The Arua police have recovered a gun along the Arua-Vurra road near the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  
Occurred in Arua Vurra Road, Uganda on September 9, 2020, at 6:16 PM
Reported by JJ via Voice / telephone on September 10, 2020, at 11:10 AM in Koboko, Uganda
Also heard by 5 other(s)

This rumour is confirmed true and is of high priority – here's why:
The Arua police has recovered rifle with 9rounds of Ammunitions along Arua Vurra custom road, near the Customs with DR Congo, Inquiries indicated that this gun in question was one of the 3 guns stollen from Lobule Prison in Koboko district about a month ago. The two people carrying the gun were moving on a motorcycle towards Vurra Custom side during curfew time. Upon meeting the officers from Police and UPDF on joint night patrols, they abandoned the black bag with the gun on the road and took off in disarray. After chasing them all in vain, the officers came back to check inside the bag only to find the gun with 9rounds of ammunitions. No arrest made yet. The gun is exhibited as inquiries continue under Vurra


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Location Reported by Via Date
Koboko, Uganda JJ Voice / telephone 10-Sep-2020 @ 11:10 AM
Ocea c, Uganda JJ Walk-in / in person 10-Sep-2020 @ 10:25 AM
Odobu, Uganda JJ Walk-in / in person 10-Sep-2020 @ 9:00 AM
Ariaze, Uganda JJ SMS 10-Sep-2020 @ 8:40 AM
Ofua 5, Uganda JJ Voice / telephone 9-Sep-2020 @ 10:10 PM
Wanguru Refugees Settlement, Uganda anonymous Voice / telephone 9-Sep-2020 @ 6:17 PM
September 9, 2020 | 3:13 AM | JJ
ARUA – Police have recovered an SMG rifle number UG POL 48002035 with 9 rounds of ammunition.

According to West Nile regional police spokesperson Josephine Angucia, the weapon was found along Arua Vurra custom road, near the Customs with DR Congo, Vurra Sub County, at around 10pm on Monday.
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