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UPDF Soldier Shoots One Dead in Otuke District :: Uganda Radionetwork
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UPDF Soldier Shoots One Dead in Otuke District

Capt. Amos Nsamba, the UPDF 5th Division Spokesperson says that when the soldiers approached Amuge, he allegedly stabbed one of the soldiers and tried to grab the gun.

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A man was on Thursday shot dead by a Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier on night patrol in Ogor Sub County, Otuke District.  The deceased has been identified as Jimmy Amuge, 30 years old.

Capt. Amos Nsamba, the UPDF 5th Division Spokesperson says that Amuge and two other people Jasper Awio and Bosco Okello were stopped by soldiers who were on night patrol.

He adds that when the soldiers approached Amuge, he allegedly stabbed one of the soldiers and tried to grab the gun.   According to Nsamba, Amuge was shot and died instantly.

Nsamba, says that the soldiers were deployed in the areas of Akuta, Barima, Anyalima, and Apyenpwot along the Otuke- Abim border to stop Karamojong cattle rustlers from invading the area.

He says that the soldier whose identity has been withheld acted in self-defense and was transferred to Lira Regional Referral Hospital for treatment. 

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Jasper Okengo, the LCIII chairperson of Ogor Sub County says that in the last security meeting, it was resolved that locals should not be moving beyond 10 pm.

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