There has been an attack on Gaddafi Baracks in Jinja City by unknown assailants who have shot dead a Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) sergeant at the mini gate on the Ambercourt Kimaka roadside.
The attackers took off with two guns.
According to Jinja South Division, Deputy Resident City Commissioner, Mr. Mike Ssegawa, the attack took place at around 8pm on Thursday.
“The attackers found one soldier on station as his colleague had stepped away. The soldier who had stepped away had left his gun with his gunned down colleague. Both guns were taken,” Mr Ssegawa revealed.
Following the incident, two people have been detained including the soldier who stepped away from duty.
The Minister for Presidency Hon Babirye Milly Babalanda has also confirmed the incident.
“I strongly condemn the bloody attack on innocent cops on duty in Jinja this evening. These cowardly acts of terror will be defeated like all others. Let’s be vigilant and report bad elements,” she tweeted on Thursday.
This is the third attack on security by yet to be identified assailants in less than three weeks.
The first attack took place on 31st October in Busiika where two police officers were killed, two injured and two guns taken.
The second one happened on 14th November in Kyanja although no police officer was killed or injured.
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