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Bundibugyo school torched

By John Thawite

Added 13th March 2016 10:40 AM

A reliable source in the area said the attackers, carrying jerry cans full of petrol, struck at around midnight on Friday.

Bundibugyo school torched

A reliable source in the area said the attackers, carrying jerry cans full of petrol, struck at around midnight on Friday.

Unknown arsonists have set on fire a wooden boarding school in Bundibugyo district, rendering over 600 pupils shelterless.

The night attacks on Super Model Primary School in the heart of Bundibugyo town also left one pupil dead and scores of others injured in the stampede that ensued as the young ones fled for their dear lives.

A reliable source in the area said the attackers, carrying jerry cans full of petrol, struck at around midnight on Friday.

They poured the highly flammable liquid on the wooden structures and set the school ablaze and fled.

"The attackers locked the main gates to the schools. When the children saw their schools on fire, they scampered through the small back gates and in the process some broke their limbs," a source told New Vision.

Sources close to the Regional Police Commander, Rwenzori, Denis Namuwoze, quoted him on Saturday as having confirmed the incident during a security meeting convened by the Inspector-General of Police, Kale Kayihura who was in Hima Town on Saturday.

Kayihura is in the region to assess the security situation following the post-election violence in Kasese that left seven civilians dead and several security personnel injured.

He is set to address the press on Hima town on Sunday.

 nspector eneral of olice ale ayihura Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura

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