Crime & Investigation

PHOTOS: How UPDF Soldier Killed 10, Injured 25

sale sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The officer identified as Chris Amanyire was attached to Kanyansilink sans-serif; color: #222222;”> barracks in Karugutu Town Council, about it Ntoroko district.

According to the District Police Commander Ntoroko, Bosco Bakashaba, the gruesome incident happened at around 10:00pm at Ismail Night Club in Karugutu Town Council.

It’s alleged the desperate UPDF officer picked a quarrel with bod boda riders over a yet-to-be identified woman.

DPC Bakashaba said that the violent boda boda riders who were excessively drunk, attacked the soldier, grabbed his phone and smashed it in his presence, an act that angered him.

Amanyire went to his barracks in Kinyansi where he picked his rifle.

Back on the scene, he opened fire, killing 10 people on spot and injuring 25 others including his colleagues.

After fulfilling his mission, Amanyire got hold of the gun and shot himself in the chest and died instantly.

The DPC identified some of the civilians who were killed in the scuffle as Maama Nyambasa and Maama Muhindo, all residents of Kisenyi cell in Karugutu.

The others are God Alleluya and Mbambu Chachimwa whose bodies were taken to Fort Portal referral hospital for post-mortem.

Victims in the hospital

He identified three of the four UPDF soldiers who were killed in the shootout as Naboth Natuhwera, Mark Kirungi and Saturday Alex.

Some of the injured soldiers were identified as Privates Robert Tomanya, Bonani and Alituha.

DPC Bakashaba said the injured persons were rushed to Karugutu Health Centre IV and Fort Portal regional referral hospital.

UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, told Chimpreports today morning that they suspect the soldier had a mental problem.

According to Godfrey Baluuku, a witness and resident of Karugutu trading centre, the boda boda riders and UPDF officer were too drunk.

Medics attending to the wounded

He said the officer was so desperate and hostile, adding he was shooting whoever came across him.

According to Fort Portal Regional hospital Director, Dr. Charles Olara, they have received nine bodies, six men and three women.

He, however, said government should always provide ample equipment and resources to hospitalsbecause we are now were overwhelmed by the number of casualties. We don’t have enough gloves.”


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