Date: Friday, 21 July 2023
At least 25 Eritrean and Ethiopian nationals have been rescued from alleged traffickers in two separate operations at Entebbe airport and the Busia border point.
Derrick Kigenyi, the deputy national coordinator in the Internal Affairs ministry, says that at the Busia porous border, eight Eritreans were intercepted while attempting to enter Uganda without official travel documents. Among them were five males and three females.
He explains that a special hire vehicle was waiting on the Ugandan side to transport them to Kampala but the driver fled the scene upon learning that the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) and the police had intercepted the group.