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Jinja Shooting Victim Succumbs to Bullet Wounds

Balikowa’s brother, Jamil Ediluma said that doctors had recommended for Balikowa’s referral to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further management, but died before he was transferred.
The Kiira region police commander, Dauda Hiriga addressing journalists.

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A victim of Thursday’s shooting in Jinja City has succumbed to bullet wounds. Yusuf Balikowa died on Friday at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital.

The shooting happened on Thursday night at Mailo mbili roundabout in Jinja City after a police patrol vehicle knocked a motorcycle rider. Boda Boda cyclists confronted the police officers and demanded that they take their colleague to the hospital for treatment. 

However, when the police officers refused, the cyclists pelted the police personnel with stones. The police retaliated by firing live bullets directly at the crowd, killing Farouk Samanya instantly.

Balikowa’s brother, Jamil Ediluma said that doctors had recommended for Balikowa’s referral to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further management, but died before he was transferred.

 //cue in: “ekisinze kutukosa… 

 Cue out…bwawumwire,”.

The Kiira Region Police Commander, Dauda Hiriga says that police had confirmed shooting two people namely Samanya and Shaluwa Namukose whom they rushed to Alshafa hospital.

However, Hiriga says that they only got to know of Yusuf Balikowa’s shooting on Friday. He adds that inquiries into the incident are on-going.

 //Cue in “three people were… 

 Cue out…highly condemn them,”.

On Friday, four police officers attached to the Field Force Unit-FFU were arrested in connection to the shooting.

Hiriga further says that the police leadership has pledged to extend financial assistance to both the deceased’s family and the survivor.

 //cue in: “the inspector general… 

 Cue out…with medical bills,”.

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