Police Flying Squad operatives have arrested four men suspected of raiding a police station in Kampala before stealing a gun, Chimp Corps report.
The incident occurred at 1:00am on Saturday at Mponye Police Post in Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Oweyesigire told ChimpReports the police post’s commander ASP Emmanuel Kanusu was conducting a patrol operation when he was called to return to office.
Kanusu would later discover that five panga-wielding men had attacked the police post with the view of stealing weapons.
Police officer Dickens Alado the assailants injured constable Dickens Kasozi who was on guard inside the post.
“The attackers just walked into the station and Kasozi unknowingly tried to attend to them,” recalled Alado.
One of the men pulled out a panga, compelling Kasozi to reach out for his SMG gun registration number UGPOL48009097.
The attacker cut Kasozi’s fingers and injured his neck before taking off with the gun which had 30 rounds of ammunition.
Several police officers rushed to the scene to help but the attackers were fleeing.
One of the cops fired a shot but missed the target in the darkness.
Owoyesigire said the area DPC mobilised sniffer dogs which led police to a private residence where four of the five suspects were found.
The suspects have been identified as Timothy Lutalo, Moses Nyeko, Meddy Bale and Alex Kamugisha.
The guard at the private residence reportedly confirmed that the suspects entered through gate after he had heard gunshots.
“So Uganda police is working hard to make sure it recovers the missing gun,” said Oweyesigire, adding, “Flying Squad has taken lead in the investigation but all units are on ground to see that the suspect and the gun are found.”
Cases of armed men attacking police posts have been on the rise in recent years, with police losing dozens of guns.