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Buvuma District Councillor Shot Dead

It is allegedly said that one of the FPU officer accidentally pulled the trigger firing at Lukoma whom they had travelled with on the fisheries protection speed vessel for an operation.

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Steven Lukoma the District Councillor representing Lyabaana Sub County, Buvuma District has been shot dead. He was killed by a Uganda People’s Defence Soldier-UPDF attached to the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU.

It is alleged that one of the unidentified officers accidentally pulled the trigger firing at Lukoma whom they had travelled with on the fisheries protection speed vessel for an operation on Wednesday night.

According to Zebio Wasswa, the Buvuma District Public Relations Officer, Lukoma has been the head of the District Committee fighting illegal fishing and has been working closely with the FPU in operations against illegal fishing activities.

Hellen Butoto, the Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson has confirmed the incident saying police is still at the scene investigating circumstances under which Lukoma was shot.

Mathias Ssemanda, one of the deceased’s son says that they received the news of the death of his father at around 5 am from residents of Buvuma.

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