By Spear Team
A group of youths in Yumbe district in Northern Uganda has threatened to massacre Baganda and Acholi in their area in 48 hours if they do not vacate their territory.
According to letters and posters that have been pinned around the town in Yumbe by the group, it is started that Baganda and Acholi are taking up all the jobs in humanitarian organizations and the prime minister’s office leaving them unemployed.
This group that is currently anonymous says that it is armed with locally made weapons and they will start attacking as soon as the 48 hours ultimatum elapses.
The police cammander of Yumbe district, Mr Musiho Abubaker said that these message must have been distributed by unemployed youths in the area, adding that Yumbe district has the highest umempolyment rate in the region as few of the jobs have been taken up by fellow Ugandans.
However, he said that making threat is not the best way to address with such grievance.
Police stations in Yumbe district have now been alert to arrest whoever is responsible for spreading the hate message and authorities have called for calm.
It is not the first time local have made such threat, early this year, South Sudanese refugees in the area were denied access to firewood.
Our efforts to get a comment from the Uganda police force spokesperson were unsuccessful as he was not picking up his phone.