Unknown gunmen kill cops

Two police officers were last evening gunned down at Busika Police Station in Luwero.

Alex Wagaluka and Moses Ongol were killed in an attack at 7:30pm.

The Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola confirmed the incident.

“The senseless and violent attack on Busiika Police Station, occurred on the 31.10.2022, at around 7.30pm, by a group of armed assailants, who shot and killed two police officers on duty, injured two others, one critically, and thereafter, robbed two police guns from them. The facts gathered indicate, that the assailants who were about 7, emerged from 3 different sides, two in front and one from behind, were armed with a pistol and guns,” the IGP said, condemning the attack on his men.

During the attack, the assailants injured two other police officers, who included; PC Ochom Adrian and PC Odama Stephen, who remains in critical condition. Both injured victims were rushed to Bombo Military General Hospital for further medical treatment.

Unknown gunmen kill cops

The attackers also burnt several case files and attempted to burn the station. The fire was however, successfully put off by the community at Busiika Town Council.

We do applaud the efforts of all persons who responded and saved the police station, the IGP said.

According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the lGP has extended deepest condolences to the family, friends, relatives and workmates of the late D/IP Wagaluka and PC Ongol.

“He further wished the two injured officers, a quick recovery. And further reiterated that there was no justification, whatsoever, for the attack and acts of violence against police officers, on duty. We do honor the deceased officers; D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses, for their ultimate sacrifice, while serving the community in Busiika, Luweero and the country at large,” Enanga added.

Although the motive of the assailants is not yet determined, Enanga says “the fact that they killed, injured and robbed two guns, clearly reveals how they targeted guns, police personnel and the facility.”

“The scene was cordoned by forensic experts for thorough documentation. A pistol that fell as the assailants fled from the scene, was recovered, and will be subjected for further ballistic examination. Our specialist task teams are working diligently to identify and apprehend the suspects behind the deadly attack. We shall not rest until when they are arrested and brought to book. In addition, an emergency alert and deployment of extra manpower, has taken place,” Enanga said.

Unknown gunmen kill cops

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