By Spy Uganda
The Joint Security Agencies are actively investigating another violent attack, that occurred on a UPDF mini check point, that leads to Gaddafi Barracks main gate, on the 17.11.2022, at around 9pm, by a group of armed assailants, who killed the a UPDF officer, identified as Sgt. Eyamu Simon Peter, aged 45, and robbed two guns, including that of his colleague, who had gone to the nearby shops.
The facts gathered indicate that the assailants took advantage of the location of the mini-check point, distanced about 1km away from the main check point to Gaddafi main barracks, the green cover and the Ambercoat market access, which made the mini-check point a soft target. They attacked the guard, stabbed him to the right chest and also shot him thrice, killing him instantly. The assailants robbed two guns and fled from the scene. The security barricade at the main Gaddafi barracks checkpoint was not breached.
Police says joint regional security task teams responded immediately upon learning about the incident and cordoned off the area.
”An immediate search, with the use of K9, led to the arrest of one suspect who was found hiding in a trench. The second UPDF guard who left his beat at the mini-check point, is also arrested for further interrogation,” says Police.
The body of the deceased has been transferred to Jinja Regional Referral hospital for further post mortem analysis. ”Our condolences are extended to the family, friends, relatives and workmates of the late Sgt. Eyamu Simon Peter.”