UPDF and police engaged in running battles with the residents who wanted to avenge Tule’s death. Police had to fire live bullets to calm the situation that left several people with minor injuries.
Gunfire rocked Nakapiritpirit town
Council Monday night as Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF and Police battled residents
protesting the death of one of their own in a suspected act of murder.
was called in after angry natives rampaged protesting the death of a teenager
identified as Tule and started looting property
belonging to members of the Bagisu business community.
Tule is suspected to have been
killed by one of the businessmen from Bagisu community for alleged theft of a pig.
body of Tule, who was reported missing since Saturday was discovered on Monday evening
in a flooded pit near Nakapiripirit Town Council Hall triggering protest from
UPDF and police engaged in running
battles with the residents who wanted to avenge Tule’s death. Police had to
fire live bullets to calm the situation that left several people with minor
Our reporter, Yosam Onyang says property and merchandise worth
an unspecified amount of money was vandalized by the locals as they targeted the
He says tension is still high and security
forces have maintained heavy presence in Nakapiripirit town council.
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The Nakapiritpirit Resident District Commissioner, David Modo declined to
comment when contacted by URN, saying he was still chairing a security meeting
to resolve the situation.