We would likely to strongly condemn the senseless acts of violence, where an irate mob attacked police officers, while on lawful duty at Atukei street, Paliisa central, Paliisa town council, in Paliisa District. The preliminary information indicates, that on the 05.12.2021, at around 1500hrs, PPC Kiseka Samuel and PPC Alyomu Ibra attached to FFU were attacked by a group of persons who wanted to trespass and disrupt a function that was being held at the home of Kagumya Siraji, where the two officers, were deployed on security and safety grounds. When the officers blocked and asked them to identify themselves, they refused and instead ganged on the two police officers. They assaulted them with the intention of stealing their guns.
After getting information on the alleged attack, a team of Police officers led by DPC, ASP Mugerwa Umar, responded and reinforced the officers. The rowdy group was dispersed using tear gas, after they defied police orders to leave the area. This incident is a stark reminder of the dangers police officers face, in their efforts to protect the public and keep citizens safe. We want to assure the public that we have directed sufficient resources to the investigation, to help apprehend all suspects involved in the horrendous tragedy. So far 27 suspects have been arrested who are undergoing very thorough screening processes.
ASP IMMACULATE ALASO
PRO BUKEDI NORTH REGION