IGP Ochola reveals how armed assailants raided Busiika Police Station

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Two police personnel attached to Busiika police station in Luwero district were killed on Monday evening by unknown suspected armed assailants during an attack that left two officers critically injured.

The attackers also made away with two guns belonging to the Uganda Police Force.

The Inspector General of Police-IGP, Martin Okoth Ochola has since revealed how the raid was carried out by the attackers.

IGP Ochola has identified the deceased as D/IP Alex Wagaluka, who was in-charge of CID and PC Moses Ongol.

The two injured officers are PC Adrain Ochom and PC Stephen Odama, who are undergoing medical treatment at Bombo Military General Hospital.

According to IGP Ochola, the assailants were about seven in number and emerged from three different directions.

IGP said two emerged from in front, one from behind, and they were all armed with pistols and guns.

He explained that several case files were burnt and the station was also set ablaze by the assailants, but the community managed to put off the fire.

A source said a pistol fell as the assailants fled from the scene, and it has been subjected to further ballistic examination.

“Our specialist task teams are working diligently to identify and apprehend the suspects behind the deadly attack. We shall not rest until they are arrested and brought to book. In addition, an emergency alert and the deployment of extra manpower have taken place, “he added.

IGP further extended his condolences to the family, friends, relatives and co-workers of the deceased.

“We applaud the efforts of all those who responded and saved the police station. We do honor the deceased officers, D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses, for their ultimate sacrifice while serving the community in Busiika, Luweero and the country at large. He further wished the two injured officers a quick recovery, “he said.

This is the second time unknown assailants have attacked police in Luwero this year.

However, the motive of the assailants has not yet been determined, and the scene was cordoned off by forensic experts for thorough documentation.

In July, a group of unknown assailants armed with machetes attacked police officers manning a highway traffic checkpoint in Kiwumpa Village, four kilometers from Luwero Town, and killed Police Constable Ronald Busingye.

Other officers, including Josephat Twinamasiko, were injured during the attack. The group also robbed two police guns.

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