Peter Lukimoi shot the unidentified suspected thief at around 1:30a.m as he responded to an alarm by area residents of Nyabisojo-Kimigi cell in Kisalizi ward, Buliima town council in Masindi district when thugs raided the area.
officer in charge-OC of Buliima Police post in Buliima town Council Masindi district
has shot a suspected thief dead.
Lukimoi shot the suspected thief on Monday morning at 1:30a.m as he responded to an alarm by area residents of Nyabisojo-Kimigi cell in Kisalizi ward, Buliima town council in Masindi district after thugs raided the area.
is reported that in the wee hours of Monday morning, six suspected thugs raided the area and started terrorizing the village while robbing animals including goats.
residents immediately alerted Buliima police who rushed to bring the situation under control.
on their way, police being commanded by Lukimoi intercepted six thugs who were
armed with Pangas and sticks.
Upon seeing police, the suspected thieves charged at the police officers.
self defense Lukimoi discharged a bullet that hit one of the charging suspected thieves
on the head killing him on spot as his accomplices fled to unknown destinations.
managed to recover three goats the thugs had stolen from the area residents.
Kyaligonza, a resident told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the thugs
raided the area and started terrorizing area residents indiscriminately adding
that at one point, they beat up the locals who tried to resist their action. He
applauded police for their quick response.
Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the incident saying
the body of the yet to be identified thug was picked up by police and
later taken to Masindi hospital mortuary pending postmortem.
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According to Hakiza, the hunt for the other five suspects who fled is ongoing.
Sunday night, a security guard attached to Premier Security group shot dead a suspected
thief in Hoima. But the brave security guard was later arrested by police.
arrested security guard has only been identified as Awori, who had been
deployed to guard a cattle farm owned by one Manzi Tumubwine in Kibaali
village, Buraru sub-county in Hoima district.
is alleged that on Sunday night at around 11:30p.m, six suspected thugs armed
with pangas, raided the farm and attacked Awori with an intention of disarming
her and stealing the cattle from the farm.
They allegedly grabbed her but in
self-defence, she managed discharged a bullet that hit one of the thugs, thus saving her life and the employer's property.
yet to be identified thug died on spot, while his accomplices fled the scene.
The body of the deceased was later picked up by security personnel and taken to
Hoima City Mortuary for postmortem.