Crime & Investigation

Security Recover 12 Guns In Bundibugyo

unhealthy geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Last week, hundreds of Rwenzururu fighters who were armed with pangas and attacked Bundibugyo police station and Kanyamirima army barracks before taking off with 22 guns.

The attacks which left over 200 people displaced and 90 dead caused panic among the locals and security.

According to Major Ronald Kakurungu the UPDF 2nd Division spokesperson, 12 guns were recovered from areas of Bundibugyo town, Ngamba and Harugali Sub Counties in Bugendera county Bundibugyo District and Ntoroko during intensive security operations.

“UPDF officials also managed to recover 5 magazines with 168 rounds of ammunitions and 9 teargas canisters in Bundibugyo town council. The recovered items were dumped by the attackers and surrendered to the area local leaders who later handed them over to security operatives,” he added.

Security operations in Rwenzori are being led by Police chief, Gen Kale Kayihura.


Major Kakurungu said security urged attackers to surrender the guns under the amnesty law and that those who comply will be forgiven.

“We are appealing to all those who are still in possession of the firearms to surrender and hand them over to their areas leaders because the UPDF is seriously hunting for them,” he warned.

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