By Spy Uganda
The territorial police in Soroti City, is actively investigating the alleged murder by shooting of its police officer and the subsequent robbery of his gun.
According to Police on the 30.11.2021, at around 7pm, the officer identified as, Sgt. Emuria Gideon was attacked and shot dead by unknown assailants, at Maroon quarters, while heading for his guard duties, at the residence of Justice Alex Makayi Ajiji, of Gulu High Court. The assailants escaped from the scene with his gun.
Police says its standby and rapid teams responded to the incident and cordoned off the scene, which was thoroughly documented and reviewed the facts surrounding the incident. ”A serious manhunt for the suspects has already begun, based on the available leads.”
”At this moment, the IGP and the entire police fraternity, mourn the loss of Sgt. Emuria, who had dedicated his life to serving the public. Our thoughts and prayers go to his immediate family, friends and relatives,” says Police.
The Force adds that guard duties are one of the cardinal functions of the police, and there is no reason for such deadly acts of violence against officers. ”Although the motive of the assailants is not yet determined, we believe this was a targeted murder,” says police adding;
”We want to assure the public that we are doing everything within our means to identify the suspects for arrest. All persons involved will be held accountable and brought to justice. You must all remember that the suspects are armed and dangerous, the public is warned against approaching them. They are instead advised to ring the police 112 or 999 for any information that can lead to the recovery of the gun and arrest of the culprits.”