Uganda Jail Break: More Than 200 Prisoners Escape Moroto Facility. According to Wikipedia, Uganda officially known as the Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in east-central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the democratic republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.
The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Tanzania and Kenya. The federal republic of Uganda is located in the African Great Lakes region.
The country takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. However, the people of Uganda were hunters gathers until 1,700 to 2,300 years back, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.
The official languages are English and Swahili, though other languages may be used as a medium of instructions in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, judicial, or administrative purposes as may be prescribed by the law.
It gained its independence from the UK on October 9, 1962, with Queen Elizabeth II, as the head of state and Queen of Uganda. In 1963, October, Uganda became a republic but maintained membership in the Commonwealth of Nations.
It was reported that over 200 prisoners escape the Moroto facility, in Uganda. To get the news in detail, read the section below.
Uganda Jail Break: More Than 200 Prisoners Escape Moroto Facility
According to The Sun News Online, over 200 prisoners have escaped from a jail in north-east Uganda, officials say, bringing the local town to a standstill while security forces try to track them down.
Reportedly, the inmates killed a soldier after they broke out of the facility in Moroto before heading for the hills.
Further, the prison officials and army are going after the escapees who reportedly made off with 15 guns and ammunition.
According to an army spokesman, the two inmates had been captured and two killed.
Thus, the prison facility is built on the foothills of Mount Moroto, on the edge of the town.
In accordance with an associated press report, the inmates took off their distinctive yellow prison uniforms and fled naked into the hills to avoid being detected.
The local reports said that the shoot out has brought the business in Moroto to a standstill.
Moroto is known as the largest town in Karamoja, a restive region with a history of cattle rusting and gun violence, the BBC’s Patience Atuhaire reports from Kampala.
Moreover, the government disarmament program in the early 2000s took most of the guns out of the hands of civilians, but sporadic clashes between different communities have continued to happen, our correspondent notes- BBC.