Ugandan military calls for calm as Rwandese troops reportedly deployed along border

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The Ugandan military on Monday called for calm following the reported heavy deployment of troops by the neighboring Rwanda along its border with Uganda.

Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye, the Ugandan army spokesman told Xinhua by telephone that there is no reason for panic in the southwestern Ugandan border district of Kabale.

"They should remain calm; there is no reason to panic. We know our responsibility as the Ugandan force; their security has not been threaten so why should they worry," he said.

Banett Champion, the chairman of Butanda Sub-county in Kabale district was quoted by the Daily Monitor on Monday saying that the recent deployment of the Rwandese troops near the border has caused panic among residents.

"Hundreds of Rwandan soldiers are seen patrolling along the border in the areas adjacent to my sub-county. The people here are worried," Champion said.

Kulayigye said that while the reason for the deployment is not known, any country is free to deploy troops within its territory.

He described the Uganda-Rwanda relations as cordial.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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