By; Our reporter
People travelling from Arua town to Rhino Camp, the place where slain Arua Municipality legislator Rtd Col Ibrahim Abiriga will be laid to rest, are now subjected to thorough security screening.
Arua District Resident District Commissioner Peter Debele, currently stationed at Abiriga’s Arua townhome, says that the screening is aimed at weeding out rowdy youth who are likely to trigger chaos during the burial.
Free transport has been provided and vehicles are currently transporting people from Arua town to Rhino Camp, 65 kilometres, south-east of Arua town – the final resting place of the slain legislator and his brother-cum-bodyguard, Saidi Buga Kongo Butele.
Debele said security agreed to beef up deployment in Arua town and Rhino Camp. Special Forces attached to the president, UPDF officers and men and the anti-riot police have been deployed at the two sites. President Museveni is expected at the burial.
Chaos started yesterday evening as mourners who had camped at the Airfield clashed with and overpowered security, taking control of the slain legislator’s casket. They moved with the casket around Arua town. The chaos later sprawled Abiriga’s home in Anyafio, where angry youth destroyed chairs and tents that had been set up to host mourners for the night vigil.
Abiriga and his brother, Saidi Buga Kongo were murdered on Friday evening in Kawanda Matugga Wakiso on their way back home.