Christopher Byarufu, a resident of Katikara sub-county wonders why no single suspect has been arrested in connection to all the robberies that have taken place since March this year, saying there could be a big loophole in security.
According to Kaahwa, the thugs raided his home around 2 am and ordered him to open the door in vain. They fired a bullet inside the house that shattered one of the windows, which they used to access the house.
John Baguma, a resident of the area, says that thugs were riding on a Bajaj motorcycle with covered number plates. He says that thugs fled the scene while firing in the air after completing their mission.
Trouble started following a quarrel in the police cells. Alaku, who was on guard duty reportedly rushed to see what was happening. He opened the door to the cells to see what was happening but the suspects started fighting him.
The suspects whose particulars have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are accused of waylaying Adam Baguma 20, a boda boda rider and a resident of Kyakinaka Village Bwanswa Subcounty Kakumiro district on Monday night.
Speaking to Uganda Radio network in a telephone interview this morning, Kasirivu said he survived by God's Grace, saying the attack could be political motivated. He told URN that he has already filed a case at Kakumiro police station.
Charles Lwanga, the Birembo LC I Chairperson, says the suspects have been terrorizing the area for long. He, however, says residents launched a manhunt for the suspect following the theft of a cow belonging to one of the residents on Wednesday.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says that by the time the police received the notification, it was too late to pursue the thugs. However, he adds, police personnel recovered two cartridges from the crime scene, and these were taken as exhibits as investigations into the matter continue.
The suspects whose identities have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations were arrested on Wednesday night following an operation conducted by joint security operatives comprising of the police and the Uganda peoples defense forces-UPDF.