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JUST IN! Police Foils Police Station Armed Attack in Kampala City

 

By Our Reporter

 

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A team of officers at Nakulabye Police station has foiled an attempt to attack their Police station by unidentified persons.

 

The incident happened today Wednesday, 23rd November, 2022 at about 4 am. It is alleged that one of our officers (names withheld) was on duty as a station guard when he spotted an unidentified armed person approaching the station from the western direction.

 

The officer immediately discharged bullets towards the alleged attacker forcing him to flee, abandoning an AK47 Magazine with 5 rounds of ammunition.

 

“A team of investigators with the help of canines followed the direction the attacker took but unfortunately, they could not successfully trace them,” ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan PRO said in a press statement released this morning.

 

Owosigyire say investigations into the matter have commenced aided by CCTV cameras to try to identify the attacker and their movements.

 

This is another attack on Police posts where officers are targeted and guns taken.

 

On 31st October, 2022, there was a violent attack on Busiika Police Station at around 7.30pm, by a group of armed assailants, who shot and killed two police officers on duty, injured two others. One officer was critically injured and two police guns were robbed.

 

The facts gathered indicate, that the assailants who were about 7, emerged from 3 different sides, two in front and one from behind, were armed with a pistol and guns.

 

They shot and killed, D/IP Wagaluka Alex, the in-charge CID and PC Ongol Moses, both attached to Busiika Police station. During the attack, the assailants injured two other police officers, who included; PC Ochom Adrian and PC Odama Stephen.

 

They also burnt several casefiles and attempted to burn the station. The fire was however, successfully put off by the community at Busiika Town Council.

 

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