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Suspected Zombo Attacker Arrested in Masindi :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Suspected Zombo Attacker Arrested in Masindi

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that Oyirwoth was picked up by officers from Kyatiri Police post and was immediately transferred to Masindi Central Police Station.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson commenting on the arrest of the suspected attacker..

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Masindi security has picked up one of the suspects believed to have been part of the raid on a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF detach in Zombo district. 

Norbert Oyirwoth 35, a resident of Pakwach district, was picked up from a Guest house in Kyatiri trading center in Pakanyi Sub County in Masindi district on Tuesday night.    

 

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that Oyirwoth was picked up by officers from Kyatiri police post and was immediately transferred to Masindi Central Police Station. 

He says the suspect first disguised himself as a UPDF officer but when tasked produce his warrant card, he had none.    

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Hakiza explains that investigators contacted UPDF Commanders at Butiaba UPDF Detach who dismissed reports that Oyirwoth is a UPDF solider. 

He also says that they contacted security in Zombo district, which indicated that Oyirwoth on their list of the wanted suspects in connection to the attack.

Genesis of the Attack

Over 100 men armed with machetes, bows and arrows invaded Zombo army detach on March 6, 2020 around 12:30 am.  

The attackers killed five UPDF soldiers, injured two others and torched various huts before fleeing. UPDF launched an operation in which 19 attackers were gunned down and 27 arrested.

They have since been transferred to the fourth infantry division barracks in Gulu district for interrogation. 

The suspects were picked up from Jangokoro, Nyapeya, Atyak, Zeu, Zaale, Songoli, Warr and Paidha in an operation mounted by the army.          

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