Bombo Shooting Survivors Out Of Danger

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The two patients of the Bombo shootings are reportedly out of danger, the Bombo Military barracks spokesperson has revealed.

The two patients of the Bombo shootings are reportedly out of danger, the Bombo Military barracks spokesperson has revealed.
Joyce Asiyo (44) and Ismail Akbar (14) were rushed to Bombo Military Hospital in critical condition after being hit by bullet fragments. They were wounded in an attack by Private Patrick Okot Odoch on Yumbe boys’ bar in Bombo town council which left ten people, including Uganda People’s Defence Force soldiers, dead.
Ismail Akbar is the son of Aseru Amina, the owner of Yumbe Boys bar who died in the attack. Joyce Asiyo is a resident of Mpakawewo zone in Bombo town council.
The spokesperson of Bombo Military Barracks captain Stanley Malisaba says the medical workers managed to remove bullet fragments from their bodies and they are responding well to treatment.
Captain Malisaba explains that Ismail Akbar was discharged on Monday but Joyce Asiyo is still under review at the Military hospital but out of danger. Malisaba says that the army promised to cater all medical bills and any other issues that will occur from their illness.
Eight bodies remain unclaimed at Bombo Military Hospital mortuary. 
The bodies that remain at the mortuary are those of soldiers Francis Musana, who has been a Warrant Officer attached to the Directorate of Culture, Sergeant Joel Obote, Sergeant Onesmus Odule who has been attached to the Chieftaincy of Personnel and Administration, and Corporal Osere Isaac, who is attached to the Directorate of Culture.
The civilians are Wilber Odiba, Aseru Amina who was the bar owner, Akullu Florence, the wife of Sergeant Onesmus Odule, Akole Sarah wife of one of the soldiers.
David Oketcho, a civilian, was buried yesterday and Private Namatovu Teddy who was attached to the Directorate of Sports at Bombo Military barracks has been transported to Masaka for burial later today.
Brigadier Hussein Adda, the Bombo Military barracks camp commandant, says that the army has offered 2,150,000 million shillings as condolescences and for burial arrangements per family, coffins and transportation of dead bodies to ancestral homes.
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Camp Commandant Hussein Adda says that army has not arrested the killer but they hunting for him and they have hope that he will be arrested very soon.


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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.