Paul Kisoro, 19, a resident of Kamwokya and 37 others were arrested by the Flying Squad Unit working together with crime intelligence during an operation following complaints from Naguru residents who saw Kisoro carrying a gun.
Some of the suspects are Monica Nziabake Matafali Kabiira, Doreen Muhindo, Alex Muhindo, Rabson Thembo, Kasimu Ategeka and Moris Mumbere. Three of the suspects including Alex Muhindo, Rabson Thembo and Kasimu Ategeka were found in possession of a bullet.
The thugs raided the police station in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at around 1 am and grabbed the Submachine gun-SMG AK registration number UGPol4801541211022 from Corporal Ronah Nalwenda who was on duty.
Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Richard Tabaro on Monday confirmed the incident adding that information obtained indicates that the Musumba was waylaid by the assailants at around midnight as he was heading to his home in Kijungu.
An eye witness Godfrey Mutebi says, on Wednesday morning, three security personnel guarding different business installations in the island district have been found tied up with ropes and black masking tape rolled on their mouths.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network from his sick bed on Monday afternoon, Musani says two unidentified men with masks on their heads hacked him before taking off with his Semi-Automatic Rifle registration number 28482.
Geoffrey Komakech, the Buseruka Sub County LC5 councillor, claims that most security operatives in the region connive with criminals to steal the materials, belonging to SBC Company, which was contracted to construct the airport
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson identified the suspects as 40-year-old Mustapha Kamuhanda, a resident of Kiryatete west in Hoima municipality and 30-year-old Moses Kidugu, a resident of Katasiiha cell in Bujumbura division, Hoima Municipality.