Suspected UPDF Officer Shoots 10 People Dead in Bombo

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Ten people including soldiers of Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have been killed and two others critically injured in attack on a local bar in Bombo town council. The incident occurred at a bar in Bombo town.

Ten people including soldiers of Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have been killed and two others critically injured in attack on a local bar in Bombo town council.
 
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at Yumbe boys’ bar which is a few metres from Bombo police station in Bombo town council, Luweero district.
 
The Central-Eastern Police Spokesperson Lameck Kigozi has identified the dead as Sergeant Onesmus Adule and his wife, Corporal Isaac Osere, Warrant Officer Francis Musana, and Private Okedi, all attached to Bombo Military Barracks.

Others include Sergeant Joel Obote attached to Magamaga army barracks, Sarah Akol, Wilfred Olebi a guard at the bar , David Oketcha and the bar owner locally known as Maama Sarah.
 
Two other unidentified civilians were also rushed to Mulago Referral Hospital in critical state after surviving with multiple gunshot wounds.
 
Lameck Kigozi explains that the attacker is thought to be a UPDF officer attached to Bombo Military barracks. He reportedly stormed the bar at midnight and opened fire at the officers and civilians who were in the bar to celebrate international women’s day .
 
He explains that nine people died on spot while David Oketcha died an hour later from excessive loss of blood.
 
Kigozi adds that the shooter is now on the run while the police and UPDF co-ordinate a man-hunt.
 
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Hadijjah Nabateregga, a witness, says she heard voices raised in argument before the shooting started. 
 
This is second incident in Bombo town council of a UPDF soldier going on a shooting spree.

Last month Private Simon Peter Otenyan attached to Bombo Military barrack shot dead two colleagues and is still on the run.
 
More details to follow

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.

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