Guns stolen, policeman shot dead after thugs attack roadblock in Luweero

A team of Uganda People's Defense Forces and Uganda Police is pursuing a gang of assailants who attacked policemen at the Ufiika Salaama roadblock in Kiwumpa village, Luweero district.

Guns stolen and policeman dead after gang attack at roadblock in Luweero

The machete wielding gang ambushed the group of about five officers comprising of 3 Traffic Police and 2 Field Force Unit personnel, at around midday July 25, 2022.

According to Police Spokesperson of the Savannah Region Police, ASP Isah Ssemwogerere, the injured officers were rushed to Luwero hospital.

PC Busingye was cut and had his gun taken at the same time as PC Twinamasiko, who had suffered a serious head wound. The victims were transferred to the hospital, but PC Twinamasiko passed away en route. The fire department was able to extinguish the truck fire,” Ssemwogerere said.

They fled with two guns after torching a loaded Fuso fighter with the license plate UAR 301Z, but not before inflicting severe head trauma to one of the policemen and fatal stab wounds to another.

Police Constable Busingye and Police Constable Twinamasiko were the victims of the attack.

An eyewitness, Abisafu Kawuma, said that the two men jumped the policemen and immediately started stabbing them. Kawuma said that one policewoman was able to flee from the scene into a garden to hide, this is where he offered his t-shirt for her to disguise her uniform.

The two forged their way back to the Kampala-Gulu highway where they contacted police at Luweero Central Police Station.

By the time the law enforcers, led by Luwero District Police Commander Living Twazagye, arrived the attackers had already fled the crime scene.

The assailants torched the truck which had been parked near the checkpoint before they fled the scene with two guns. A team of police officers and UPDF soldiers led by Living Twazagye, the Luwero District Police Commander rushed to the scene but found the assailants had taken off.

Twazagye says that police and soldiers are still combing through the area and nearby bushes to find the murders.

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