The LDUs gunned down Simon Sserwadda, who alongside three others allegedly raided a shop belonging to one of the residents of Kazo around 4am. According to UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Major Bilal Katamba, residents alerted LDUs who were on foot patrol about the raid.
criminals were shot dead by Local Defense Unit- LDU and
Field Force Unit –FFU personnel in the wee hours of Tuesday morning for alleged
burglary in Kazo Central zone, in Kawempe Division in Kampala.
The LDUs gunned down Simon Sserwadda, who alongside
three others allegedly raided a shop belonging to one of the residents of Kazo
around 4am. According to UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Major Bilal Katamba,
residents alerted LDUs who were on foot patrol about the raid.
Maj. Katamba said LDUs found the group vacating
the scene with their loot but they decided to take off when they saw them
approaching. He explains that the LDUs
first fired in the air in order to scare the suspect to stop but they continued
running protecting them to shoot Sserwadda.
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Although Sserwadda was shot and killed, his
colleagues disappeared with some of items including food stuff, TV screen and
unspecified amount of money. Katamba said locals have since identified
Sserwadda as one of criminals who has been terrorising their area.
Similarly, another suspected thug was killed during the raid
on the home of Prof Vincent Ssembatya, a resident of Upper Kololo. The thug was
seen by police officers manning the Kololo Closed Circuit Television –CCTV
The officers rushed to Prof Ssembatya’s home
and asked the suspected thug to surrender in vain.
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Over the weekend, LDUs killed a suspected criminal along the Entebbe
Expressway in the wee hours of Saturday morning. LDU didn’t have details of the
suspect who was allegedly found cutting the wire mesh along Entebbe expressway
Last week, LDUs shot and killed two police officers in a foiled
robbery at Nankinga zone, Bunamwaya, Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality, in Wakiso
District. UPDF identified the deceased as Ambrose Byareta and Fred Turyomunsi.
said Byareta was wearing an army uniform with a rank of sergeant though he was
a Police Constable while Turyomunsi was working in the police armory at police