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LDU Shoots Two People Dead in Napak

At the time of the incident, the two were riding a motorcycle along the Moroto-Napak road. According to the Napak Resident District Commissioner Abubaker Kaddunabbi Lubega, police in Napak is investigating how the shooting came about.

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The police in Napak district are investigating the circumstances under which a Local Defence Unit personnel shot dead two employees of Titas Palace, an entertainment centre in Moroto town. The two were shot dead at Kautakou in Napak district 14 kilometres from Moroto town on Sunday.

Police have identified the deceased as Tom Opio 18, and Luke Edilu aged, 19, residents of Apota and Awarata villages in Wila Sub County, in Amuria district. The duo has been working as support staff at the entertainment centre.

At the time of the incident, the two were riding a motorcycle along the Moroto-Napak road. According to the Napak Resident District Commissioner Abubaker Kaddunabbi Lubega, police in Napak is investigating how the shooting came about.

Reports indicate that the LDUs responded to an alert issued by the police about two young men who had stolen 830, 000 Shillings from their employer. But Lubega says that the police in Napak are yet to obtain statements from primary witnesses including the management of Tita Palace and the LDU.

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John Baptist Kyambadde, the OC Criminal Investigations Department confirmed that inquiries are underway but hastened to add that no one has yet been arrested in connection to the killing.

The UPDF 3rd Division Spokesman Maj Peter Mugisa told URN that although the shooting was by members of the reserve force, the case was being pursued by police who were trailing the two boys when the shooting happened. The bodies of the deceased were by last evening still at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital for a postmortem.

Lately, the conduct of LDU personnel across the country has been a major public concern raising questions on their competency and ability to protect Ugandans

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