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JUST IN: Security Guards Shoot at State Minister for Lands, Sam Mayanja

By Our Reporter

 

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Armed private security guards are being hunted down by police for shooting at the Lands State Minister, Sam Mayanja.

 

This incident happened on Thursday, 24th August, 2023 in Rwobunyonyi village, Hoima where Mayanja was intervening in a land struggle between one Fred Mugamba and area residents.

 

The guards had been deployed by Fred Mugamba to guard the contested piece of land.

 

The Minister says he called Major General Ddamulira who told him that the private security guards will be arrested. He said the RDC had also assured him of the arrest of the yet to be identified guards.

 

From a video that has gone viral on social media, the private guards ran away immediately after shooting at the Minister’s entourage and were seen being pursued by the Minister’s UPDF bodyguards.

 

The Minister was however not harmed neither were there any causalities as a senior police officer was seen apparently calling Mugamba to restrain his guards from shooting.

 

“Here your boys are shooting, why should they shoot? Yes talk to your people to stop shooting, what if they kill someone,” the officer whose uniform tag reads Bogere said on phone.

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