UPDF Soldier shoots and kills two colleagues

Man Jose Kayima

Authorities in Fort Portal in western Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier shot and killed two of his colleagues.

The suspect identified as Cpl Avugo Lomuro, a member of the Airforce Evacuation Component attached to the Mountain Division Signal Department shot and killed two colleagues on Thursday night.

He also injured a female soldier during the shooting.

The UPDF deputy Spokesperson, Col Deo Akiiki confirmed the incident on Friday morning

“We received an incident report regarding Corporal Avugo Lomuro of the Mountain Division Signal Department, who is attached to the Airforce Evacuation Component. Tragically, he shot and killed two colleagues and caused injuries to another, whose name is being withheld in accordance with UPDF reporting policies.”

He (suspect) will definitely be brought to book to answer for his crimes.” Said Akiiki as quoted by Daily Monitor

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