BUSIIKA, Luweero: Latest news from Uganda Police indicates how thugs last evening attacked a Police Station in Busiika Town Council and opened fire at police officers around, instantly killing two and, injuring two in the process. The yet unknown killers also set the police post ablaze before they vanished with two guns. Below is the official Police Statement.
The IGP has strongly condemned the senseless and violent attack on Busiika Police Station, which occurred on the 31stOct 2022, at around 7.30pm, by a group of armed assailants, who shot and killed two police officers on duty, injured two others, one critically, and thereafter, robbed two police guns from them. The facts gathered indicate that the assailants, who were about seven, emerged from three different sides, two in front and one from behind. They were armed with a pistol and guns.
They shot and killed, D/IP Wagaluka Alex, the in-charge CID and PC Ongol Moses, both attached to Busiika Police Station. During the attack, the assailants injured two other police officers, who included; PC Ochom Adrian and PC Odama Stephen, who remain in critical condition. Both injured victims were rushed to Bombo Military General Hospital for further medical treatment.
The killers also burnt several casefiles and attempted to burn the station. The fire was however, successfully put out by the community at Busiika Town Council. We do applaud the efforts of all the persons who responded and saved the police station. The lGP has extended deepest condolences to the family, friends, relatives and workmates of the late D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses.
He further wished the two injured officers, a quick recovery, and further reiterated that there was no justification, whatsoever, for the attack and acts of violence against police officers on duty. We do honor the deceased officers; D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses, for their ultimate sacrifice, while serving the community in Busiika, Luweero and the country at large.
Although the motive of the assailants is not yet determined, the fact that they killed, injured and robbed two guns, clearly reveals how they targeted guns, police personnel and the facility. The scene was cordoned off by forensic experts for thorough documentation.
A pistol that fell as the assailants fled from the scene, was recovered, and will be subjected for further ballistic examination. Our specialist task teams are working diligently to identify and apprehend the suspects behind the deadly attack. We shall not rest until when they are arrested and brought to book. In addition, an emergency alert and deployment of extra manpower, has taken place. Further updates will be communicated accordingly.
SCP ENANGA FRED
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