on Lake Victoria.
The operation was done by the joint security task force which was formed to enforce the guidelines which were put in place to fight the spread of Covid-19 in the Uganda.
According to Security, the 88 Tanzanian nationals who had found their way to Lolwe Islands located in Namayingo District were returned to their country for further management.
“As you’re aware that our borders are still closed, therefore, movement of persons between our country and the neighbouring countries is still prohibited,” said police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga in Kampala.
He said that the task force top command received information on Saturday night around 11 pm from Wango Landing Site in Lolwe Islands, Namayingo District that 88 Tanzanians who comprised of 82 male and 6 women were ordered to return to Tanzania by the district security task force commander.
Security reports indicate that the Tanzanian nationals had travelled to the island using 24 engine boats that were used to ferry them all the way from Tanzania and docked at Mwango landing site.
They claimed that they had come from Dolwe in Buvuma and had come for fishing. They were and handed over to one Biseko Masinde one of the Tanzanian businessmen in Namayingo who managed to transport them back on to the Tanzanian side.