Three inmates have been killed in a fire exchange with security
personnel following a prison break at Singila Prison in Moroto District.
Wednesday more than 200 inmates escaped after overpowering prison
staff. They accessed the armoury and stole 15 riffles. The prison break
happened at 4:30 pm.
Uganda Peoples Defence Forces- UPDF Spokesperson 3rd Division Maj. Peter Mugisa
says that the three inmates were killed when joint forces that included the police,
prison warders and the UPDF followed the inmates on the steeps of
to Mugisa, at least seven inmates were also re-captured.
Mugisa says that security personnel are still pursuing an estimated 200 inmates.
//Cue in: “We did the needful ...
Cue out: ... bullet wounds.”//
UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen Flavia Byekwaso said last night that at least one Uganda
People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier was also reportedly shot dead in the fire
North Karamoja Regional Prisons Officer, Sam Edotu said they were still
compiling a report on the escape.
in: “I am not able to ...
Cue out: “…position please."//
to prison authorities who preferred anonymity, the escapees were hardcore
criminals and cattle rustlers who were arrested last month.
the prison break, gunfire rocked Moroto town for at least 30 minutes as security personnel engaged the armed inmates,
bringing business in the area to a standstill.
Moments later two military helicopters were seen hovering over Mount Moroto
where the inmates are believed to have been hiding.