Here Are Facts That Will Leave You Shocked About Moroto Prison Break

Here Are Facts That Will Leave You Shocked About Moroto Prison Break

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By Spy Uganda

Moroto: More than 50 prisoners yesterday evening escaped from a jail in North-Eastern Uganda Moroto district, bringing the local town to a standstill while security forces tried to track them down.

TheSpy Uganda has established that 280 inmates escaped with 15 guns and twelve magazines.

The prisoners are reported to have fled towards Tapac and Loputuk sub-counties. A prisons’ officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said the inmates reportedly attacked an officer on duty and broke into the armoury at Singila prisons.

Minutes later, gunfire rocked Moroto town for at least 30 minutes as a combined force of the army, police and prisons engaged the now armed inmates in a gunfire exchange that led to death of one Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).

A UPDF Officer Who Was Shot Dead

Moments later two military helicopters were seen hovering over Mt. Moroto where the inmates were believed to have been hiding. Grace Nali, a crime preventer in Singila Cell, Moroto municipality said they heard gunfire and saw a lot of inmates running.

“Some were naked while others were in their yellow uniform. They were armed and were exchanging fire with the security forces,” said Nali.

Moroto is the biggest town in Karamoja, a restive region with a history of cattle rustling and gun violence.

A government disarmament programme in the early 2000s took most of the guns out of the hands of civilians, but sporadic clashes between different communities have continued to happen even as we speak today.

TheSpy Uganda is still on ground to keep you updated!

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