By Spy Uganda
Katonga Region Police Spokesperson ASP Tumushabe Lydia has revealed that unknown assailants yesterday gunned down two residents and burnt part of offices of Kyabadaza police station in Butambala District.
Lydia says on 9.12.2022, at around 11pm local time, the Police at Kyabadaza Station, received a disturbance call from the LC 3 Chairperson, about two suspected cattle thieves on two motorcycles, who were on the verge of being lynched by the community, at Kasule Ayanguwa village, Budde Subcounty in Butambala District. A task team immediately responded, rescued the two suspected cattle thieves and took them into custody at Butambala police station.
Moments after, a group of 3 men on a bodaboda motorcycle, reached the scene at the village and started inquiring about what happened. They looked suspicious and the community threatened to arrest them, unaware that they were armed with a gun. ”The suspects drew out their gun and shot at the residents gathered, killing two instantly. The deceased persons have been identified as, Kalyango Ibra and Nsubuga Peter,” says ASP Lydia.
She adds that the armed assailants proceeded to Kyabadaza and attacked officers on duty where a fire exchange occurred, enabling the escape of suspects, including the two suspected cattle thieves.
”Although no officers were injured and guns lost, part of the offices got burnt,” says ASP Lydia adding;
”At this stage, the motive of the suspects has not yet been determined. However, our evidence response teams are already processing the crime scene. In addition, our operational and intelligence teams have embarked on a mission to identify the atrackers and ensure they are brought to book.”