Gunshots As Police Arrests More Suspects in Gulu Attacks

Gunshots were heard on Monday evening in Gulu town, nurse which is still emerging from yet another assault by armed people on government security installations.

Our reporter Dickens Okello in Gulu says about seven shots were first heard at 5pm in the evening. Children returning from school and women  were seen scampering on the streets. More bullets were fire about six minutes later, more about sending the town into panic.

ChimpReports later on established that the bullets were fired in OlaiIlong ward in Layibi division during the arrest of some of the suspects involved in the Sunday night attack on Gulu’s main police station.

Security sources who spoke to our reporter intimated that they got intelligence that some of the attackers were hiding in OlaiIlong.

“The information was got today that some elements were in OlaiIlong. Our officers immediately organized and moved in,” a source said.

We understand an unspecified number of suspects was arrested in the operation. It is however unclear whether there was an exchange between them and the joint security operatives, or whether there were causalities.

For about 50 minutes, many people in the town were seen trying to hide while businessmen hurried to close their shops.

By publication of this story, normalcy was yet to return to the streets.


Deployment has been intensified in the municipality since last evening with heavily armed officers patrolling every corner of the streets.

During Sunday night’s attack one UPDF soldier Corporal Edema Moses, was shot dead while four others sustained injuries. Also two police officers and a civilian escaped with gunshot wounds.

According to the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura six AK-47, 1 PK Machine gun, 270 rounds of ammunition, 12 empty magazines, 1 Simple Assault Rifle (SAR), 3 Pouches, 1 bow and 8 factory made arrows were recovered from the attackers.

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