UPDF deserter blamed for Pader ambushes

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The army in Kitgum have blamed a deserter for the two ambushes carried out on Kitgum-Pader road. 5th division army spokesman Captain.Deo Akiki says investigations have proven that Ogal Jasper, carried out the twin attacks. On Monday a gun man jumped on the Kitgum-Pader highway and sprayed bullets on passengers aboard a Pader bound commuter instantly killing one person and wounding several others. In a similar attack last Friday, another person was killed and passengers robbed of unspecified amounts of money. Akiki says a cordon and search operation is being conducted by security agencies to track down Ogal. He blames collaboration from relatives of the fugitive whom he says have twice helped Ogal elude arrest by tipping him of UPDF deployments. Akiki says forces on the ground have orders to shoot ogal on sight. The developments have sent chills on locals who have began returning back to IDP camps. Last year Ogal killed seven civilians in Oguru, Lira district before fleeing to the bush.

 

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