Uganda:Somali stabs Sudanese at Police school
RIVALRY between Somalis and Sudanese trainees at the Police Training School in Masindi turned bloody on Tuesday when a Somali national stabbed a Sudanese colleague.
Detained Abdulaziz allegedly used a bayonet to stab Angelo Garang Makwak in the stomach, according to the Uganda Police force training chief, Felix Ndyomugenyi.
Ndyomugenyi said Abdulaziz had previously asked Makwak to join others in cleaning the premises. According to Ndyomugenyi, while giving out orders, Abdulaziz reportedly said he was superior, a thing that annoyed Makwak.
The two started quarreling and at the peak of the argument, Abulaziz reportedly hit Makwak’s stomach with a sharp object attached to the gun.
"When other Sudanese saw Makwak on the ground, they started rioting," Ndyomugenyi said on phone.
There were reports that the unrest spread to nearby areas, where the Sudanese engaged the Somalis in fist fights and running battles.
However, Ndyomugenyi said the dispute was quickly resolved.
Makwak was admitted to Masindi Hospital before being transferred to a private clinic, Ndyomugenyi disclosed.
"The situation is under control and the trainees are attending classes. They got assurance that they would be safe until the end of the course," Ndyomugenyi said.
Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said: "We handled the issue. It was an internal matter involving the two groups."
Thirty-nine Sudanese and 17 Somalis are undergoing a nine-month cadet course at Kabalye under a "bilateral arrangement". About 500 Ugandans are attending the course.