Crime & Investigation

Police Get Clues on Mubende Barracks Attack


viagra dosage price geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye told this website on Friday afternoon that some insiders within the barracks could have provided information to the militants who waged a deadly gun battle with police at 2:40am on Thursday.

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Chimpreports broke the news yesterday morning that one of gunmen died as they exchanged gunfire with police.

Namaye said the assailants attacked and shot at some houses at Mubende police barracks in the late hours of the night at about 2:40 am and that no resident of the barracks was injured and no properties were stolen.

“The police directorate CIID headed by AIGP Grace Akullo are investigating this attack and a team of senior officers from the department of crime intelligence are already gathering clues into what has turned to be a planned attack on specific personnel in the barracks,” said Namaye.

The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura who flew to the scene on Thursday was shocked that the militants knew the exact residences of the targeted policemen who have been leading operations against armed thugs in the region.

Namaye said, while at the scene, Gen Kayihura directed that all clues be exhausted fully to arrest the attackers.

“A stained jacket, petrol and other items recovered from the scene are some of the clues already in the hands of the police investigating team,” said the deputy police publicist.

The attack has sent cold shivers down the spine of Uganda’s security chiefs considering that some army officers recently planned to attack Kabamba military barracks.

Namaye said the investigations target both the insiders in the barracks and outsiders who could have had access to this barracks.

“It is also possible that the attackers had collaborators and did not carry out this planned attack without help. The investigating team therefore calls upon the public to be calm and to continue to be vigilant in the fight against such attacks.”


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