Yesterday night Bandits invaded Izinga Island in Ukerewe district. They are believed to be burglers and robbers. In their first attempt, they failed to camouflage and natives came at them not knowing they were fully and havily armed. The bandits shot at the innocent people, killing six instantly and wounding many others.
Casualties were afterwards/in the morning, rushed to Nansio Hospital where other five died. One died on the shore before he could be ferrid to the hospital.
Several other badly wounded people have been hovered by helicopter to Bugando referral Hospital for more intensive treatment.