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The gunmen shot Olupot several times in the head, chest and abdomen in the wee hours of Thursday morning killing him instantly.
Kiira region's police spokesperson addressing journalists recently. file photo.
Unidentified thugs have shot dead a security guard at Stabex Pump fuel station along Kyabazinga way in Jinja city.  The gunshot victim is 28- year-old Isaac Olupot, who is attached to Security Group Africa Limited-SGA  

The gunmen shot Olupot several times in the head, chest and abdomen in the wee hours of Thursday morning killing him instantly. His colleague, James Okuboi escaped with serious injuries and is battling for his life in the emergency ward of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital.

The robbers made off with Olupot's gun firearm and unspecified sums of money they snatched from the pump attendants. A pump attendant who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, says that three armed robbers stormed the pump station in a transnational trailer. 

"The trailer made a stopover along the highway about 2:30 am and we thought that maybe they were coming to refuel their tank. However, on getting out, they started firing towards the guards who were caught off guard, killing one of them instantly," he said.  

Adding that "the robbers directed us to lie flat with our faces on the ground, took all the money we had and sped off. We did not manage to identify any of them because we all rose after discovering that they were long gone".

A detective privy to the investigations who also spoke to our report on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter, says that they have reviewed the CCTV footage from the Pump fuel station but the images are not visible enough to ease the identification of the suspects.  

"These robbers seem to have mastered this pump station before launching their attack because the CCTV footage indicates that they were dodging the cameras and the images so far reviewed are not clear enough to ease their arrest," he said.  

James Mubi, the Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, says that the deceased’s body is lying at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital mortuary pending post-mortem. A team of detectives and scene of crime officers are still combing the crime scene for more clues. 

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