The Joint Security Agencies are actively investigating another senseless and violent attack, that occurred on a UPDF mini check point, that leads to Gaddafi Barracks main gate, on the 17.11.2022, at around 9pm, by a group of armed assailants, who killed the a UPDF officer, identified as Sgt. Eyamu Simon Peter, aged 45, and robbed two guns, including that of his colleague, who had gone to the nearby shops.
The facts gathered indicate that the assailants took advantage of the location of the mini-check point, distanced about 1km away from the main check point to Gaddafi main barracks, the green cover and the Ambercoat market access, which made the mini-check point a soft target. They attacked the guard, stabbed him to the right chest and also shot him thrice, killing him instantly. The assailants robbed two guns and fled from the scene. The security barricade at the main Gaddafi barracks checkpoint was not breached.
Our Joint Regional security task teams responded immediately upon learning about the incident and cordoned off the area. An immediate search, with the use of K9, led to the arrest of one suspect who was found hiding in a trench. The second UPDF guard who left his beat at the mini-check point, is also arrested for further interrogation.
We have in addition, deployed full investigative resources, to reconstruct and document the scene. Our joint intelligence and operational teams are also building on their intelligence aimed at identifying and pursuing the assailants.
The body of the deceased has been transferred to Jinja Regional Referral hospital for further post mortem analysis. Our condolences are extended to the family, friends, relatives and workmates of the late Sgt. Eyamu Simon Peter.
More updates will be communicated accordingly. We also kindly request the public to disregard the misleading information that was shared by the Deputy RCC Jinja, to his Superiors and the media. The distortions are hereby corrected.
SCP Fred Enanga