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According to Barigye, he first thought one of the residents could have got drunk and lost his way home.
A Policewoman with sniffer dog tracing for suspected panga welding men who hacked two people dead at Wabigalo village in Nakasongola

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Suspected machete welding thugs have struck again in Nakasongola district killing two people. The thug have hacked two people to death at Wabigalo trading center along Kampala-Gulu highway. 

  

The deceased have been identified as Fred Bulega and Fred Mujuni, both residents of Kitego village in Wabinyonyi Sub County in Nakasongola. 

The duo’s torsos and heads were found by a resident identified as Rashid Barigye in bushes in Wabigalo trading center around 6: 20am on his way to his garden.     

According to Barigye, he first thought one of the residents could have got drunk and lost his way home. 

He however, says that on coming closer, he saw the headless body and alerted the LC 1 chairman who called police to rush to the scene.    

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Cue out;…emirambo giri ebbiri”//

 

Nathan Musoke, the LC 1 Chairman Wabigalo village, says the two were attacked around 11pm on Sunday night on their way from a bar to their homes in Kitego village. 

He however, says there were no signs of struggle at the crime scene, which mean they could have been slaughtered without a fight.   

Moses Mutebi, the LC 1 Chairman Kitego village describes the incident as tragic and called for increased security patrols since the assailants are likely to be at large.   

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Cue out;….omwezi mulamba”//

   

The Savannah Deputy Regional Police Commander, David James Wamunyelere rushed to the scene with a team of officers and sniffer dog but it failed to trace the killers.   

Wamunyelere revealed that the prime suspect in the earlier attack was arrested and confessed to the crime. 

He also said they have since picked up the person who contracted him to commit the murders but says he could have deployed other killers before he was picked up.   

He asks residents to be vigilant and alert security personnel to enable them arrest the remaining killers.     

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Cue out:…wabwe abatuma”//     

 

The motive of the attacks remains unclear but residents allege that after killing their victims, the assailants collect their blood for ritual purposes.

Patience Namara, the Nakasongola District Police Commander, says Police are hunting for a white Premio vehicle registration number UAY 525K, which is used to evacuate the assailants after their mission. 

She asked the public to immediately alert police if they spot the vehicle anywhere.    

The deceased’s bodies are lying at Nakasongola Health Center IV pending postmortem. This is the second attack by panga welding men in the same village within a space of one week.   

On Thursday, a machete welding man hacked four people dead in Wabigalo village in broad day light. The victims were identified as Lozio Matovu (90), Judith Odur (38), Amos Sekanza (7) and Mesearch Mawanda (10).     

Nakasongola District officials led by the LC V Chairperson, Sam Kigula and Area Member of Parliament, Noah Mutebi have called for a community meeting later today to calm down tensions in the community as well as draw security measures to guard the village.