Uganda, Nov. 2 -- Hundreds of Congolese refugees have decried the closure of Nyakabande refugee holding centre in Kisoro District, saying it has forced them to trek back to their country yet the security situation is still fragile.

Majority, who were on Sunday seen trekking back to their country, told the Monitor that they should have been transported back to the border.

The government effective October 31 closed Nyakabande refugee holding centre with a view to transferring all refugees to settlement camps in western Uganda.

"Now that the Ugandan government has decided to close the Nyakabande refugee holding centre where we have been accommodated, why can't the UNHCR [United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees] provide us with means...