Peter Wasswa, the officer in charge of Elegu Police post, says unidentified thugs raided the deceased’s home and shot him using a sub machine gun.
One person has
been killed and four others injured during a robbery in Elegu Town Council in
Amuru district. The deceased has been
identified as 28-year-old Herbert Ayesigye, a trader in Elegu town council.
shortly after being admitted at Gulu Independent Hospital following a raid at on his home on
Saturday night. Peter Wasswa, the officer in charge of Elegu Police post, says
unidentified thugs raided the deceased’s home and shot him using a sub machine gun.
They took off towards
Unyama River at the Uganda-South Sudan border. Jimmy Onkegiu, the Officer in
charge of Crime Intelligence and Investigation in Elegu, says Ayesigye suffered
two gunshots in the stomach. Police have recovered 16 cartridges of an SMG
rifle from the scene of crime.
The attack also
injured Allen Nayebare, 21, Marion Musimenta, 25, Eva Kyasimire, 19 and Charles
Lojum, 25, all residents of Elegu Town Council. The Aswa River Region Police
spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema, says the gunshot victims are receiving
treatment at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor while others are in Gulu Independent
Proliferation of small arms and light weapons
pose a grave danger to security of the people along the Uganda-South Sudan border. Weapons are used for robbery around Elegu–Nimule,
while in Lamwo and Kitgum districts, such weapons are used for cattle raids.