A Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier identified as Lance Cpl Omara Denis Awilo on Monday shot and killed two Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel, one civilian and one police special constable at Ganda, Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.
The UPDF Deputy spokesperson Lt. Col Deo Akiiki has confirmed the incident through a statement and said Investigations to find out the cause of the unfortunate incident is ongoing.
“The culprit was also gunned down in self defence and to stop his wanton action. We condemn the outrageous act of the lower commander against his subordinates. We extend our sincere condolences to those whose life have taken and grieve with the families. Joint investigations have commenced to ascertain what prompted the Junior Commissioned officer to shot at his colleagues,” Col Akiiki said in a statement.
The victims were identified as Special Police Constable Isaac Nimulungi, No.AX301784 Abraham Masereka, No.AX017516 John Wafula, both LDU personnel and a civilian Rita Nabayingo, a resident of Nsumbi village Kyebando Parish Wakiso Sub County, Wakiso District.
The soldier who colleagues suspect was under the influence of alcohol, also shot and injured Police Constable David Ochen.
It’s said that during the exchange of fire, the killer and security personnel running after him entered civilian residences and it’s alleged that this is how Nabayingo was killed.