Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tension grips town over attack rumours

The Citizen
Tension ensued in Bukoba on Saturday as rumours spread that a big group of people planned to storm the central police station here to press for the release of their colleagues who were in police custody.

Following the rumours, several heavily armed police officers were mobilised to block the main road leading to the central police station.Reports about the suspected invasion of the police facility had spread for a couple of weeks after a group of youth torched the residence of a man they claimed colluded with perpetrators of motorcycle theft around the municipality.