The UPDF soldier whose gun was stolen was attached to the home of Mityana deputy Resident District Commissioner. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, earlier said the gun was stolen on February 13 and later used in robbery of a mobile money operator in Mubende district.
A joint team of security agencies has arrested seven people suspected to be members of
gangs terrorising Mubende and Mityana districts.
Defence Forces – UPDF and Uganda Police Force – UPF launched a crackdown on suspected
criminals in Mubende and Mityana after a soldier’s gun was stolen by gangs early
soldier whose gun was stolen was attached to the home of Mityana deputy
Resident District Commissioner. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga said the
gun was stolen on February 13 and later used in robbery of a mobile money
operator in Mubende district.
mobile money operator was identified as Nakanyike. After this incident, police,
army resolved to conduct day and night patrols until they intercepted one of the members at the
weekend where one Asuman Kalibala was killed in a fire exchange.
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said the gang has been terrorizing their entire Wamala region that covers
Mubende, Kassanda, Mityana, Kyankwanzi and Kiboga districts. The UPDF soldier
said his friend hoodwinked him to visit a certain place from where his gun was forcefully
taken. UPDF responded
by arresting the soldier and he is facing charges of gun negligence
reports that the soldier lost the gun when he was in a bar enjoying an evening out. At the time of fire exchange, Enanga said thugs were proceeding
to Kiluma trading centre in Mubende District to conduct another robbery.
the Boda-boda rider who was allegedly transporting the criminals from one place
to another, four other suspects including Lawrence Mukama, Clement Ndashimana, Gerald Bagole and Seezi Ngabirano were arrested. UPDF and Police said the UPDF gun was recovered with 26 bullets
yet it had 30 at the time of its disappearance.
The gang had
already used four bullets in their robbery missions. The criminals had army
like camouflage, a National Identity Card belonging to Ronald Ssekiziyivu
and a driving permit belonging to John Nakabale.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.