A squad of battle-hardened police commandos have killed two suspected armed robbers in a heavy gun battle in a daring mission in Kasese districts.
Police publicist, and http://cineaverde.com/wp-includes/locale.php Fred Enanga says the heavily-armed gunmen were intercepted at a road block as they travelled in private car on a robbery mission.
“The territorial Police at Kasese under the Rwenzori Region, http://cayein.com/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php yesterday (Wednesday) at around 2130 hrs engaged a gang of robbers travelling in a grey Toyota Premio under Registration number UAP 488N who were on a mission to rob the Great Lakes Coffee Factory in Kasese,” says Enanga.
He elaborated that the Police mobilized personnel based on intelligence and intercepted the robbers at a checkpoint erected at Kesiselo weighbridge, where in the process of effecting arrest, one of the suspects drew out a gun and opened fire against the policemen.
“A gun battle ensued where the two robbers that included Frank Kamugisha and another whose body is yet to be identified were shot dead.”
The move follows a series of armed robberies across the country. Several police officers have been killed in cold blood by armed militants, creating an atmosphere of terror.
Enanga said an AK 47 gun registration number 87333874 with 16 rounds of live ammunition were recovered.
He said the police vehicle registered as UP 0808 was riddled with bullets and damaged as the gunmen tried to take the well-trained cops out of action.
Chimpreports understands Police used a special combat unit of police commandos to defeat the suspected criminals.
Enanga said Police proceeded and arrested two other suspects that included Monday Richard, a resident of Namugodi, Busia and Stephen Jjuuko from Kasokoso, Kireka Kampala.
“The gang has been terrorizing the districts under the Rwenzori Region that included Fortportal and Kasese among others,” he noted.
The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura commended the Police for their actions in yesterday’s operation and said “he is extremely proud of their degree of bravery and selflessness.”
He urged them to work even harder and rid the area of criminals, targeting the festive season by increasing visibility and patrols in the area.
Enanga cautioned the public and specifically businessmen to be “extra cautious and vigilant” while transacting business during this festive season due to increased activities by criminals, especially when entering and exiting their homes, hotels, cars, garages, schools, workplaces, banks among others.
“They are further advised to report any suspicious activities to the nearest police station, other security agency and or local council officials,” he concluded.