Crime & Investigation

Policeman Gunned Down as Islamist Militants Attack Church

Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye

cure geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Deputy Police Spokesperson, viagra Polly Namaye, told Chimpreports on Friday the incident occurred at 2:00am today at Mungumwema Pentecostal church in Mugoma parish, Apunyo Sub County, Kyegegwa district.

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Namaye said the worshippers in the Pentecostal church were praying when they were “attacked by an unknown people from a nearby mosque.”

She said the Uganda police force has “deployed strictly to secure the area and prevent further loss of life and properties.”

Namaye further revealed the attackers had with them machetes and guns.

One woman only identified as Beata was hacked to death as she sat in the church praying while several others sustained injuries.

“The area police was notified and they quickly responded to surround the mosque and arrest the attackers who had run back inside for cover. One attacker who was inside the mosque quickly opened fire on the police injuring and killing one officer identified as AIP Mwine Grace, attached to Kyegegwa police station,” added Namaye.

This is the latest bloody incident in a spate of cold-blood killings that continue to haunt the nation.

A few days ago, a woman was butchered from her home in Mukono.

At least two people also had their throats slit by strange attackers in the area of Bugolobi last week.

It should also be noted that Police barracks have been put on high alert after gunmen raided Mubende Police Station in what officials said was a move to kill police operations commanders and also loot ammunition.

The brutal killings continue to cause panic in the country with fears that an insurgent group especially ADF could be behind this insecurity.

Officials tell Chimpreports that several fighters of the Islamist movement, ADF, left DRC to Uganda through the western region where they have been killing civilians after their bases were bombed by UN forces.

Namaye said a team headed by the director operations in the Uganda police AIGP Grace Turyagumanawe is now in the area to “arrest and prosecute the attackers, to establish their intentions and to ensure that this brutality is stopped henceforth.”

She further revealed the team will be working very closely with sister security agencies such as the military, ISO, and other private security agencies.


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