A resident of Budhumbuli village in Bugembe ward in Northern division in
Jinja city is nursing wounds at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital after being
stabbed by machete wielding thugs on Tuesday night.
25-year-old Badiru Magemeso was stabbed on the
head, left ear and upper chest shortly after returning to his residence around
According to Magemeso, the three assailants who wore face masks forced his door open and grabbed him by the neck.
He says the thugs started
pestering for money in vain prompting him to fight back.
Magemeso says one of
the thugs stabbed him, adding that he was only saved by his neighbors who had
his alarm for help.
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Abudullah Mukisa, a resident says there is
security laxity in the area.
who commit such crimes live within this community but local leaders and police
alike have failed to reign in on the situation living the community to bear the
consequences,” he said.
Adding that, “Every time our
colleagues are attacked, police authorities promise to restore sanity in this
place but nothing is done thereafter.”
Abbey Ngako, the Kiira Region Police Spokesperson,
says a team of detectives is investigating the matter.
He decries the high crime rates in Bugembe, saying
police will intensify night patrols to restore sanity in the area.