Maj. Nkwasibwe was assaulted by a group of residents he found flouting the curfew at Gala trading center in Kyankwanzi district on Wednesday night.
Maj Robert Nkwasibwe in hospital
conducted 70 attacks against security officers since the nationwide lockdown
started in March this year because of the Covid19 pandemic.
In a statement issued on Friday, the Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig.
Richard Kalemire, said the attack on Major Robert Nkwasibwe in Kyankwazi is the
70th conducted by civilians targeting security officers enforcing curfew.
Maj. Nkwasibwe was assaulted
by a group of residents he found flouting the curfew at Gala trading center in
Kyankwanzi district on Wednesday night.
“Part of the group who were drinking in
Gala trading center flouting the curfew rules came from behind hit him with an
object on head he fall on his back unconsciously.
He was rushed to Hoima
hospital for treatment he sustained serious injuries,” Brig. Richard Kalemire
On April 2, Staff Sergeant
Paul Candia also sustained a fractured left in an attack by residents in
Similarly, Private Alex Niwanyine lost an eye last month in
an attack by a resident while enforcing curfew in Bibia Municipality in Amuru
Jjuuko from the UPDF reserve force was pelted with stones by unruly youths in Kalungu
district on April 7th.
His colleagues rushed him to St. Monica
Health Centre III but they were ambushed by group of youth and stoned them
again. This prompted one of officer to open fire in self-defense killing one
On April 12th,
angry residents smashed the windscreen of a vehicle belonging to the commanding
officer of the 35 Battalion in Kisoro district.
Security forces have severally
called on members of the public to desist from flouting presidential directives
on Covid19 and avoid attacking law enforcement officers.
During one of his
televised addressed, president, Museveni also cautioned the public against
attack law enforcement officers, saying they risk being shot at.